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Back From Hong Kong

Well its been a week now since getting back from Hong Kong. Caught a bit of a cold on my return to the UK so not been doing much in the way of photography last week. Although I did edit a few more images from my trip.

Playing with my tripod and flash on some trams after dark in Central Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tram at Night

People on the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) which is the underground in Hong Kong
People Exit the Hong Kong MTR

Friday night in Mong Kok, very busy scenes here as people come after work to shop, eat and drink. Mainly a younger crowd from what I saw.
Hong Kong - Mong Kok Street

So that wraps up my trip, all images can be seen on my flickr page – www.flickr.com/iesphotography I hope you have enjoyed this series of posts.

Hong Kong Day 4

Was up early again and straight on the MTR underground and then the KCR to Sha Tin Station to visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz) a Buddhist temple in Sha Tin, Hong Kong.

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

n 1951, Venerable Yuet Kai (Ch. 月溪法師, Yue Xi) founded the Monastery, coming to Hong Kong in 1933. He preached Buddhism in a local monastery. He planned to establish a Buddhist college when he accepted an estate from a pious Buddhist who was also a rich merchant. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery was constructed at the beginning of 1949. Despite his old age, Yuet Kai carried the buildings materials personally from the foot of the mountain together with his disciples to build the monastery. It took eight years to complete all the buildings and another ten years to finish the 12,000 Buddha statues. construction was finished in 1957. [1] Today, his preserved body is presented in the main hall of the monastery in a glass case, often the main attraction of the temple.

To get to the temple you have to walk up a lot of steps, its not that difficult as all along the route the sides are lined with buddhas

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

You might even see some of the wild monkeys that live in the area.

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

The outside of the temple in the main square, a lot of work is being done to renovate the site but don’t let this put you off its well worth the trip

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

Inside the hall the four walls are covered in small buddhas

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

After the temple I descended past the buddhas again Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

Ten Thousand Buddha Temple - Sha Tin Hong Kong

After the temple is was back on the train to TST where I wander round a few of the shopping areas on the way to the Star Ferry. As its the first of Dec here is Xmas Hong Kong Style. I think this is the hottest I have even been whilst looking at an Xmas tree in December!

Hong Kong Xmas Tree TST Hong Kong Xmas Decorations

I ended up in TST and got a Star Ferry to Central on Hong Kong Island. Whilst on the ferry an old junk sailed past the ferry.

Hong Kong Junk

Once on the island I stayed on the harbour for a while to see a few boats and the Macau helicopter go by

Hong Kong Fireboat 7

Hong Kong to Macau Helicopter

Old Boat Crossing Hong Kong Harbour

After that I took a trip to the Golden Arcade which is a big computer market, got a couple of items for the laptop and headed home to change before going out in the evening for a chinese meal with some friends.

Tommorow I plan to goto Stanley, Aberdeen and Lamma Island…

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