Hong Kong Journals

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A June 2005 trip to Hong Kong by titaniumcop

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The Kowloon Hotel

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The Kowloon Hotel Photo, Hong Kong, China
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Great Hotel, great location! The main attraction to the hotel was the service and the location. Hotel staff are very nice and friendly. Located directly above the MTR/KCR station. Also situated near all the Kowloon side shopping attractions, Right in the heart of TsimShaTsui (TST). The room was a little small but quite a good size compared to other hotels in Hong Kong, it has everything we need. I have no problem recommending this hotel to all.Ideal choice for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers to Hong Kong. The Kowloon Hotel is located conveniently next to Hong Kong's underground railway system (MTR) and a short walk from the Star Ferry and the China Ferry Terminal. The Kowloon...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 18, 2006

The Kowloon Hotel
19-21 Nathan Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2929 2888

Man Mo Temple

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Man Mo Temple Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The temple is devoted to MAN, the god of literature and civil servants, and MO, god of war, whose statues flank the altar. Built in the 1800s, at the beginning of the British colonial rule. A copper bell in the temple, made during the reign of Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850), proudly proclaims the temple's long history. Inside is a strong smell of giant coils of burning incense. Kinda makes the air blue inside and together with the sunbeams, adds an element of mystery to the temple and indicates happiness, health and fortune. While worshippers light more bundles of incense sticks and place them in bronze urns to bring good fortune.The temple is a perfect combination of Taoism and Buddhism. Two ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2008

Man Mo Temple
Hollywood Road & Ladder Street
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of History Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Museum of History in Hong Kong is excellent. It’s a huge museum that takes you for a walk through timeof Hong Kong, through various tableaux, exhibits, recreations and films. It starts at the very beginning when Hakka settlers from China came to Hong Kong on their live-aborad Junk boats.I think it would appeal to all ages, and English was used everywhere. It was astonishingly cheap to enter (HK$10), and we spent almost three hours there. Walking though this museum is truly an education in Hong Kong history. At the end of the tour, there was a film about the handover day back to China in 1997. I would have been longer, but it was closing time.We did pay an extra HK$10 for an aud...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2008

Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2724 9042

Po Lin Monastery

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Po Lin Monastery Photo, Lantau Island, China
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A must see!! We took the MTR from Hong Kong station to Tung Chung station (the last stop on the Tung Chung line). The fare was about HK$20.10 per person one way using the Octopus card.From Tung Chung, we caught a bus from and enjoyed a 1 hour journey through the hills and seaside beaches towards the town of Ngong Ping wherethe sitting Buddha and the Po Lin monastery are located. The first glimpse of the sitting Buddha is truly awe inspiring and after climbing the 259 steps up to the world's tallest, seated, outdoor, bronze Buddha, we took in the monastery and enjoyed a vegetarian snack. (which is included in price of admission HK$24)It is really an unforgettable experience. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2008

Po Lin Monastery
Ngong Ping Plateau
Lantau Island, Hong Kong