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

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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