My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 11

Day 11 (Hong Kong) – Chinese New Year:

Walked and shopped around the city, Peking Duck for dinner, and saw the dragon dance afterwards.

Peking Duck dinner.

Peking Duck dinner (Photo Cred: Wan Yee)

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 10

Day 10 (Hong Kong) – Chinese New Year’s Eve:

Visited the Tian Tan Buddha (also known as the “Big Buddha”) and the Po Lin Monastery. Then traveled back up to Victoria Peak to see the skyline at night. And finally, visited the Flower Market, a Chinese New Year’s Eve tradition.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Big Buddha.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Big Buddha.

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 9

Day 9 (Hong Kong):

Traveled to Sai Kung, hiked to Tai Long Wan for the beach scene, drinks at the Eyebar for viewing the A Symphony of Lights show.

Sai Kung

Sai Kung

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 8

Day 8 (Hong Kong):

Traveled to Yuen Long for dim sum and then Kam Tsin Wai, where my mom was raised. Dinner at our relative’s.

A lot of people in Yuen Long.

A lot of people in Yuen Long.

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 7

Day 7 (Hong Kong):

Hiked to Victoria Peak, took the Star Ferry from Hong Kong to Kowloon, walked along the Avenue of Stars, visited the History of Hong Kong Museum, and had dinner at Din Tai Fung in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST).

This sign showed us what we were supposed to see behind the fog.

This sign showed us what we were *supposed* to see behind the fog.

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Days 5 and 6

Day 5 (China to Hong Kong):

Traveled from Yangshuo to Guilin and flew back to Hong Kong. Checked into our hotel in Sheung Wan.

Day 6 (Hong Kong to China and China to Hong Kong):

Traveled with my mom and cousins to visit our ancestral roots in Da Shan Xia, a walled village which is near Zhenlongtown, China. The nearest city is Huizhou, China. A distant cousin came to pick us up from Shenzen (the city across from Hong Kong on the Chinese side) and it took about one hour to get there. We walked around the village that exists there, visited Huizhou, and returned to Hong Kong for dinner.

Da Shan Xia walled village.

Da Shan Xia walled village.

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 4

Day 4 (China):

Biking through the countryside and to Moon Hill. Climbed to the top of Moon Hill and then rode the bikes back to the hotel.

Western breakfast: omelette, french toast, and fruit.

Western breakfast: omelette, french toast, and fruit.

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My journey to China and Hong Kong: Day 3

Day 3 (China):

Visited Silver Cave, then took a motorized bamboo boat trip from Yangdi to Xingping on the Li River. Lunch at Old Street in Xingping. Afterwards, we visited Fuli Town, and then made our way to Yangshuo town to experience the night life. Watched the cormorant fishing at night.

Silver Cave.

Silver Cave.

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