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  • bbsydney96
    Sydney, Australia645 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I thought I’d seen it in the photos so what would I miss if I didn’t make the trip
    up to The Peak. The photos do not do it justice. Wow, it is spectacular. A must do activity for sure.
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the short trip across the Harbour after going up the tram. It was well worth the small cost for this travel, and a must do.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • WolffieNZ
    Morrinsville, New Zealand91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot summer, got through the village by about 11am, and went up to the statue immediately.
    You can enter and walk through the ‘museum’ which is really great and has good English translations. 3 stories of museum - no photos and please keep quiet. One of the levels has multiple remembrance plaques.
    Well worth it - don’t forget to spend a couple of hours at monastery since you are here!
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A couple of weeks ago we were in Shanghai and were blown away by the beautiful skyline.

    Hong Kong's skyline, viewed from the harbor promenade on the Kowloon side of the city, is more sprawling and perhaps less cohesive, but with great energy. Hard not to love.

    If you have the chance, come and enjoy the view both during the day and at 8 PM when the 10-minute Symphony of Lights show takes place. You'll get fantastic pictures at both times.
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • Jaa N
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun and easy to enjoy. The route is simple and crosses the island from east to west. Fixed price of 3 HK$ per ride is very affordable. Can pay into the cash box or use touch your credit card. Pay on exit.

    The buses are more luxurious and air conditioned it the ding ding is a bit of history. I think they also same fare but I’m not sure.
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hive of activity with boats going everywhere and great to see this Harbour at night. Lights on the water and off. Take a ferry if you are a tourist to see the hussle and bussle.
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • WanderingRooster
    Seattle, WA245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Chinese garden next to Chi Lin Nunnery. The garden here is beautiful and meticulously maintained which examples of various plants, ponds, bonsai, rocks, traditional wood craft and joinery, etc. It is large enough to be worth the trip, but not so large that it would require an entire day to see. It is easily paired with the nunnery right across the street for a day or half day outing. Also a great place for some unique gifts and souvenirs.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Christina F
    Vaxjo, Sweden22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice garden and beautiful surroundings. We visited on an extremely hot day so almost impossible to really appreciate the place . Close to Hollywood Plaza Mall and metro.
    Written 24 June 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So close to the airport, so if you have a layover or on the way back or to the airport it is an easy option. We took the gondola to the centre of the island and up to the Buddha. Check out the wisdom path from the Buddha.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • WolffieNZ
    Morrinsville, New Zealand91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had planned to start the walk by 8:30am, but by the time I walked to MTR (with a sneaky iced coffee, dim sum from street vendor, plus the purchase of a couple of bananas), then travelled the chai wan line, got the 9 bus from shau kei wan, it was easily 90 mins from leaving my hotel. As others have suggested, tell your bus driver you want to stop at dragons back.
    So at 11am, in the peak of HK summer, up the hill I went.

    To be honest, it’s not that hard. Not a totally smooth track, but I didn’t miss my walking pole at all. Well signposted - and local cell service throughout.

    The saddle was HOT and very little shelter from the sun. Beautiful views though. The swimming beaches below look absolutely stunning.

    After the saddle, there are a few path choices to make. I kept to the right, intending to make it to Big wave bay. Once you have done the initial climb, it’s pretty flat.

    By chance, I met a couple of locals who adopted me and wouldn’t let me go down the signposted big wave bay track which looked pretty rough. Instead they walked me about a kilometre beside the water drain, and I ended up at the top of the most wonderful steps. Apparently there are 1200 of them…. A thunderstorm hit, I hung out in the shelter at the very top of the steps (with the workers who were updating the hand rails for the steps). The sounds of thunder throughout the hills and bays were quite something to hear.

    Anyway, got to big wave bay and it was absolutely stunning. Very good facilities- plenty of bathrooms and fresh water showers. Lots of small shops, I plopped myself at Eric’s cafe and had good quality food and drink. Finally, a wee walk up through the village and a 20min wait, a minibus took me back to MTR for 11HKD.

    Fantastic midweek summer activity. I got a little sunburned- I recommend covering shoulders and neck when the sun is out.
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rush to get on the tram. The trip did not take long to get to the top, but like everywhere in Hong Kong tge queues go down quickly.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled upon the park as we walked back from the cable car to the ferry. Notice the Avery, but unfortunately, it was closed (should have been open for its opening hours). They we turtles and a Grey squirrel running around.
    Written 5 July 2024
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  • Ghazala Y
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a midweek treat this was.
    If you find yourself in Hong Kong and have a spare Wednesday evening available in the summer this place is a must to visit.
    Tourists who can show ID get in for free.
    The atmosphere is amazing. You are sat with locals who are enthralled by the races.
    I watched 9 races.
    When I went there was also a music type interval. Between every race there was a live band playing.
    Drinks and snacks are cheap.
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • robbo1000
    Manchester, UK560 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here on a drizzly Monday morning, so it was very quiet. There are Buddhas lining the whole pathway up to the lookout point, where you can pray or just relax in the calmness. At the top, there is a statue of a Buddha dedicated to your year of birth. Free to enter and only a short walk from Sha Tin MTR station.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rarely have I seen so many different - and delicious - restaurants as we did when passing through Mong Kok today.

    We enjoyed a couple of amazing noodle soups with leek dumplings and shrimp dumplings for only HKD 36 each.

    Our own neighborhood is Tsim Sha Tsui, which we love. We can walk to Symphony of Lights in 10 minutes, and there are also plenty of great (and much more expensive) restaurants here.

    Honestly, Mong Kok must be called Hong Kong’s stomach. If you’re a foodie - or just hungry - hop on a double-decker bus or the metro and come here for a quick meal.
    Written 1 July 2024
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