May 14, 2011

Hong Kong day 3

We got up early and headed out for breakfast and then on to Lantau Island. We had to travel to the MTR Tung Chung Station, take a bus and then take a cable car up to the top of the mountain. It was actually really easy to find out way and ride up on the cable car was really pretty and relaxing. If you ever go, pay the little bit extra and get the cable car with the glass bottom.... it's pretty cool to see everything around and below you! (My eyes look real tired!)

Lantau Island is home to the world's Largest Buddha Statue called Tian Tan Buddha which is meant to symbolize the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. If you ask me, that is one freaking large Buddha! I was pretty impressed. 

This island also holds the Po Lin Monastery. While we walked around and enjoyed a good vegetarian lunch there... they had a Lot of construction going on. We decided that we had enjoyed the jack hammering quite enough for one afternoon and headed back to check out a few of the touristy shops on the way back to the cable car.

At the bottom of the cable care we walked around Hong Kong's version of an outlet mall until our friends Patti and Gregg were able to come and meet up with us again. They live very close to where we were so we had dinner back by their condo before boarding the last ferry back to Hong Kong. I am still amazed at how wonderfully simple and easy the public transportation in Hong Kong is. 

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