Weekend Trips from Hong Kong

DSC_0018The poor baby was just sitting in the pouring rain and wouldn’t come underneath the small shelter where everyone else was keeping dry.

This is how much it was raining! Over the weekend, I used my monthly day off to take a trip to Hong Kong! While I’m living in Seoul, I want to take as much advantage of its location and try to travel whenever I can. I chose Hong Kong this time since it’s pretty convenient. They speak English and I don’t need a visa. I arrived at noon and took a bus to get to my hotel. I’m a planner so I already booked my hotel and I just had to check in. After dropping off my luggage I immediately headed back out. From there, I made my way toward Lantau Island to see Tian Tian Buddha (also known as Big Buddha). Literally, he is BIG.dsc_0045 Unfortunately, I chose the wrong weekend to come. It was pretty much all gloomy and rainy/t-storms. Although the view wasn’t was spectacular as it could have been, it’s still a pretty amazing sight to see. For those who are afraid of heights, I definitely suggest avoiding the cable car and using the ferry to get there. I opted for the cable car and a standard round trip is 165 HKD.

From there, I went to Central to take the star ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui (where I was staying) and also where the Avenue of Stars is located! I highly recommend taking the star ferry, it’s only 3.40 HKD (on weekends) which is like ~40 cents USD. After the Avenue, I went to Temple Street to check out the famous night market before calling it a night.

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