The Hong Kong Stopover - Part Two

Monday 18 March 2013

After our trip to Stanley Market, we headed off for an authentic Chinese dinner - a little bit different to the Chinese food we're used to in the UK! We had a good chat about our adventure that day, and then headed off to get the ferry across the water to see the beautiful lit up Hong Kong city skyline at night!

The main road and city from the bridge to the ferry!

The view from the boat!

The sights were absolutely stunning, and it was such a great experience to see the city like that.

The next day, Emily, Gemma, Sarah and I set off bright and early to visit the statue of the Buddha and the monastery on Lantau Island. After a quick stop off to buy some makeup, (which I have shown in my Hong Kong Part 2 vlog) we made our way to the underground, and got ourselves just a tiny bit lost! Thankfully a friendly Australian woman noticed us studying our map intensely and pointed us in the right direction! After buying our tickets, we were on our way!

On the underground

Although it took a while, the underground was a great experience - we felt quite proud of ourselves for navigating it as it isn't the simplest of subways!

Unfortunately, by the time we reached our stop we didn't have enough time to go and see the Buddha - we couldn't believe it! The queue to get on to the cable car to get there would have taken 45minutes, and the bus took 40mins there and back. With the second part of our tour commencing at 2.30pm from the hotel, we just didn't quite have long enough, which was a real shame! But we had the chance to explore another little corner of Hong Kong, found an amazing shopping centre and had ourselves a nice little adventure nonetheless!

Sarah, Gemma, Emily and me after our little adventure!

That afternoon, we went on another amazing tour. We had packed up and left the hotel, which was such a lovely place to stay - our rooms were compact but really nice, with a lovely bathroom, comfortable beds and nice breakfast! Here's an obligatory snapshot of the room, and my little travel toiletries!!

First stop on the afternoon tour was the stunning Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon. This was breathtaking. There were statues of all 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, so of course I posed with mine - the Snake (1989).

It was such a beautiful place. People were praying all around us, it almost felt like we were intruding on such a spiritual experience, but I absolutely loved it there.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

We then moved on to the Chi Lin Nunnery - I would DEFINITELY recommend this if you ever visit Hong Kong, it's stunning. Such a peaceful place in the middle of a busy city!

The Chi Lin Nunnery

After the nunnery we visited the Jade markets in Kowloon. Jade is considered lucky in this part of the world, so there were trinkets of all kinds available there! I bought myself a little frog made of jade to carry around with me - isn't he cute?!

So that's it for my Hong Kong posts - after the market, and a quick bite to eat, we headed to the airport for a 6hour wait for our flight to Sydney!

Hong Kong was an amazing experience, and I can't recommend it enough. I'm so glad we had three days to explore, rather than an hour long stopover, so having a whole week or so to see more of it would be incredible!

Now I'm here in Sydney, and the first post is coming soon - so keep your eyes peeled! I've also put up my first Hong Kong vlog, which is on my YouTube channel, and I'll embed it in the previous post too! The second video is coming soon and will be linked in this post once it goes up :) Thanks so much for reading guys!


  1. This looks incredible, I'd love to visit Hong Kong, the atmosphere and the culture must be something else! You all look lovely

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    1. Aw thank you! It was a lovely city, I'd definitely recommend visiting if you ever get the chance :) x

  2. Hong Kong looks so lovely at night with all the lights! I'm jealous ;) Also, I love your blog logo, it's really pretty!

    Megan x