HK Island, Hong Kong

Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

After I discovered the Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai, I made another discovery: the Tam Kung Temple at Blue Pool Road. This temple sits above the main road and you have to climb several stairs to reach it. It is dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers (including a car park) and almost forgotten by the… Continue reading Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

HK Island, Hong Kong

Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai

The Pak Tai Temple is the largest temple on Hong Kong Island, and for some reason, it took me more than four years to visit it! It is not that hidden, but it is also not that obvious. You have to walk along the Stone Nullah Lane, past the Blue House, and then keep going… Continue reading Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai

Hong Kong

48 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok is an ideal destination for a short visit from Hong Kong - it's just a 3.5 hours direct flight away and there are several different flight options to please budget and schedule. There are many options to stay overnight in Bangkok, from very cheap and affordable in a B&B a little further away from… Continue reading 48 hours in Bangkok

Taiwan

Taipei: Confucius and Bao-an Temple

Two of the temples I was looking forward to visit were the Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Bao-an Temple, both located at Dalong Street, Datong District. Both temples are seldom visited by tourists in comparison to the Longshan Temple of Wanhua District, but they are also very beautiful. The Confucius temple honors a philosopher, who valued… Continue reading Taipei: Confucius and Bao-an Temple

HK Island, Hong Kong

Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan

When we decided to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, we also decided to explore Shau Kei Wan a little bit. This district is at the Far East of the Hong Kong Island and you can either travel there by MTR or by tram. If you take the tram it will take some… Continue reading Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan

Japan

Kamakura: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple

From the Kenchoji Temple we walked downhill to the main site in Kamakura. The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine is about 15 mins by foot and is the most important Shinto shrine. Therefore it is also the most crowded and packed place that we visited in Kamakura. Everyone wanted to see the lucky charm in the shape… Continue reading Kamakura: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple