Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi

After we arrived in Po Toi we unpacked our cameras and headed to the temple to take the first pictures. I could not help myself, but to snap a picture of Monica and Patrick armed with their cameras and already eagerly taking the first pictures of the temple in Po Toi. The temple overlooks the… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is located in Wong Tai Sin in Kowloon, next to the MTR station. The name is a combination of the organisation (Sik Sik Yuen) who run the temple and the Wong Tai Sin, who is commemorated at the temple. Wong Tai Sin was born in the 4th century… Continue reading Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Kowloon, Sightseeing

Kowloon Walled City Park

In 1995, Kowloon's historic Walled City was transformed into this tranquil inner city haven. The design of the Kowloon Walled City Park is based on the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty.The design is divided into eight landscape features which complement one another and subtly blend into the overall layout. The Old South… Continue reading Kowloon Walled City Park

Hong Kong, Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Tai O is famous for many things, including shrimp paste. When we strolled along the south side of Tai O we came to the shrimp paste producers. Shrimp paste, made from fermented ground shrimp, is a common cooking ingredient in southern Chinese cuisine. In Tai O, the makers grind down shrimp to ferment in large… Continue reading Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O street food

You can get street food everywhere in Hong Kong and Macau - but of course, also in Tai O on Lantau Island. I was surprised at the range of different foods that you can try and buy there, at very affordable prices. Just a few minutes after the bridge over the creek we encountered a… Continue reading Tai O street food

New Territories, Sightseeing

Western Monastery in Tsuen Wan

After the very popular and busy Yuen Yuen Institute we visited the Western Monastery next to it. It is just 2 mins away but it feels as if it is in a completely different world. A different style of buildings, hardly any people, very picturesque and quiet. A relaxing and tranquil place. After being greeted… Continue reading Western Monastery in Tsuen Wan