Lets try to see all the sights of Hong Kong in one day
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GO! 10,000 Buddhas monastery, first on the list. A few stops up the tube line and we arrive at Sha Tin, according to the guide book it’s a 15 minute walk from there following the “clearly signposted” route. If it was “clearly signposted” then it would take 2 minutes to reach, but as the sign is tucked away behind a building away from the main road, it does then take 15 minutes to find.
Once we reached the starting point we realise how high and far away it actually is to the top. 10,000 Buddhas is a monastery containing well over 10,000 Buddhas, there are hundreds of life size ones on the walk up and about 12,000 in and around the temples at the top of all sizes.
NEXT! GO! GO! A different island – Lantau Island. A few tubes away followed by a long winding bus journey up a mountain. There was a cable car ride to the top but I thought this would be just as much fun. At the top there is a 200 tonne bronze Buddha statue atop a platform up yet more steps. There is also a vegetarian restaurant that serves a generous size meal with many bowls and plates of nice food, apart from one dish they brought over was a bowl of peas and sweetcorn in sauce.
That should have been our day done and dusted but choose to soldier on and go to Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram. The Peak Tram is a British tram that has something to do with royalty and has been on the go for years, I don’t know facts and figures that’s just sad and you would probably skip it anyway.
Tonight we are back in time for the Symphony of Lights show, best seen from the Avenue of Stars. This is strip of walkway with stars embedded in the ground (similar to that in Hollywood). The avenue overlooks the water between Kowloon and HK Island, the light show is a series of lights, lasers and music, many buildings light up and shoot out lights, lasers etc.
Then we went for some uncooked Chinese chicken served with a slap in the face. I am starting to realise that the Chinese maybe aren’t as rude as I had thought but it is just their no-nonsense charm and maybe we are at fault as we are constantly dishing out insincere thank you’s, pleases, sorry’s, when it’s not always necessary. But that’s just how we are I suppose. This is proper Doogie Howser signing off paragraph, I’d better go to bed.