Friday, July 3, 2009

10000 Buddhas and Kowloon jamming (Hong Kong)


Here is a map of Hong Kong, for reference to location of our tales




Our room at the Novotel Citygate - very posh




Sleeping Beauty and Tweet - finally a comf bed!




Climb to 10000 Buddhas Temple




He was mocking my struggle to the top




Another angle with the top in sight




View of Kowloon suburbs from temple of 10000 Buddhas




Inside main temple - the walls are covered with Buddhas - 12,800
of them




Close up of wall




Dhalsim - yoga flame!




Offering Bowl




That blue head on the left was giving me the willies




Temple Grounds - the iconography spreads across many Buddhist
cultures



Tower at 10000 Buddhas temple




This was about 100 steps up from the temple



And this awesome statue





Chinese village in outlying territories




Kowloon at night - a rush of sights, sounds, and above all, smells




Nathan Road in the much more working class Kowloon




Kristin at Ladies Market aka Counterfeit Alley




Dinner at Felix at the Peninsula Hotel


The Peninsula Hotel entrance




Hong Kong Island Skyline at night

Kristin wanted me to convey this message - "HAPPY 4th of JULY RACH!!!!"

We are going to explore Lantau island today and then we leave for Bangkok tonight at 9, luckily we
have a 4pm checkout, but it looks like it may storm all day.

1 comment:

  1. You are insane. Each day's blog would take me the whole day.

    -DuBose

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