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10,000 Buddha Monastery, Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden

What better way to spend a day off than exploring the city? We decided to head over to Kowloon side to do a bit of touristy sightseeing and weren’t disappointed!

We were ready to cram in three sightseeing adventures into one busy day: 10,000 Buddha Monastary, Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden!

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Dragon’s Back Hike, Hong Kong

The Dragon’s Back is a very well known Hong Kong hiking trail. In 2004, this trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail. Dragon’s Back is part of the Hong Kong Trail, which is roughly 50km of hiking trail across HK Island (though Dragon’s Back itself is only about 5km). This hike has some spectacular views of Shek O Beach, Big Wave Bay, and Stanley Beach/Market.

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Wrapping Up 2012 In Hong Kong

The students are crazy; antsy in their seats, buzzing around with anticipation for the break to begin. The teachers might be more crazy; with last minute marking to finish, getting packed and ready for our vacations, and in desperate need of some rest and relaxation. It’s the period right before winter break, and we all just want to head out for the holidays and leave school and work behind for a few weeks.

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Hiking in Hong Kong: Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung

What better way to spend a Tuesday off work thanks to the Chung Yeung Festival than to hike through Sai Kung East in search of the “deserted beaches” everyone talks about!?

Now, not only was the hike to get to these deserted beaches long, the journey to actually get to the beginning of the MacLehose Trail was a nightmare. Let’s start from the beginning..

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Meeting The Big Buddha On Lantau Island

My first off-the-island adventure was to Lantau Island (the largest island in Hong Kong!). This island is immediately to the west of HK and we took a ferry to get there and the MTR to get home. The airport and Disneyland are actually located on this island. The island is not heavily populated and mostly caters to tourists.

The Big Buddha is a huge pull for people to travel to the island and there are many trails for the adventurous hikers who are looking for a new challenge. Once up there, there are many sights to see – temples, incense burning areas, beautiful architecture, statues of warriors, and the Buddha of course.

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