Hong Kong, New Territories, Sightseeing

Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery - tucked away and hard to get to. Not just because of its location north of Tai Po Market, but also because you have to book in advance and the number of visitors each day is small. I had tried a few times to reserve tickets, but learnt the hard way that… Continue reading Tsz Shan Monastery


Kamakura: Engakuji Temple

Finally, the rain over Tokyo stopped and the forecast for the next day was blue sky and clear view. We decided to take a JR train from Shinjuku on the Shonan Shinjuku Line to Kamakura, which is about 50 kilometres south-west of Tokyo (the train takes about 50 minutes). Kamakura is a small city but… Continue reading Kamakura: Engakuji Temple

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