Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hong Kong and Eastern Europe 2009 Day 3

September 2009

Day 3

Our third and final day in Hong Kong, ahh.

We caught the MTR and bus to see the Big Buddha (noticing the trend? The MTR system and card makes it very easy to get around). The structure is the largest outdoor, bronze sitting Buddha in the world and the 268 steps (not that I was counting :) or anything) were worth it.

We caught the long and winding bus ride back, for those of you who get car sick there is a cable car that you can get, but this was closed when we visited. We had lunch in the local shopping complex before we caught the MTR back to Kowloon.

Before visiting Hong Kong, I had done a fair amount of research into what to do into Hong Kong and had narrowed the list down in consultation with DH. Someone had stated that the Hong Kong Museum of History is free on the certain day of the week, but I couldn't remember which one. We were pleasantly surprised that it was on this day when we decided to have a look for the rest of the afternoon. It was a great place to check out and with DH having a Pacific Island background, we were fascinated with the Pacific culture and history exhibit they had at the time.

We had a evening meal at a local Chinese eatery before heading off to the airport, you guessed it, via the MTR! Take note, because this influences our decision and choices of what to do with a long layover on our return trip.

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