Category: Hong Kong

Lantau, Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on Lantau

Towards the end of our week in Hong Kong we woke to a vivid blue sky, no rain was forecast, so we took the metro to Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s second largest island. The metro drops you off, rather handily, at Tung Chung, a small...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, even wonderful in the rain.

  I stood on the promenade in Kowloon, overlooking Victoria Harbour and the spectacular skyline across the water, and marvelled to myself that we had reached this faraway land without ever stepping into an aeroplane. It seemed a wonder of railway engineering that I could...

Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Laid back on Lamma

So we escaped China! The huge country had been enthralling and fascinating but we needed a break, and we found it on a small, tranquil island in Hong Kong. Technically still China, Hong Kong is an autonomous, separate special administrative region and it comprises of a...

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