I know that three days in Hong Kong would leave not much time for the beach, but I always thought that, at least one hour would be found to a quick swim.
No! The weather didn't allow it, and we used the saved time (would you believe?)... shopping.
From the top of the Peak Tram I also walked down the other side of Hong Kong.
As I wrote in one of my letters:
Down the other side to the South China Sea and along the road to Aberdeen, where tens of thousands of Chinese live in the harbour in junks -- a veritable floating slum. And a ways down the road from Aberdeen towards Repulse Bay there's a stretch of wooded, windblown coast that is completely uninhabited, like the north shore of Lake Superior. And then Repulse Bay itself with its gleaming hotels and sandy beaches.
Favorite thing: I just had to share this. When we were in Hong Kong my son was about eight years old, with blond hair and blue eyes. Although this is not rare to see in Hong Kong, the day we spent at Repulse Bay, you would have thought he was a movie star. There were some business men dressed up in suits down on the beach taking a look around. They did not speak English. They motioned for Dakota to build them a sand castle, and while he did this they were filming him! It was cute to watch them make different motions to him to get him to turn toward the camera. During our trip to Hong Kong and Beijing, Dakota was a little nervous at first because he had a lot of people wanting to touch his hair. We made a game up of pretending that he could be some famous movie star and that seemed to calm him down, and then it didn't bother him so much to stop and pose for pictures, and let people feel his hair.
Favorite thing: Repulse Bay is well known area for home of Hongkong Movie star such Jackie Chan. In fact this is the only area with man made beach. They did is in such a organise and tidy beach, and I respect that. They did their best to maintain a great man made beach to compare some countries with natural beach but dirty and abandoned.
This is Repulse Bay...it's a beach with stones rather than sand... ;) Repulse Bay is on the southern side of Hong Kong Island...we got there by bus (a pretty interesting trip over the hills).
This place can get very busy in the summer months...although it was quite when we were there.
From looking at the bridge it really looks nice and I had noticed that most of the people who visits these Chinese area here along the Repulse bay took pictures in it too..I did took pictures too! Well, nothing much to see there though but the beach is cute after all..
Fondest memory: Taking pictures of their godesses..It's fun though...
...I was trying to take a pic with these round door in the pic but these two man won't disappear. They just stay there and they're just smiling...I waited for them to get the h**l but maybe they like me to take a pic together with them so, I took a pic with them as you can see.
Fondest memory: They're funny!
I've seen this very cutie baby riding the half moon style fish statue in the Repulse Bay and thought of sharing this to you. There are lotsa' statues in there and you can take pictures of all. I've seen people who are there takes pictures with the statues with them.
Fondest memory: HongKong has some pretty beaches and Repulse Bay is one of them. The sand is a crescent strand shaped that makes the beach more lovely.
Take a walk from Deep Water Bay to Repulse Bay.
Repulse Bay is the most famous beach in Hong Kong and most visitors will pay it a visit on their way to Stanley Market. Consider get off the bus a bit early at Deep Water Bay and to experience these nice beaches in a slighly different way.
Facing the sea and walk towards the left end of the beach. There is a pavement connecting to a paved path to Repulse Bay.
It is a quiet easy walk. On your way you will see some of the finest residence in town, some locals walking their dogs. And try to schedule your walk around sunset. The view is just unbelievably tranquill and beautiful.
Fondest memory: Repulse Bay. Mmm, definitely Repulse Bay. Lots of lovely condominiums overlooking the South China Sea. I heard that the creme de la creme in the entertainment industry (famous movie stars, top directors and producers) have homes here. Does anyone know where Jackie Chan's home is?
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