Day 5 - Going to Ngong Ping to see the Big Bhudda on Lantau Island
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March 28th, 2009 – by: Kurisu
To get to Lantau, I took the ferry to Discovery Bay. The ferry pier is near IFC mall. Takes you 20 minutes to get there. My friend Yoyo, who lives in DB, picked me up at the ferry pier. We went back to her home. They have a very nice view from their appartment at 21st floor. They even see the fireworks at Disneyland every evening.
After resting for a while, we - that is, Yoyo, her husband, her sweet little daughter, her helper and me - went to Tung Chung by bus.
There are quite many steps up to the Bhudda... well, this way you get some exercise! ;-)
The big guy is quite impressive, sitting up there on his platform.
After climbing down again, we were very lucky to watch a demonstration of Kung Fu by some Shaolin monks. Those guys are crazy! It was really exciting watching them, jumping and flying around... amazing!
After the show we went back to Tung Chung by cable car, where I took MTR to Hong Kong Island. My buddy Joe came over from his office in Shen Zhen to join me for the weekend. We had dinner at a japanese restaurant and as a dessert had some nice german Erdinger Weissbier at McSorleys pub in Lan Kwai Fong/Central.
Tomorrow we are going to Macau!
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