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Park at the nunnery

We had arrived fairly late yesterday hence we decided to sleep in a bit this morning instead of rushing out at the crack of dawn. When we head out we take the metro a couple of stations to a pretty boring area – but it are home to a nice restaurant in the form of one of the Tim Ho Wan outlets in Hong Kong. We had tried Tim Ho Wan a couple of years ago in Taipei and had found the restaurant were serving top notch dim sum – so we decide to give it a go for a bit of brunch at the Hong Kong outlet where the Tim Ho Wan chain were first established.

There was a long line in front of the restaurant so we had to wait for half an hour or so before we finally got a table. It was well worth the wait and the dim sum was very delicious. The service is quick so the meal doesn’t take very long.

Tower in the park
Hence we decide to head back to the station and take the MRT to go to a small temple a bit away from down town. I never been out there before so it is a pleasure to go out and see the temple which is a quite oasis in the bustling town.

We walk around the Chi Lin nunnery for a while taking in the nice Chinese structure and the many golden Buddha statues. After having looked around the nunnery for a while we head out into the Nan Lian garden which is right outside the nunnery. There are a lot of people out in the garden enjoying there Sunday – there are a lot of women probably from Indonesia out in the garden – I figure it is the maids/nannies of the wealthier local residents going out enjoying the Sunday where they don’t have to take care of somebody else’s kids.

Tower and bridge

We haven’t actually done much sightseeing so far – but the lack of sleep the last couple of nights are taking its toll – and we have restaurant reservations for tonight and I really want to enjoy the dinner. I figure the only way to enjoy dinner tonight is if I get an afternoon nap – so much against my nature I have to quit sightseeing and go to sleep in the middle of daylight hours.

After a couple of hours sleep I feel much better and am ready to head out to the restaurant. It is a short walk to the hotel where the restaurant is located. I have been looking forward to this place since the restaurant has finally gotten that coveted third star in the Michelin guide and I really can’t afford to go to that kind of establishments paying European prices – and fortunately the prices here is a bit more budget friendly without being dirt cheap.

Big bonsai like trees
It is a great dinner with good service.

Full after dinner we head out to enjoy the stars of the night. We head down to the harbor to spot the Star Ferry – you can’t really go to Hong Kong without at least seeing one of those ferries constantly crossing the harbor. Down at the harbor is a couple of Christmas displays which is actually more elaborate than anything you will see back in my hometown where Christmas is a much bigger deal than it is here in Hong Kong. After having a look at the displays we head back towards our hotel walking by the famous Peninsula Hotel which also got a bit of Christmas display complete with stars and everything.

HORSCHECK says:
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Congratulations!
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Park at the nunnery
Park at the nunnery
Tower in the park
Tower in the park
Tower and bridge
Tower and bridge
Big bonsai like trees
Big bonsai like trees
The nunnery entrance
The nunnery entrance
The nunnery
The nunnery
The nunnery complex
The nunnery complex
The main building
The main building
Side buildings
Side buildings
Small pool
Small pool
Water flowing into the pool
Water flowing into the pool
The water lillies on the lake
The water lillies on the lake
Flowering tree
Flowering tree
Flowering tree
Flowering tree
Bonsai like trees
Bonsai like trees
Flowering trees
Flowering trees
Tower
Tower
The roof of the nunnery
The roof of the nunnery
The roof of the nunnery
The roof of the nunnery
The view of the city
The view of the city
The nunnery
The nunnery
Sculpture at the nunnery
Sculpture at the nunnery
Water area
Water area
Bridge
Bridge
The nunnery area
The nunnery area
Stones
Stones
Stone
Stone
Waterwheel
Waterwheel
Waterfall
Waterfall
Pavilion
Pavilion
Waterwheel and waterfall
Waterwheel and waterfall
Koi in the pond
Koi in the pond
Small pond
Small pond
Little lake with a pavilion
Little lake with a pavilion
Stone in the lake
Stone in the lake
Lake
Lake
Stone in the lake
Stone in the lake
Stones
Stones
Tower on a small island
Tower on a small island
Closer look at the tower
Closer look at the tower
Pagoda in the distance
Pagoda in the distance
Tower and bridge
Tower and bridge
waterfall and flowers
waterfall and flowers
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