HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN

HONG KONG: 10,000 BUDDHAS in SHATIN

For those of you looking for off-the-trail tourist attractions in Hong Kong, you can go to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Shatin district. 

It is a famous Buddhist monastery located on the mountain behind Shatin Pai Tau Village near the Shatin station of the East Rail Line of the  Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong.

This place is near IKEA Shatin. We dropped by IKEA Shatin after our visit to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.

It was founded in 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai, a devout Buddhist layman who dedicated the last years of his life to constructing a temple containing nearly 13,000 statues of Buddha, and completed in 1957. 

There are no resident monks in this monastery. The ones managing this monastery are laypersons.

The monastery is divided into upper and lower portions. The whole complex occupies over eight hectares. In this complex are five temples, four pavilions, one pagoda and one veranda.

The main building of the monastery is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple which has more than 12,800 pieces of Buddha statues (in different postures) placed on the walls. 

The immortal body of Rev. Yuet Kai is located in the central portion of the temple.

The climb to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is not for everybody though. 

You should have strong knees to climb the path up to the 10,000 Buddhas Temple. 
Juice mi aside from parang bundok ang aakyatin mo, aba may blessings pa nang pumunta kami doon. Yes! Inulan kami! Kaya ayun kesa 45 minutes inabot kami ng 2 hours bago namin naakyat ang tuktok ng bundok, pero naman sulit talaga!
At first, we got lost and took the wrong way because we missed the very small signage pointing to the direction of 10,000 Buddhas Monastery (see the above picture). 

We found ourselves climbing the cemetery (which has an escalator from the ground level) beside the Monastery. So, better take note of that “signage.”

Computer and Communications Festival

Calling all techies!

What: Computer and Communications Festival 

When: August 24–27, 2012

Where: Hong Kong
 
All Techies unite!

The Computer and Communications Festival in Hong Kong is the place to be for everything digital, from computer software and hardware, games, gadgets, accessories, video and digital cameras, music players, mobile phones, to the latest gizmos and many more! Be part of this amazing tech fest! For more details, visit www.hkccfexpo.com

VICTORIA PEAK HONG KONG

How to reach Victoria Peak? Tourists can take the Peak Tram, a pleasant ride ascending the mountain. The tram has been in operation for over one hundred years, and to date, no accidents have ever occurred. Your journey aboard the tram will take eight minutes and upon reaching the summit you will see a seven storied building in the shape of a ship.

Hong Kong is a luminous pearl with a sea of lights twinkling in the streets after dark. Where is the best place to enjoy the multi-colorful night scene that encompasses Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor? Victoria Peak is a good location to view its night scene. Being 554 meters (about 1,817.6 feet) above sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest point within Hong Kong and occupies the western part of the island.

Viewing Hong Kong at night is a must! The panoramic vista is one of the most beautiful night scenes in the world! So a visit to the Lion Pavilion on the peak is a must. Standing upon the pavilion and overlooking the Victoria Harbor and the Kowloon Peninsula, a spectacular night view will unfold in front of your eyes. The Victoria Harbor is one of the world’s busiest harbors and has a constant ebb and flow of shipping all year round. With row upon row of skyscrapers stand prominently on the Central District which is Hong Kong’s financial and economic hub. 

Thanks Khae for the pix!

HONGKONG DISNEYLAND ADVENTURE LAND

Welcome to Hong Kong Disneyland
Adventure Land
The Gate of the Adventure Land begins here!

View from the top of the Tarzan Tree House

Me @Adventureland Signage

The Jungle River Cruise 

Here you will take an exotic boat ride to the jungle.

There are three lines for boarding, one for speakers of Mandarin, one for Cantonese, and one for English.


Cruise the classic river voyage of adventure. Brave mysterious jungles with surprises around every bend in the river including an epic battle of fire and water. Come face to face with beasts such as hippos, elephants, cobras and orangutans and the most feared animal in the jungle — your wisecracking skipper!



The boat navigates down a narrow passageway when all of a sudden, our route is blocked by an erupting geyser.

Just in the nick of time, we make a sudden turn to the right and are confronted with another geyser blocking our path and an evil-looking, monster-like rock formation. Smoke and steam start to spew from the crevices and then flames explode from the rock’s mouth.

      

                                                     
 Just when you think all is lost, we escape in the nick of time!        

Yes!

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HONGKONG DISNEYLAND FIREWORKS

BEAUTIFUL HONGKONG DISNEYLAND FIREWORKS
 The final treat of the night for every guest is Disney in the Stars.
The “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks Show is a spectacular fireworks display that transforms the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle into a stunning evening spectacle for everyone. Geez! I am so enthralled! I was speechless!
It features a nightly fireworks display, complete with the song “A Whole New World”.
For me they were telling the truth when they say that Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth.
I was transported back to my happy childhood of Cinderella and Snow White.
The castle of my favorite Disney characters. It’s one place where you can push your adult worries aside and just enjoy to your heart’s delight.
It’s amazing to watch colorful fireworks light up the sky to the tune of Disney’s well-loved songs. 

8PM Fireworks Display by Cinderella’s castle.
A heart-warming moment for everyone as they played A Whole to New and Part of your World 
You could hear everyone ooh’s and ahh’s at the beautiful brightly lit sky.
With this spectacular sky show everyone’s childhood dreams definitely came true here at Disneyland.
Great Show indeed!
So pretty in Pink!
Sprinkles in the sky!
So beautiful!
Amazing!
Spectacular!
Ohhhh ahhhhh wonderful!
I am running our of adjectives because this fireworks are simply the best!
Watching this display is the perfect way to end a night of splendid parades and fireworks.
I got literally lost because I wanted to take great photos and my brother was looking for me all over the place. After the spectacular fireworks I had him paged by the DIsney Staff plus I had the security people looked for him all over the place armed with flashlights ha ha ha! They found him at the exit near the MTR. 
I happily joined my brother and together we went back home to our hotel in Nathan Road Tsim Sha Tsui
Enjoy! Photo credits to Khae Naguit! Thanks my friend!
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C.T.S. HONGKONG 3 -IN-1 COMBO DINING COUPON

C.T.S. HONGKONG 3 IN 1 COMBO

Hong Kong Disneyland Ticket + 3-in-1 Dining Coupon

ADULT HK $ 413
CHILD  HK $ 328


INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1 (ONE) ADMISSION TICKET
1 (ONE) 3 IN 1 DINING COUPON WHICH INCLUDES:

1 (one) lunch COUPON must be availed before 4 p.m.
1 (one) dinner per ticket could be availed after 5 p.m.
1 (one) dining coupon or popcorn coupon

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS:

Starliner Diner
In this space-themed restaurant, enjoy American-style fast food such as fried chicken and BBQ chicken wings, as well as pork chop burger and more! Afterwards, stand under the refreshing rocket that gently mists water. 
Service Type: Quick Service

Location: Fun Space-themed Eating Choices at Tomorrowland

Fried Chicken Basket Combo

BBQ Chicken Wings Combo

Pork Chop Burger Combo

Comet Café

Enjoy the tastes of Hong Kong such as braised beef brisket curry, spiced chicken wing noodle and much more. 
Service Type: Quick Service
Location: Tomorrowland

Braised Beef Brisket Yellow Curry with Rice
Spiced Chicken Wing Noodle Soup
Three Treasure Specialties served with Rice

Grab Quick Snacks at their catering trucks
Refresh yourself and your loved ones with quick snacks from their outdoor carts, such as hot dogs and Korean squid. 
Service Type: Snack
Location: Tomorrowland

Quick Bites

Refresh yourself and loved ones with snacks from their outdoor carts that offer delectable chicken legs, chicken pies and fish balls.

Service Type: Snack

Location: Fantasy Land

Tahitian Terrace
Sit in the tropical atmosphere of this restaurant and taste South Asian specialties, such as Indian vegetarian meals, Hainan chicken rice and Penang laksa noodle soup. 
Service Type: Quick Service
Location: Adventure land

Penang Laksa Rice Noodle Soup

Indian Vegetarian

Hainan Chicken Rice

Clopin’s Festival of Food
This colorful restaurant is inspired by the Disney movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and serves the Great Flavors of China, including noodle soup and wok fried dishes. Enjoy Nanjing Beef Noodle Soup, Wuxi pork ribs and BBQ pork with rice. 
Service Type: Quick Service

Location: Fantastic Feasts at Fantasyland

Nanjing Beef Noodle Soup

Wuxi pork ribs with rice

BBQ Pork with Rice

Note:

* Lunch & Dinner Coupons do not include drinks

* Coupons are valid on or before the marked date
* Photo may vary from actual dish


Photo credits to HK Disneyland
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IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL-HK DISNEYLAND EDITION

It’s a Small World is a popular interior boat cruise located in the Fantasy land area of Hong Kong Disneyland.

It’s a small world ride features more than 300 brightly costumed audio-animatronic dolls in the style of children of the world.


You could see the children characters frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction’s title song, which has a theme of global peace.

Even if you are no longer a child, you would feel a sense of tranquility and joy inside the small world.

A happiness button is push whenever you take this ride.

DON’T LOOK NOW WE’RE HAVING A HARD TIME WHERE TO FOCUS THE CAMERA EITHER TO THE LEFT OR TO THE RIGHT! GRAAAAA! HA HA HA
THE SMALL WORLD IS SO AMAZING!

IT IS FULL OF VIBRANT  COLORS
JUST LIKE AN EYE CANDY
NICE INDEED
THIS ANIMATED CHARACTERS BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS
MUSIC
FRIENDSHIP
The Philippines – You could hear them singing it’s a small world in Tagalog ! Yey!

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas

NOTE:THIS PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY BS AND ME. I WOULD BE PUTTING A PART 2 WHERE I WOULD SHOWCASE MY FRIEND’S KHAE ANN’S PHOTOGRAPHY.

ABANGAN….

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HONGKONG DISNEYLAND FOOD

HONGKONG DISNEYLAND ROYAL BANQUET HALL
VERY COZY DINING HALL IN HK DISNEYLAND
   Green Tea Popsicle and Sweet Popcorn- very refreshing, delicious and creamy.
                                                  Little Piggy Bun Bbq –Char Siu Bao

                               Mickey Pizza at Royal Banquet Hall (Fantasyland)

Mickey-fied Sample Meal on Display
MAXIM CHICKEN PIES

Mickey pancake from Enchanted Garden (HK Disneyland Hotel).
 Mickey waffle from Chef Mickey (Disney’s Hollywoood Hotel).

Mickey Dim Sum From Crystal Lotus restaurant (HK Disneyland Hotel).
This was very very tasty.

The Royal Banquet Hall at Fantasyland serves international food including American Grill, Japanese, Chinese Dim Sum and Specialty Rice Dishes. One can enjoy delicious grilled chicken, steak, pizza, beef burger and sushi.


#
Counter
Items
HKD 
1
Grill
Royal Cheese Burger
80
2
Grill
Fish Burger
70
3
Grill
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
65
4
Grill
Royal Mixed Grill
90
5
Grill
Char-grilled Beef steak
80
6
Grill
Fish & Chips
70
7
Sushi
Pork Bone Ramen Soup with Shrimp Tempura
75
8
Sushi
Japanese Roasted Pork Udon
70
9
Sushi
Pork Bone Ramen Soup with Chicken Wings
65
10
Sushi
Vegetable Tempura Udon
65
11
Sushi
Mickey Sushi
48
12
Sushi
Chicken wings
48
13
Sushi
Assorted Sushi
48
14
Sushi
Meatballs with Penne
48
15
Dim Sum
Royal Seafood Fried Rice
75
16
Dim Sum
Steamed Pork Ribs & Pumpkin with Rice
65
17
Dim Sum
Selected Steamed Dim Sum
28
18
Dim Sum
Steamed Beef & Black fungus on Red Rice
65
19
Dim Sum
Steamed Chicken with Preserved Pork Sausage
65
20
Kettle
Kashmiri Chicken Curry
65
21
Kettle
Braised Beef Brisket
65
22
Kettle
Shanghai Chicken
65
23
Kettle
Thai Vegetable Curry
60
24
Kettle
Royal Seafood Pizza
70
25
Kettle
Vegetarian Pizza
60
26
Kettle
Baked Seafood Rice
75
27
Kettle
Baked Penne Bolognese
65

Cold drink / soda / Coca Cola – HKD 15

*PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE I AM NOT IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE RESTAURANTS IN HK DISNEYLAND.

BY CAR OR BY COUCH HONGKONG DISNEYLAND

HK Disneyland Park Promenade Public Transport Interchange Coach Park near Fantasy Road 

If you prefer to get to Hong Kong Disneyland under your own steam, car parks are available at the resort.

The car parks open two hours prior to the gates, and it remains open for two hours after the park closes.


Access LogoDesignated parking pays are available for people with a “Disabled Person’s Parking Permit” for the convenience of guests.

There are additional fees for parking if you choose to use these facilities.


Additionally,  there is a private car park and coach car park designated as pick up/drop off areas for buses.

BY TAXI – HONGKONG DISNEYLAND

By Taxi

There are three types of taxis – 
  • Urban taxis (red)
  • New Territories taxis (green)
  • Lantau taxis (blue) 

These are the taxi transportation services to and from Hong Kong Disneyland.

Urban taxis (red)
New Territories taxis (green)
Lantau taxis (blue)

Operating areas and charges varies depending on taxi type.

Operating Areas and Basic Charges:


Urban Taxis

New Territories Taxis

Lantau Taxis
Operating Areas All areas in Hong Kong
(except Tung Chung Road and South Lantau)
  • Northeastern New Territories
  • Northwestern New Territories
  • Designated pick-up / drop-off areas in other parts of New Territories
All areas in Lantau
Basic Charges (HK$)
For the first 2 km

$20

$16.5

$15

For every 0.2 km thereafter or every minute of waiting time $1.5
(For meter fare below $72.5)
$1.3
(For meter fare below $55.5)
$1.3
(For meter fare below $132)
$1
(For meter fare above $72.5)
$1
(For meter fare above $55.5)
$1.2
(For meter fare above $132)

Approximate Taxi Fares: (for reference only) 

Hong Kong | Kowloon | The New Territories | Lantau Island 

Destination Approximate Fare (HK$)
Hong Kong Island
Central $240
Wan Chai $235
Causeway Bay $230
North Point $250
Aberdeen $265
Quarry Bay $260
Chai Wan $285
Siu Sai Wan $300
Western District $255
Stantley $295
Repulse Bay $270
Kowloon
Hung Hom Station $175
Tsim Sha Tsui $180
Jordan $170
Yau Ma Tei $180
Mong Kok $175
Lei Yue Mun $225
Kwun Tong $215
Kowloon Bay $205
Wong Tai Shi $165
Cheung Sha Wan $165
Kowloon Tong $175
Sha Tin Town Centre $200
Tweung Kwan O $260
The New Territories       
Tsing Yi Station $130     $120
Tsuen Wan Station $150     $140
Sham Tseng $140     $130
Tuen Mun Town Center $185     $175
Hung Shui Kiu $205     $195
Yuen Long Town Center/ Kam Tin $210     $200
Tin Shui Wai Town Center $235     $225
Hong Kong Wetland Park $235     $225
Ma On Shan Town Center $245     $235
Sheung Shui Station $270     $260
Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Public Transport Interchange $245     $235
Lok Ma Chau (San Tin) $240     $230
Shenzhen Bay Port (Hong Kong Port Area) $250     $240
Fanling Station $285     $275
Tai Po Market Station $255     $245
Sai Kung Town Center $280     $280
Clear Water Bay $255     $340
Lantau Island      
Sunny Bay station $30     $25
Tung Chung station $85     $75
AsiaWorld-Expo $120     $120
Lantau Island
Tai O $225
Mui Wo $165
Ngong Ping (Po Lin Monastery) $215
Cheung Sha $155
Lantau Island               
Airport $115     $105     $115

Note: The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change without prior notice.