Sunday, February 26, 2012

HK Revisited

During our visit, we didn't avail of any city tours. We didn't have any tourist guides to give us info about famous landmarks. We were armed with a map of HK island and Kowloon, print outs from websites and my very handy cell phone with roaming services so I could text my sister whenever we got lost!

She would message me what bus number to take, where to alight, which road to cross. All these vital info were easily accessible on her iPhone apps. There were times we got off the wrong MTR station or we missed our bus stop but overall we did fairly well. Here are some of the places we 'bumped' into:

Luxurious malls like The Pacific Place

Star Ferry at Victoria Harbour

The Victoria Peak Tower

Skyline view of skyscrapers from the Victoria Peak Lion Pavilion

Stunning view at night from the Victoria Peak Tower

Main altar of the St Anthony's Catholic Church

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Caine Road

Organ at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Main altar at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Traditional Chinese shops

The Man Mo temple

Inside the temple are hanging coiled incense holders

Temple altar and offering of incense

This colonial style building is now the HQ of the Central District Police

A beautiful colonial style building in the Wanchai district

An obelisk in commemoration of the return of HK to China

Golden Bauhinia Square - the venue of the ceremony marking the return of Hong Kong to China in June 1997

Marker on the Century Square Building on D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong

Dr Jose Rizal (1861-1896) Philippine Physician Poet Author and Patriot practiced medicine in 1891-92 in a clinic which once stood on this site.

Lan Kwai Fong is the place to be for Hong Kong's vibrant night life. It is a district filled with pubs, bars and restaurants

Hong Kong island as viewed from the Avenue of the Stars, Kowloon

The Legislative Council Building, Central

the Louis Vuitton boutique, Central

The Sun Yat Sen Museum, Caine Road

Dr Sun Yat Sen statue in front of the museum bearing his name

On a few occasions, after work my sister would join us for dinner. Here we are at Hometown Dumpling Restaurant which serves authentic Beijing cuisine.


Photo Cache said...

Oh I love looking at your photos. I wish I could visit HK someday too.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Thanks Photo Cache. I've got a couple more posts about HK. Probably give you more reasons to visit it hehe :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Lovely photos! It's nice to see so many sides of HK.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Thanks Rach :)