During my trip to Hong Kong, I also had taken the chance to go to the Victoria Peak. We wanted to take the Peak tram up from the Peak Lower Terminus but instead we took the bus from the ferry terminal brought us directly up to the Peak.
We were there early before the sunset as I heard and seen pictures taken during the sunset is beautiful. I wanted to take this chance to see it myself and take pictures too.
Sign board…. hmmmm where should I head to?
An old tram converted to a Visitor Information Center.
Tai O is a slow moving pace as compared to the city. It is very scenic and peaceful. A nice slow walk on the jetty. People renting bicycles to cycle there too. It will be really fun and cycle and enjoy the view on the bicycle. Of course you can walk like what I did. =)
More views of the stilts houses…..
These are actually houses. They even have a house number painted on it.
They are making and drying the prawn paste.
At the end one of the street lead to the Tai O Heritage Hotel. It was previously a police station built on the small hill next to Tai O Ferry Pier, to reinforce the police forces on Lantau Island but ceased operation in 1996 and operated till 2002 as a functioned a patrol post due to the decline in crime rate. In 2009, it was restored as a 9 room boutique hotel.
When I was in Hong Kong, one of the temples that I had to visit was the Taoist Wong Tai Sin Temple ( the Great Immortal Wong Temple). It is one of the well known shrine and also famous tourist attraction. It is s famed for the many prayers answered from their worshipers.
Getting there is easy . Just hop off at MTR Wong Tai Sin Station and it is just 2 minute walk and you are there at the entrance.
The temple has beautiful architecture; traditional Chinese temple style with grand red pillars, a magnificent golden roof adorned with blue friezes, yellow latticework, and multi-colored carvings. In the temple grounds there is the Daxiong-baodian, the Three-Saint Hall and the Good Wish Garden. This is just to name a few. It is worth the visit and as usual… I manage to captures some nice shots inside the temple ground.
Anyway… enjoy the pictures.
High rise building seen close by the temple…. mmm correction; more like their neighbors.
…catch me on the 2nd Part on the visit of the temple.