I can’t get enough of our recent out of town trip.BTW,We bought a sim card there.it costs more to send a txt so we just called our family friend who gives us direction.So enough about that.While everything is still fresh, here is the part 2 of my HongKong trip.
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2. NgongPing village
How to get here: Ride tsuen wen line and alight at tung chung station.you can visit the outlet mall there.
You can reach this place via bus or cable car. So there are two kinds of cable car:1with an opaque glass floor and the other 1 has a crystal glass floor. We took the crystal,which cost 20HKD more, so we could appreciate what is beneath us. I love how we have gone over the waters and the luscious green mountains that pretty looks like broccoli.here we are with a family friend, tito ricky and his family who helped us with our DIY trip and tour us in HK.
We reach the NgongPing village in probably less than 20mins. It is purely walking by then. it is better to bring umbrella or wide brimmed hats with you.You’ll never know if it is goin to rain or shine but during our time it is hot and sunny that we got additional sunburn.
You will see different establishment.lodging,souvenir shops,spa, restaurants and cafes in the entrance.If you’ll walk forward, you will see this arch.
Then we walk up to this giant tian tian buddha which you can see while you are still in the cable car.(steps,my tip is just walk with minimal stopping and rest so you will not lose the momentum as you release the burst of energy or you can have a slow pace and then rest.)However the view is better at the top and you can do your meditation up there.
Also,when it comes to visiting temples and churches,see to it that you respect their doctrines and religious beliefs.It may be part of your itinerary but remember that is where the worshippers would come. Do not be noisy or litter. Do not be disturb them. Maintain peace and order. Be sensitive when it comes to taking pictures.
After this,we got in to the bus.
We reached tung chung terminal again past 3pm.
Then we went to mongkok.You’ll go crazy with the crazy sale of different shoes.so crazy that you wouldn’t know what to choose.
This is also where you can do some haggling to the max shopping.(Aside from the temple st,we didnt go there anymore d/t lack of time)it is the counterpart of divi.The set up is also like divi except for the part that it is cleaner plus you can take selfies.
3.Tsim Sa tsui
Hongkong space museum and hongkong art museum, we didn’t go inside anymore(probably next time)
They say you cannot leave hongkong without seeing the famous the peak.,which is the highest viewing deck. We got here by riding thw subway up to central and exited at J2.
There were long queues.we had to wait for a long time.we met a other Filipino family so we just sticked up together until the end of this trip.
We rode the tram.It is very steep I didn’t imagine it to be like that. Outside the windows you can see the buildings in acute angles from the line of vision. My bad experience here is that the entrance to the tram is not regulated.People push each other just to get in.(pretty much the same when you are riding mrt here in the phils) It was already past 6 when we reach the peak. I really hurried to go up because i wanted to see the skyline at daylight.(I tripped over at the escalator.i was bruised and wounded but that’s just okay i was able to reach it. There were so many people.
I think it is really better that you go there at 3pm-6pm so youll see it at dawn.
Well,personally,i didn’t enjoy the view that much because there are so many people and they dont give others a chance to view it on the side. It is one of those instances that you really have to be competitive if you want to have a good view or to have good pics.So here are the best ones that we had.
We have come towards the end of the trip.Even though we are dead-tired from the consecutive days of escapdes and our feet our aching with blisters due to a lot of walking(kidding aside), we packed up as soon as we arrived to our hostel. I forgot to mention that we just asked for a box on the local stores on the 1st floor of the building.Luckily they agreed.They also sellpackaging tape for 10HKD. I thought we could still go watch the lights at thevictoria harbor.
The next day, we had to go back home to phils.
Of course,there are other places that we havent tried but since we have to go back to our motherland,those will be part of the itineraries nextime.We have to save some more for our travel piggybanks for these:
Symphony of lights
Hongkong space and art museum
Madam tussaud’s wax museum
Here is our itinerary:
10:30pm looked for our lodging at tsim sa tsui
11:30pm rest and unpack
12:30am go out and eat
8:00am wake up call
9:00am-10:00am breakfast/rode mtr
11:00 ETA Disneyland
3:30 Parade of stars
4:30 Mickey’s wondrous book theater
8pm night parade of stars
8:45 Fireworks display
8:00am wake up call
9:00 am breakfast
10:30 Tung Chung/Outlet mall
11:30 Cable car
12:30pm NgongPing Village/The hall of ten thousand buddhas/Tian tian buddha
2:30pm ETA Departure
3:30pm back to tung chung station
4:30 pm Snack at Noodle house
10:30pmleave the place
9:00pmwake up call
10:00pm stroll at Tsim sa tsui promenade/Garden of stars/Victoria harbor
4:00-4:30pm Return to Lodging and Rest
5:00pm The peak tram/Queue and Ride
5:50pm The peak
10:00pm Central station
5:00am Wake up call
6:00am Check out/To airport
8:25am Flight to manila