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Hong Kong (Part 3)

Temple visiting & Shopping

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Apart from sightseeing and food, one should also not to missed the shopping scenes as well as visiting temples while travelling Hong Kong. From Sheung Wan, I moved on to Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. One of the special features of this combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism is the 12 Chinese Zodiacs black sculpture displayed at the area on the higher level of the temple ground upon entrance from the main gate and walking up on a staircase on the left of the main gate. From here, there was another short staircase to walk up to the squared concourse area where visitors and worshippers offer prayers to the Wong Tai Sin (a sacred monk). On the front of the concourse area was where the main temple building area being located. Apart from the main temple, there were others such as Yue Heung Shrine, 3 Saints Hall, the Confucian Hall and God Wish Garden.

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The MTR Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

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The main gate at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

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One of the sculpture located right after the entrance from main gate of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

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The staircase to the 12 Chinese Zodiacs area and the main temple of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

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The 12 Chinese Zodiacs at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sim

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The arch to the concourse and main temple of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

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The concourse and main temple of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

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The left and right side of the concourse of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

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The plaque that describe about the main altar of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

The shrine, hall and garden at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin

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The souvenir shops outside Sik Sik yeun Wong Tai Sin

Of course when in Hong Kong, shopping is one of the must-do activity on the travel itinerary. There are abundance of shopping options in Hong Kong and you can get good bargain from the reasonable prices of loads of items suitable for everyone. One of the best shopping experience in Hong Kong is the Times Square mall located at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island. During my visit, the mall was packed with many shoppers who gathered at the concourse area of the main entrance to the mall, which was filled with Christmas decorations. Other than shopping, there was a famous noodle house adjacent to Times Square, the Chee Kee where you would have to lined up in queue to wait for availability of seats due to its small shop space and the packed diners. Over in Kowloon, the Temple Street night market and the Ladies Market offer some of the good bargain souvenir items as well as clothing and women accessories all that suit travellers and shoppers with small budget. To experience Hong Kong delicious street food, Kowloon also offers food lovers some different experience such as the stinky tofu (unique to Hong Kong), "gai dan chai" (little egg waffles, egg tarts and others such as the variety of skewers options.

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The MTR Causeway Bay to Times Square

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Times Square Mall at Causeway Bay Hong Kong

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Some of the Christmas decorations at Times Square mall

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The clock tower at Times Square

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A double decker tram in Causeway Bay at a street near Times Square

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The interior of Times Square

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Some of the crowds at a street in Causeway Bay, near Times Square

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Chee Kee Noodle House at Causeway Bay

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A bowl of wanton noodle at Chee Kee Causeway Bay

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Soy bean drink at Chee Kee

Some of the items sold at Temple Street Night Market

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A street near Temple Street Night Market

Some of the street food near Temple Street night market

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Hong Kong stinky tofu

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The arch at Temple Street

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Gai Dan Chai (little egg waffle)

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MTR Mong Kok to get to Ladies Market

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Mong Kok night scenes

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Ladies Market

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A street in Mong Kok, Kowloon

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Hong Kong egg tart

Posted by kidd27 08:19 Archived in Hong Kong

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