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

HK Island, Outdoor Activity, Sightseeing

Victoria Peak

A few weeks ago I went on a night hike from Admiralty to the Peak - and it was quiet an easy hike on a paved road, so I decided to repeat it with my parents. We started at Admiralty too and walked past the Peak Tram station at the bottom. We followed the steps… Continue reading Victoria Peak

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

New Territories, Sightseeing

Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

Early January we explored Tsuen Wan and its surroundings. We started with the big attraction, the Yuen Yuen Institute, which is tucked into the hills just north of the town and a ten-minute taxi ride from Tsuen Wan MTR station (we had planned to take the minibus 81 to Lo Lo Wai, but over 100… Continue reading Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

New Territories, Outdoor Activity, Sightseeing

Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk

We decided to travel to Tin Shui Wai (which is on the West Rail line from Hung Hom) to visit the first heritage trail in Hong Kong. It was opened in 1993 is located in the North West New Territories on the fringes of the new town of Tin Shui Wai. Off the train and… Continue reading Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk