Wednesday, 25 March 2009
FuFu World Tour - Lantau Island, Hongkong
27 - 30th June 2007
*各位同學們, 你們要注意, 這是發生于零七年的遊記哦*
Continue from the previous FuFu World Tour - Macao & Hongkong
Good morning, Mongkok (view from Dragon Hostel).
They gave me this room because no more single bed room - lucky.
The attached bathroom has everything - only HK$180/night.
No trip to Hongkong would be complete without a visit to the world's tallest, outdoor seated bronze Giant Buddha (天壇大佛) which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping (昂坪) plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery. So the next morning, after few hours of sleep, i met up German at Tung Chung (東涌) MRT station. After breakfast, we started off our journey to Po Lin Monastery (寶蓮禪寺), then the Giant Buddha, Wisdom Path (心經簡林), and shopping at the factory outlets.
The KFC breakfast set - it's pork, PORK!
German must have had a good rest the day before.
I was actually still very sleepy - see my eyes.
I am not working with Xanga, nor i am advertising it. Just felt like i should wear the tee shirt (since i received three from the founder in New York) because i knew German via Xanga three years ago. She has now become one of my best friends, upgraded from best online buddies.
Ngong Ping Skyrail was once closed after the fallen gondola incident.
We went to Po Lin Monastery by bus.
The entrance to the monastery.
The main temple of Po Lin Monastery.
A magnificent temple indeed.
The Buddha statues of the main temple.
Gotta pay your respect the the god when you enter the temple.
Oh my fog, hardly we could see the Buddha.
We then climbed up the steps - we saw the image of the statue.
Phew... the Giant Buddha in fog gives another view though!
View from the upper platform.
Slightly the detail of the Buddha's robes clearly visible.
Buddhistic statues praising and making offerings to the Giant Buddha.
The 34 metre high Giant Buddha, the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue sits on a lotus throne above a three platform altar and weighs 250 tonnes. After climbing the 268 steps, we went to the vegetarian restaurant and enjoyed a vegetarian lunch which was included in price of admission.
It created a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere.
Fog was always with me - luck was not there for me!
The Buddhistic flags.
Yet we never be let down by the fog!
A large vegetarian restaurant that caters to hungry visitors.
Outside the restaurant.
The VIP longue of the restaurant.
A soup plus four dishes - too much for two of us? You are wrong!
Don't expect too much for the vegetarian dishes.
But we still managed to finish all - i don't waste food.
Taken inside a souvenir shop.
The platform of Po Lin Monastery.
Next target is the Wisdom Path.
The Wisdom Path (心經簡林) is an outdoor wooden replica of the centuries old Heart Sutra, one of the world's best known prayers is reserved by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists. The Heart Sutra is on the beams, in the shape of a figure eight (8) which represents immeasurable splendour (infinity) and the concept of nothingness.
We walked along the trail next to the Po Lin Monastery.
Five minutes walk to the left, you will see the symbol for infinity.
The trail passes woodland and mountain streams.
The beams blend well with the beautiful mountainside.
When life gets too hectic you need to escape city life for a day and relax in a natural environment where you can enjoy tranquility and refresh your spirit through meditation. There, you could glimpse the new town of Tung Chung in the distance, a stunning contrast to the peaceful charm of the delightful rural area.
The Wisdom Path is impressive.
We wish we were birds.
Thus we could be flying freely in the sky.
FuFu was admiring the calligraphy - a work of art.
Randomly met two Singaporeans.
They asked German where the get delicious roasted pigeon and Cantonese cuisine.
The Deli Vegetarian Cafe.
There has a cafe next to the vegetarian restaurant, selling various kind of sweets, soy milk and soft bean curd. They were so tempting though we were full, we still tried some.
The variety of the sweets.
FuFu bought these three for the teatime.
And FuFu's favourite bean curd and soy milk.
Her face told me that she couldn't take any more in.
It's still foggy after we came out from the Wisdom Path.
Gotta take the bus back to Tung Chung MTR,
While waiting the bus, we snapped around.
But suddenly, we could clearly see the bronze Giant Buddha.
We immediately ran towards and snapped the pictures.
What an accomplishment - see how excited FuFu was.
FuFu was so lucky to see the clear Giant Buddha.
But we had missed the bus. Gotta wait for the next one.
While waiting, we continued taking pictures.
Hey, FuFu look left please.
Hello my FuFu, right, RIGHT, it's now right so look right!
Back to the outlets shopping malls.
Citygate Outlets is at the heart of this new town, providing a focal point to the town. Citygate, developed in the glass and steel style of the Hong Kong International Airport, contains shopping, entertainment, and food outlets spread across five floors. Check what i had bought?
The glass and steel style of the Hongkong International Airport.
I can really be a top model, seriously.
Esprit, Quicksilver, Calvin Klien and Bauhaus =)
MTR, back to Mongkok.
Gotta meet up German's friends for dinner.
What a long day for us.
Back to Mongkok.
If you want to see lots of neon signs and crowds, Nathan Road is a good place to go. Running from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mongkok, Nathan Road has shops all along and is teamed with people all day long.
The Nathan Road.
Dragon hostel is a minute walk from the restaurant we had our dinner. I gotta rest early for the next day. For what? Stay tuned guys.
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hahaha, that's really a typical Lantau Island day trip huh?? 纜車, 大佛, 大熊寶殿, 心經簡林, 齋館, 山水豆腐花 plus the outlet mall.. you didn't stop by 大澳 by the way?? :p
SK : hahahah we dint have time to get all stuff done in a day...erm well i went to 大澳 after that... you will see the pictures soon =) still many article to put up here before 大澳 =p
i also spend blardy alot in tung chung warehouse. miss that place
That My Goal : 那一天下毛毛雨啦
jamy : yeah tung chung is our shopping paradise =) huuh huuh
好多雾哦~ 那时我去没有进到心经间林业每吃到斋菜，很可惜。看了这些照片很想念当时在香港的时候（dragon hostel...haha)
HansonLi : 你一定會有機會的哦
現在你還小喇 慢慢來 不要急
海市蜃樓 : 齋宴都是一般罷了咯
Serina : 其實你還可以去香港的哦
hahahahah dragon hostel is good!
凡人館長 : 朦朦朧朧的大佛還蠻不錯
That My Goal : 哈哈哈哈哈 謝謝
寫部落的買一支？ 不夠呢 要買幾支才行
interesting places again...
hope i can visit there one day!!
so.. how's ur preparation for tibet trip?
wah!!! 2 person eat soooo much!!! GENG!!!
I wanna eat tau fu fa now after read ur post!!!
and hor, the shirt u're trying, ur button wrong dy la!!! how to become top model?? hehehee XD
哈哈, 看到你们蹲在马路上的照片, 很搞笑啦!
kc : hahahha i miss hongkong already >< well sure you can visit there... just study hard now ok? erm...yah..tibet trip still planning
yvonne : thats the style ok? you are so outdated!! hihihi erm...yah i eat a lot... pls make sure you bring me to the right places when i go to kuantan... hihihii
对了～那个 dragon hostel是在那里的？
HansonLi : 希望馬來西亞可以賣猪肉堡
That My Goal : 哎呀 出書的話就要支持下哦
我一定會幫你們簽名的 記得帶你們買的書來我的簽名會 wakakakkaa 我有發夢了
Akira 思胜 : 蹲在馬路上的照片我也很喜歡~~
ET女子 : 對阿 在旺角一带 很方便的哦
HansonLi : hahaha 那時候我已經老了
That My Goal : hahhahha 如果你可以幫我銷量100本我一定會送你一本的哦 但是暫時還沒有機會出書咯 就發發白日夢
那個卖猪肉KFC的还会发到像猪头那样？ hahahhahaha 太可怕了
That My Goal : 1000本應該可以咯
如果每一個人可以買到100本 那麽我有100的網友的話那就不是10000本了嗎？ 我一定會發過那個開KFC賣豬肉那個人咯
That My Goal : 哈哈哈 你們幫忙我賣咯
我一人送一本 哇哈哈哈 =)
HansonLi : 你讀完書 我可能已經工作了
果然豪爽 好！ 我就跟你合照然後在照片上簽名， 那只有你一個人擁有咯，不要把它變賣哦， 因爲宜后一定會很值錢的
i wan it! XD
Kuntong : go to hongkong and get one yourself :)
dolphine : lol 還沒有確定啦， 我只是發白日夢而已， 那裏有人要買我的書呢？但是如果出的成， 我一定會告訴你們的哦~~ hihihi
HansonLi : 希望我們七老八十都還可以去玩就好咯 我要會去大自然露營看日出日落和星星
帶刺の蝴蝶 : 我們特地拍的哦 沒想到效果那麽的好 =)
again I have a hard time to dig out your comment link... hahhaaha~
I love the Buddha sculpture! when can i go travel arr.... grrrr.... XD
haha, until HOng Kong still ate KFC. hehe(^^)
lonelybabi : 謝謝你哦！ 我一定會把我的書給寫好 不要讓你們失望的
Rex : well my friend, just click the "Post a Comment", why it is hard for you only?? well i thought you just back from malacca right? anyway just be patient ok? you are still young... sure you can go travelling soon one day =p
Xjion89 : yeah we dont have pork here in malaysia/singapore >.<
i like the look right look left shots!
Nick : 中國也是到處都是中文
你有沒有上班放工的時候坐lrt/monorail/ktm?? 人多到~~~ 跟本就是好像日本那樣擠咯
维多利亚港已經去了 你可以找回以前的遊記來看看哦 今年年頭的遊記罷了 =）
lock : well few of the readers like the pictures as well =)
山水豆腐花 looks yummy...I haven't had the chance to go lantau islanfd yet...Yes, I heard the muslim in Hk complaints about the pork in KFC. I love to try is too...looks yummy.
Noise : 山水豆腐花there was so smooth =p i wanna go there eat again!! well next time you gotta go to lantau island, a very nice place to explore :) hihihi...muslim in hk is mi...minority, guess the authority wont bother their complains =)
wow... It's so gloomy and foggy! Thank god the sky was clear when I was there...
Salute you, backpack to every city... I can't do that!
Enjoy your life~~
小雪 : 那些食物很新鮮！
BeverLy's Secret : yeah glad to hear that the weather was good for you, my second visit was great as well =)
hihihi gotta get all these backpack travelling done before i really start my career =)
i am right waiting your 大澳 post.... hongkong drama always state that!!
choyyin : okok you gotta wait for more than a month if you wanna read 大澳 =) because before that i had number of articles to shares =p
小魚海洋 : 大佛的環境很舒適安靜....
you wrote : I can really be a top model, seriously.
Cannot argue with u about that :)
Yea, my HK trips were certainly not complete, since I've not been to Lantau Island!
Bengbeng : hahaha thanks =)
Anton : you can go there again anytime since airasia flies to hongkong, and you could actually get the best deal with cathay or mas... even cheaper than airasia =) all the best =p
It's not the cost of the flight I'm worried about. I can be a control-freak but doesnt work in HK coz I go crazy shopping and eating in HK. mwahaha
Anton : hahhaha then you should give all your credit cards to me before you head off to hk =) only bring certain amount for food and transportation =D lol yeah hk is a shopping paradise and you can simply get the best dimsum there
小东 : 剛好那一天我去大屿山是陰天哦
where u stay ah? u never mention the name of your accommodation?
i went to the lantau island during 七号风球, saw nothing also!! :)
haha~ 进入心經簡林，人会不会平静很多啊？！ XD
haan : i mentioned!! it is dragon hostel =) during 七号风球? oh my goodness!!so sad to hear that...anyway go back to hk again one day =)
龍貓 : dragon hostel 在旺角咯
我們的合照像情侶？ 曖昧？ 哈哈哈
嘉CacinG進 : 蒙蒙的大佛真的很有仙境的味道 那些旗幟應該是關於佛教的吧
toto : 可能那幾天都是陰天吧
clara : 斋菜菜色好 味道還不是那麽的好
even : 我還有很多東西比你快，做得多 =)
seazpark : hahaha 跟朋友去一定感覺好咯
pui : 應該起價了，重慶大廈會比較便宜
小东 : 我們除外背包的不會偷東西的哦
晴天 : 下次記得吃哦~~ 麥儅勞也有的哦 =p
yooooo, cannot take leave la ~ how to go out day time :( sad laaaaaaaa ~ (T T)
Vincent Cho : 4月去香港？ 應該很好吧，沒有醬熱 =) 我就去神山
Kai and Baobei : go there on weekend or what... but lucky as you could still visit those museums ya =)
cant la, my flight 3pm saturday, can only visit some places that morning ~ rush a bit , ai .... nvm la, will try again next trip :(
Kai and Baobei : oh... poor you!! why dont you make it on sunday?? anyway you can always go back since airasia lies there...mas and cathay have promotion sometime =) enjoy your work in hk until tomorrow ya =) friday go happy hour at LKF with friends la
cannot, Monday hav important meeting, must go back early for preparation, hahahaha! yup, Friday night, looking forward!!! yooooooooo ~
Kai and Baobei : i see.... work is more important ya =p anyway you still have friday =) hohoho and remember to get up for your flight on sat
Yenny : 東涌不一定要去的哦
名模 - 我喜歡這一個
发白日梦 : 我剛好去的時候下毛毛雨咯
大佛，next HK trip 就會去啦～
wah bro....super nice trip pics....
Yenny : 大佛下次去咯 很多機會的
Cui Yin : 斋菜不是很好吃哦
vialentino : yeah, it all happened in june - july 2007 =) hihi...nice yah... @_<
axordim : 下次去咯 香港很好玩的哦
hey fufu, i'm flying to HK in June, & frens recommended the Dragon Hostel as well.. haah!
sound like you very old leh~ hahahaha~ it's not difficult for me to click but DIFFICULT for me to FIND where is it eh... since i SCROLLing your page while i real your post, any minor movement bring me to another post ==“
海岛游鱼 : well, you can even find cheaper hostels in tsim sha tsui actually, anyway dragon hostel is alright =)
Rex : hahahha oic...thats your fault!! sound old? what do you mean?
wow!!! you are going around places! so envy
and tha tyou have lots of friends around the world!
have a good time
Leon Koh : hey, wow...you come here finally =) erm yes i have lots of friends around the world, lucky fufu, erm i am heading to sabah next mth, then china(silk road and hopefully tibet as well) in june =p you have a great fun in sg also ya @_<
嘉CacinG進 : 古装? 除非我拍戲或廣告啦， 不然我是不會穿古装的哦
Cui Yin : 對阿 過程最重要的,難得跟老朋友去, 希望你們可以錦上加花看到日出哦, 然後可以在09年的聚會留下美好回憶,我也希望我們每年都會有幾次的聚會旅行哦
the KFC meal is so special!
i like the black and white photo ^^
the buddha cover by the fog~ seems like a fairy land :)
u guys are so cute posing with the "see-left" & "see-right" thingy... hahahaha~
I can hardly see the Buddha in the rain, hahaha! you know what, I haven't been there yet!
bearlim : yah only 1 black and white picture here =) i purposely made it for the theme of the picture =p cant get pork meal in KFC here, so wanna try KFC in hk :)
SuwEi : 因爲馬來西亞沒有豬肉咯
旺角無論夜晚還是白天，都是那麽的旺和多人， 不然不會叫旺角咯 =)
even : 比你快去左d景點囖 =)
LeuMaS : yeah that's why i said it gave another view with the foggy and gloomy weather ya =) hehehe look left, look right i wanna take again when i go to hk later
Nightraveller : hihihi, you should go there one day... perhaps bring your friends or family there later =p one nice place to slowly spend the time
萤火虫 : 那個大佛真的很雄偉咯
like walking on the cloud leh hahahaaa....^_^
迷迭香 : yeah foggy but the view still nice =)
Xanga tshirt! :-)
Man, it's tough to keep up with your blogs. But I love the pics.
Matt : yeah i got the xanga tee from one of the admins in new york =) hihi, yeah just come here whenever you are free ok?
JeNs 阿慧 : 因爲中國多山多水 就有很多山水豆腐花咯, 喜歡吃就吃, 想到要吃就吃咯 =p
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