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Hong Kong Part 1 – Lesser Seen Sites

After Taiwan, our next stop was a short one and a half hour flight away to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities because of the diverse culture, non-stop energy, and the fact there there’s so much to see and do. These photos are a bit different than the typical landmarks that make the city so well known. These are some other unique places I came across that I wanted to share from my two week stay during Chinese New Year. Unfortunately, during our trip the weather was mostly cloudy, drizzly, or rainy. I think we only saw the sun and blue skies a couple days. The weather was very mild, sometimes cool, and always hazy. A better time to visit would be late summer or fall when it’s not so wet.

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Part of the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car route on Lantau Island, taken just outside HKG airport.
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Sha Tin Racecourse where millions are wagered on race in as many combinations as you can imagine.
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Golden Beach in Tuen Mun
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Gold Coast Dolphin Square (except it’s actually a circle).

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One morning walking through the Central district, there were probably hundreds of people lined up inside the Apple store. For what, I do not know, except that Chinese people are crazy about everything Apple and that it’s a must have. Apple didn’t even release anything new around this time. That evening, the store was quite empty after the crowd passed.
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Hong Kong Observation Wheelm, recently opened last year.
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Famous Star Ferry and the ICC (International Commerce Centre) in the background, the tallest building in Hong Kong.
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Housing in Hong Kong
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A simpler life in Lamma Island

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Kowloon City Park, used to be a refuge for the triads within its walled city that the government and police did not venture.

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Nathan Road

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Avenue of Stars along Victoria Harbour
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Looking down from the end of Nathan Road

One thought on “Hong Kong Part 1 – Lesser Seen Sites”

  1. Hi Ryan,

    These photographs are great! Makes me want to go visit! I particularly like the one of the lady dressed in red walking through the market.

    All the best,
    Tyler

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