19 Nov, 2016 in HK Places

In my last visit to Hong Kong after over two years of being away I stayed in the Shau Kei Wan very local area. That’s where I discovered the Sai Wan Ho ferry pier where you can take ferries to places I’ve never been or rarely visited in Hong Kong before. One such place was Tung Lung […]

21 Aug, 2014 in HK Places
Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail  Fanling Hong Kong (2)

When people think of the history of Hong Kong they usually don’t think much further than mid 19th century, but the heritage trails in Hong Kong will take you back in time as far as the 13th century. The first heritage trail I visited was the Ping Shan Heritage trail in the western part of […]

17 Apr, 2014 in HK Places
Nan Lian Gardens Diamond Hill HK (2)

I took a Chinese visitor to Hong Kong to see some of the local temple culture on a temple run day. We started at the quiet and beautiful  Nan Lian gardens and Chu Lin Nunnery near Diamond Hill, continues to the hectic Wong Tai Sin and then made our way to the 10000 Buddhas near […]

25 Feb, 2014 in HK Places
Design in Motion  Hong Kong Design Institute HK (3)

The Hong Kong Design Institute is one of the most interesting buildings I’ve seen in Hong Kong, and just next to my apartment complex at Tiu Keng Leng at the Tseun Kwan O area in eastern Hong Kong. It’s devoted to art and design and the only time I visited was to sit down in […]

23 Feb, 2014 in HK Places
Tin Hau & Lin Fa Kung Temples  Tai Hang Hong Kong (5)

Down in the back alleys of Tai Hang area near Tin Hau MTR station are a few temples, dedicated to some of the most popular Gods in Hong Kong. Tin Hau needs no introduction, definitely – by far – the most well known Goddess in this region. This temple dates back very early to the […]

13 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Kun Ting Study Hall - Ping Shan - Yuen Long  - Hong Kong (23)

Just next to the Tang and Yu Kiu ancestral halls, down the Ping Shan heritage trail in Yuen Long at Hong Kong’s new territories, is the Kun Tung Study Hall, the last stop on the trail. It’s a gorgeous study hall where students prepared for the Chinese imperial civil service exam, dating back to 1870. […]

10 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Sheung Cheung Wai - Ping Shan - Yuen Long  - Hong Kong (2)

Also on the lovely historical Ping Shan Heritage Trail is one old walled village – Shenug Cheung Wai. There are several walled villages all over Hong Kong, aimed to defend a clan from invading pirates and looting gangs that disturbed the otherwise peaceful life of the locals in the once unprotected areas of southern China. […]

9 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Tang Ancestral Hall - Ping Shan - Yuen Long  - Hong Kong (4)

Scattered along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the new territories in Hong Kong are historical buildings dating back as far as 700 year. For a city considered to have no history, seeing something that’s 700 years old up and standing is quite extraordinary. The Tang Ancestral Hall is an impressive historical building built by […]

6 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda - Ping Shan Heritage Trail  - Hong Kong (1)

How far back do you think history in Hong Kong goes? I always thought there wasn’t really much to see in Hong Kong that goes further back than a 150 years, but I was surprised to learn that some areas of Hong Kong offer history that dates back over 800 years. In the upper west […]

28 Oct, 2013 in HK Places
Wan Chai Tour Hong Kong (3)

On a beautiful rainy day I took a visitor to Hong Kong to see the Hong Kong Victoria Harbor, starting at Wan Chai, taking the Star Ferry across the harbor to the Tsim Sha Tsui side, and then back again. Since a typhoon was approaching the city, the skies were especially beautiful, with …

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