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Lantau & Kowloon

RTW - Hong Kong

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After spending the day in Macau, the following day I stayed in Hong Kong, making my way over to Lantau Island.

Big Buddha at Po Lin

Big Buddha at Po Lin

Passing by close to the airport, I made my way up to Po Lin to visit the Big Buddha statue and Monastery (which was unfortunately undergoing major reconstruction). After witnessing the huge monument, I went back down the mountain to the traditional village of Tai O with stilt houses.

Making my way back to Hong Kong earlier than expected, I walked down much of the length of the main street in Kowloon, on the north side of the centre before taking the ferry back across Victoria Harbour. I then rested back at my hotel for an hour or so, before meeting up with my first friendly face of the trip - Pan, who I had met in Germany almost two years previously.

With Pan

With Pan


First watching the Light Show over the harbour, we then spent the evening together visiting markets and other attractions in Kowloon.

Light show over Victoria Harbour

Light show over Victoria Harbour

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged city friends fireworks rtw erasmus

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