Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau
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Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau

Tung Ping Chau is a small but fascinating island possibly as far away from Hong Kong as you can get without leaving Hong Kong. It is literally a few kilometres from Shenzhen and the Chinese Mainland, which is easily visible from much of the island. That’s China across the water… but I’m standing in Hong … Continue reading

Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery
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Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery

Adjoining Nan Lian Garden is Chi Lin Nunnery. Like the buildings in Nan Lian Garden the structures in the Nunnery are built without nails using traditional Tang Dynasty design. These buildings are relatively recent, constructed in the 1990’s however their styling is quite unique. Public access around the nunnery is limited to the ponds, temples and hallways … Continue reading

A walk through Nan Lian Garden
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A walk through Nan Lian Garden

Hidden in Diamond Hill, Nan Lian is a large garden that tries to emulate the Tang Dynasty. It is a good place to exercise your camera with or simply enjoy the serenity of a manicured Chinese garden. Each tree, rock and structure is situated with a reason and purpose. For someone like me who appreciates nature and … Continue reading

Fireworks @ Hong Kong Disneyland
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Fireworks @ Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland does fireworks like no other. Hong Kong Disneyland is no exception. With fantastic music and inspiration to borrow from their animated movies the evening firework display “Disney in the Stars” is well worth hanging around for. Even after over 5 years of visits to Disneyland and sitting through the fireworks show countless times, my … Continue reading