Hong Kong - review

We went for some sightseeing in Hong Kong 5 days ago.

The Golden Bauhinia Square 金紫荊廣場 is an open area in Wan Chai North, Hong Kong.

The sculpture is deemed a very important symbol for the Hong Kong people after reunification. On the second day of Chinese New Year and National Day of the People's Republic of China, the square is lighted up by a firework show.


The sculpture, a gilded flower bauhinia, is 6 meters high. The major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid.



The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana at the centre of the area, situated outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was held in July 1997. A flag-raising ceremony is held every day at 8:00am.


But we missed the flag-raising ceremony.


a view from the square

We love this place very much.

Next, we adjourned to Aberdeen to see the floating restaurant.

The Jumbo Kingdom was established in October 1976 by Dr. Stanley Ho after four years and over HK$30 million were spent to design and build it. It was originally decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese imperial palace.


It is located in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter cum marina where we can see both Chinese junks and yachts.

Jumbo Kingdom (珍寶王國) consists of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant (珍寶海鮮舫) and the Tai Pak Floating Restaurant (太白海鮮舫), renowned tourist attractions in Hong Kong's Aberdeen Harbour.

Tai Pak floating restaurant


Jumbo floating restaurant

Anyway, we didn't eat the seafood in those big beautiful oriental palace-like boats.


Then, we went to the Wong Tai Sin Temple.



Wong Tai Sin Temple 黃大仙祠 is one of the most famous shrines in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong.

The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.


The 18,000- Taoist temple is famed for the many prayers answered: "What you request is what you get" (有求必應) via a practice called Kau Cim.



Yuk Yik Fountain has 7 beautiful lotuses.

A very beautiful place to visit.

Last but not least, we visited the Repulse bay.

Repulse Bay is an area in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District, Hong Kong.



Kuan Yin




There are plenty of statues at the temple. It's a beautiful place to visit.

Scenic Sunday

Comments

  1. It does look like a beautiful place to visit. Great photos.

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  2. nice photos.... i want to go !!!

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  3. These are fantastic photos! So much to see!

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  4. those are "must-go" tourists sites..

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  5. Wenn: What a great trip with so many photo opts. I loved the flower statue.

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  6. Wow, what a great colleciton of photos. I felt like I was on a mini tour! Thank you for great photos and explanations! I really enjoyed reading your tour.


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  7. Wow ! what a city ! I really wished I could go there one day !

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  8. What a great trip you had there wenn :)

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  9. Wenn, thanks for the pictorial tour you shared with us.
    This city is stunning ,i wish i could travel there sometime.
    I like chinese food too, and the blue and white china is my fav.
    I have a lot of these and there 's a post on my blog,too.

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  10. Very interesting pictures here. Nice (*_*).

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  11. Thank you for this tour around Hong Kong, I don't think I saw any of these things when I was visiting the country some years ago. There is plenty of new things to see and do.

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  12. looks so gorgeous and cultural. i really hope to get there some day

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  13. My friend who went in October also visited the same places

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  14. u think the food in Jumbo will be expensive? hahaha well HK is expensive isnt it?

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  15. A packed day in HK for you. :)

    Lovely photos. Looks like you sure had fun there. :)

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  16. I have so enjoyed following you along on your trip. Everything is so beautiful as well as meaningful. Lovely, lovely.

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  17. Yeah, Hong Kong is a very nice city, I love it too. Thanks for sharing all the nice shots!

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  18. Jumbo Floating Restaurant is famous, but this is the first time I heard of the other one...

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  19. You did lots of shopping? Looks like you went to lots of places and had fun.

    Great photos.

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  20. HongKong is such a beautiful place to visit, I hope you have a great time there.....eating and shopping!! lol

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  21. How many beautiful and interesting pictures! I'd like to visit Hong Kong, it's a very fine city.

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  22. wenn- it's So exotic! (to western eyes)

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  23. wow, lovely... looks like you went to alot of places!

    I love the picture of the "view from the square"... the building looks like it is glowing!

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  24. I'll be visiting HK in Dec, definitely heading to Wong Tai Sin :)

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  25. Oh wow, Hong Kong is very interesting place to visit. My husband and I visited it a long while back in 2001. We enjoyed the ferry ride, but felt bad for some poor people who lived in the ferry. You have wonderfully captured Hong Kong's essence, Wenn! Lovely photos!

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  26. HongKong is on the list of places to visit for me. Now I have to move the place up a bit after reading your post.
    The transport very convenient over there? How's the price of the foods? Hotels price?

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  27. Ouh....so the Sculpture has a significant history to it. :) Is it made up of gold? :p

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  28. The Yuk Yik fountain, the lotuses, are they huge? :p And what's the statue after the Kuan Yin one? I'm so curious.

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  29. Anyway thanks for sharing Wenn. :)

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  30. Wow! What amazing architecture and the statues! The ruins are beautiful. How different an atmosphere then where I live. Wonderful to be able to see your views.

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  31. Hey, we were in HK ard the same time. :) Maybe we did bump into each other? hehehe But the oni plc we both visited was Repulse Bay.

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  32. I failed to visit many spots in Hk but nevertheless the experience was enjoyable.

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  33. I'm loving your traveling photos..They are fantastic!

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  34. Beautiful place! If I go there, I will be so busy snapping away with my camera! : )

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  35. HK is a busy city..just lovely..

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