Visiting the Giant Buddha on a beautiful sunny day in Hong Kong

Those lines are a pain in the neck, the cable car ride is fabulous, watch out for the dodgy snow globes and boy I hate those 260+ steps but what a great day out!!


 It sure has the wow factor

It sure has the wow factor

It's funny how whenever I go and visit the Giant Buddha it is either cloudy, misty, raining or the sun doesn't shine that much, now I can say I have been on a gloriously sunny day (with a lovely breeze and 65% humidity) and it was simply wonderful. 

I still hate the fake NP Village, I hate the tackiness of the keychains and snow globes with your picture, the crowds can get on your nerves and I hate the lines for the cable car but believe me the effort is worth it, both the cable car and the Giant Buddha have that wow factor.

The Po Lin Monastery is like a construction site at the moment so we gave that I miss and perhaps more surprisingly I had no issue with those 260+ steps, probably because the humidity was quite low and there was a lovely breeze.

Enjoy the images

 You do not see many people smiling, climbing those steps - I know cuss words in 56 different languages!

You do not see many people smiling, climbing those steps - I know cuss words in 56 different languages!

 Impressive innit... 

Impressive innit... 

 This is why you do the steps

This is why you do the steps

 Make sure you walk all the way around.

Make sure you walk all the way around.

 For the first time ever I saw some of our outlying islands from behind the Buddha

For the first time ever I saw some of our outlying islands from behind the Buddha

 Get creative with your camera

Get creative with your camera

 You also get lovely views of the surrounding areas

You also get lovely views of the surrounding areas

 One last shot before the more jaunty descent down those steps

One last shot before the more jaunty descent down those steps

 Overlooking our fabulous airport

Overlooking our fabulous airport

 wow.... 

wow.... 

 The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau bridge is slowly taking shape

The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau bridge is slowly taking shape

 Wave at people as you pass by

Wave at people as you pass by

 If you love airports then you will love ours particularly if you see it from the cable car

If you love airports then you will love ours particularly if you see it from the cable car

 Public housing in Tung Chung

Public housing in Tung Chung

 Sometimes doing a bit of composition works

Sometimes doing a bit of composition works


I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

I am available at very short notice, I get many last minute bookings and may well be available even if you arrive in Hong Kong without making plans! so please check my calendar, if it says I am free then I am available to do a tour!! Simply send me a message for a prompt reply

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 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

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Posted on August 1, 2013 .