Ten Thousand Lazy Buddhas and Thirteen Fast Horses

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Walking up the hill to Ten Thousand Buddha Temple
To be honest, I'm not quite interested in horses. Ok, I live in a rural area, with lots of forrest and lush green meadows. No surprise that there are many horses around.
Actually, some of my friends own one or more horse(s).
Horses are quite nice when they come in hordes of 200-300 and are packed in my car's engine hehe
Anyway, today on this wonderful sunday afternoon, I had the chance to see a horse race at the Sha Tin race course.

Before going to the race, I met Chispa at the New Town Plaza shopping mall, which is located directly on exit of the Sha Tin MTR station.
Chispa lives in Sha Tin and had the idea to visit the 10000 Buddha place.
We had some nice lunch at Ajisen Ramen. Japanese noodle soup, one of my favorites.
Buddha #4923, probably smoked some weed before we came there hehe
Yay! :-)

After lunch we went to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, which is in walking distance of the shopping mall.
It's actually not a monastery, but a buddhist temple built in the 1950's which is nowadays operated by laypersons.
To get up to the temple, you'll have to walk up a steep path, which is escorted by many big golden buddha statues. I don't recommend walking up there when it's raining or it's really really hot! @.@
In the temple there are thousands of tiny buddhas sitting on the wall.

I liked the place. It's different, and not so touristy... ;-)

After checking out this place we went to see the horse race at the Sha Tin Racecourse.
Wow, soooo many people there! Everybody holding their bet tickets, emotionally charged atmosphere... those people really love to gamble! :-)
We just watched one race there. Wow, those horsies are going at it! I bet each one of the horses has more than one HP haha :-P


Kurisu says:
Haha, yeah, Chispa has been living there forever, and she also didn't go there before!
Posted on: May 09, 2010
alicegourmet says:
To be honest, I've never been to the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastry when I was living in Shatin. Lived in Shatin from 1986-2004. I'm not a big fan of horse racing...but it's good for tourist to check out the Shatin Horse Racing Course.
Posted on: May 09, 2010
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