Just as the title says, this post will be about my touristy adventures in Hong Kong with the other exchange students. The first place we visited was Wang Tai Shin Temple. It's actually one stop on the MTR away from us but since our school was nice, we were all driven there by coach bus. The place was so amazing. It was a traditional Chinese temple and people were their burning incense and praying for luck. The architecture was a sight to behold but the smell was a bit intense. I was never a fan of the incense they burned because my mom would use to burn them too. If you walked beyond the original temple structure, there's a smaller version of the summer palace inside. Filled with waterfalls, ponds, waterways, and mazing walkways, the garden was so peaceful even with the bustling of all the visitors.
Our next stop was the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Causeway bay. The place was a 3 floored dim sum restaurant on a massive boat. It was built to look like a palace on both the outside and the inside. We had to take another smaller boat just to get to the restaurant. Once we were inside though, there were massive marble stairs leading upstairs. There was even a western touch with the glass chandeliers on the ceilings. The place was gorgeous and the food was really good too. It had better dim sum than the first place we visited. There were even fried mantous. These are basically fried chinese buns dipped that you eat dipped with condensed milk. The outside is super crunchy because it has been deep fried but the inside is soft and fluffy. It was the best I've had so far and even though I was super full at that point, I still had to eat another one. The next stop was stanley market and the surrounding areas in causeway bay. I walked around with a friend and even drew on a bubble at The Lovers' Terrace. That was actually quite adorable and I thought Brian would like something like that hahaha. We kept traveling around and even found another temple. This one was less crowded though and I was able to actually try the bamboo fortune telling things. Sadly though, I got a bad luck reading but it's alright. The guy there told me that it I didn't have to believe it and he actually burned the piece of paper for me lololz. Next we went to Stanley market, which is actually a market similar to Ladie's market in Mong Kok. A major difference though was that they were actual shops and the walkway was airconditioned. The shop keepers seemed like they were used to foreigners so I'm guessing that it was also a tourist trap. The only thing I bought was a pack of Hong Kong post cards.
The last place we went to was Victoria's Peak. Since we didn't have much time, all we did was look at Hong Kong's skyline and take some picture. The view was breath-taking. Hong Kong is truly a beautiful city. I wish I came here at night and took the tram. The entire city lit up in lights must be amazingly beautiful. After this though, I was sooooo tired. We visited so many places in one day and all we did was walk. It was worth it though because we hit so many of the major must see points. I'm excited to see the local sites now and try their local foods.
Asia | Hong Kong
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