The Upper House
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... the Crystal Cabin experience (glass-bottomed cable car!) I decided to go for the 1+1 Standard + Crystal Round-Trip Cable Car experience, which essentially means standard cabin up, crystal cabin down the mountain. That amounts to HK$285 (S$45),
The Tai-O Boat Excursion was an interesting experience, where I got to see the villages on stilts as well as an expansive mountainous backdrop. Tai-O is a traditional fishing village, a ...
... overly high expectations (not helped by the HK Government’s “Hong Kong: Asia’s World City” campaign). Most of its growth occurred between the 1950s and 1990s, resulting in little history by Asian standards (even the famous Buddha statue was built in the 1990s). The downtown region is grey – ugly apartment blocks and expressways abound. The parks aren’t in the heart of ...
... from Mongolia in the north to Hong Kong in the south, Tibet in the west to Shanghai in the east, it’s a country of huge contrasts, none more so than the differences between the huge cities and the tiny rural communities, the former of which are becoming increasingly westernised while the latter remain resolutely unchanged. As a tourist destination it’s not as easy as you’d think for travelling – some places are fine, others much less so. ...
The Hong Kong China Temple is located in the beautiful
residential district of Kowloon Tong, a suburb of Hong Kong on the Kowloon
Peninsula. The temple proper occupies the top three floors of the building while a meetinghouse, mission office, apartments for the temple president and
mission president, and Beehive …
... for your doorstep:-) There are couple of hundred steps up to the base of the Buddha where other large statues adorn the surrounding walkway. The view from the top across the whole island and smaller island was spectacular. The large Buddhist temple was undergoing some restoration outside but you were able to explore inside the brightly painted walls and shrines. Photos of the Dalai Lama with Mountbatten also take pride of place. We stay at the Buddha ...
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