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Lunar New Year Market, Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), Hong Kong

By on January 23, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Lunar New Year Market, Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a few days and I had been tipped off about a Lunar New Year Market that was taking place in Victoria Park (維多利亞公園), so I thought I would check it out….  The place was crazy!  It was absolutely packed.  And, I have no idea what Queen Victoria (statue below) would […]

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Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Tung Chung was developed as a military stronghold, in order to drive out pirates in the area, around 1817 during the Qing dynasty with the construction of forts, guard-houses, and batteries around Rocky Lion Hill and Tung Chunh Hou. Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台 (Tung Chung Suocheng (Tung Chung Battalion City)) was the naval headquarters for the Right Battalion of […]

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Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

When you wander around the main centre of Hong Kong you forget that Hong Kong has a history and so it was interesting to come across the Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and the Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln near Tung Chung. There is not a lot to see of either the battery or the kiln, but when […]

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Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong is very small, not very old, and is used for worshiping Yeung Hau Wong (Emporer Yeung Hau). The temple contains a bell that was cast in 1765, and this suggests a date for the first temple on the site, however, the ceramic decorations on the ridge of the roof […]

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Nan Lin Gardens, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Nan Lin Gardens, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong

The Nan Lin Gardens, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong is a few minutes walk from the Diamond Hill metro station (take exit C2 from the station). The gardens are very relaxing and peaceful, despite some significant roads nearby. They are a little island of tranquility in the madness and noise of Hong Kong, and I spent a very pleasant hour […]

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Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong

The Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑 is a rather odd place in Hong Kong. The Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑 is a few minutes walk from the Diamond Hill metro station (take exit C2 from the station), and whilst it is easy to find, it is difficult to get in, or it was for me. The nunnery is stunning, and there […]

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Ma Wan Chung 馬灣涌, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Ma Wan Chung 馬灣涌, Hong Kong

Ma Wan Chung 馬灣涌 – this was one of the great little old finds that you sometimes come across while out and about wandering around. I had come down to Tung Chung, Hong Kong with the aim of visiting the Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery, however, when I got to Tung Chung I discovered that the cable […]

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Tin Hau Kung Temple, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tin Hau Kung Temple, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

The Tin Hau Kung Temple in Wong Lung Hang of Tung Chung is the last temple built of granite still standing in Hong Kong. The temple was built in 1822 in Miu Wan, near Check Lap Kok, and moved to its current location in 1990 when Hong Kong International Airport being built. The six stone pillars outside the […]

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Mongkok Flower Market 旺角花墟, Hong Kong

By on January 19, 2017 in Hong Kong
Mongkok Flower Market 旺角花墟, Hong Kong

This was my second visit to Mongkok Flower Market 旺角花墟 in Hong Kong, and the last time I was there was September 4, 2015, and, as last time, it didn’t disappoint. This visit was just before the Chinese new year and the market was full of bushes containing small oranges and/or mandarins (a lucky gift for the Chinese new […]

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