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Big Buddha at Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Big Buddha at Ngong Ping, Hong Kong
Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
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Lei Yue Mun

Lei Yue Mun

This probably isn't the image most people have in mind when they think of Hong Kong, but as the photo below shows, it's just around the corner from the usual skyscrapers. You'll see this ramshackle row of huts as you leave the harbour on a junk trip towards Sai Kung.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Chinese barbecued meat

Chinese barbecued meat

You'll see plenty of these small restaurants around Hong Kong, with a selection of roast and barbecued meat hanging in the window. A plate of BBQ pork and steamed chicken on rice is cheap, filling, and very tasty - make sure you try it at least once if you are visiting.

You'll see plenty of these small restaurants around Hong Kong, with a selection of roast and barbecued meat hanging in the window. A plate of BBQ pork and steamed chicken on rice is cheap, filling, and very tasty - make sure you try it at least once if you are visiting.

Hong kong highrise

Hong kong highrise

Gods at Deepwater Bay

Gods at Deepwater Bay

At various places in Hong Kong you'll find clusters of these ceramic gods. Sometimes just a handful, sometimes over a hundred. Are they are bought specially for the location? Or does the site just gradually become known as a resthome for retired gods after they have done whatever good deed was required at your home?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Incense coils at Man Mo Temple

Incense coils at Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple on Hong Kong Island is easy to reach, and well worth a visit. This picture shows some of the incense coils that hang from the temple's ceiling and fill the air with their smoke.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
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Market Stall

Market Stall

Market Stall

Market Stall

Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns

Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns

If you are planning a vacation in Hong Kong around August / September time, it is worth checking the calendar to see if you can be here for the Mid Autumn Festival. Parks are filled with children carrying lanterns, which makes a very pretty scene. Traditional lanterns are made of paper, with small candles inside. You can still see plenty of them, but as these photos show, battery-powered inflatable "lanterns" are getting more and more common.

Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns

Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns

If you are planning a vacation in Hong Kong around August / September time, it is worth checking the calendar to see if you can be here for the Mid Autumn Festival. Parks are filled with children carrying lanterns, which makes a very pretty scene. Traditional lanterns are made of paper, with small candles inside. You can still see plenty of them, but as these photos show, battery-powered inflatable "lanterns" are getting more and more common.

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