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Tian Tan Buddha

From the Traditional to the Modern

January 9th 2015
Hello my fellow travellers! After a good nights sleep I feel like I've settled into the new time-zone quite well. That actually went quicker than I had expected. I started this day with a brisk walk to the Central Station where I took the MTR to Tung Chung, this is where you take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car up to the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. The ride is cool and steep but s ... read more
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4th May 2015

Po Lin & Tian Tan
Having traveled in 16 provinces in China I'm pretty skilled at avoiding crowds...but sounds as if for this place its pretty impossible. Certainly tests the enjoyment button for me...so well done as you sound as if you felt the queues were worthwhile. A tip- the taxi drivers will know that one quoted you 400HKD and there is pressure on them to conform to that price. If you go to the end of the line offering your much much reduced price, I find one usually breaks rank to score the fare. Sounds like in your case walking was definitely the way to go.
4th May 2015

Post Links & Tian Tan
That's a good tip my friend. :-) Well if nothing else I needed the exercise. I can feel my suit getting tight around the midriff. :-)

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