10,000 BUDDHAS MONASTERY -NOT TO BE MISSED
Take the MTR to the Shatin stop and get off -head towards Park Road. You will see Ikea straight ahead. Walk in front of it -you will see a small yellow sign for the 10,000 buddhas monastery. The signs then suddenly stop. We ended up in Shatin cemetery -you need the little alley way between the cemetery / multi story. After a few seconds you will see why this is a MUST see sight. Not in any guide books the very steep climb to the monastery is lined with individual buddhas. There monastery at the top and the views are breathtaking! The MOST colourful display i have ever seen. It was definitely worth the steep trek. Take plenty of water for the climb - it is WELL worth it!!!
- Arts and Culture
Monasterio de los 10.000 budas
Pequeño y muy pintoresco monsaterio a las afueras de Hong kong. Muy bien accesible por tren pero muy duro de subir si de por si te encuentras con un típico dia de verano en Hong kong; es decir 41 grados y 100 de humedad. Es un pequeño calvario que merece la pena hacer. En el comienzo de la subida hay que tener mucho cuidado porque comparte entrada con un cementerio y es muy facil equivocarte y entrar en éste en lugar de en el monasterio. Para que no hay equivocos se puede decir que si ves un ascensor para bajar ese no es el monasterio sino el cementerio.
Tsang Tai Uk
The fortified Hakka village of Tsang Tai Uk, or 'Tsang's Big House', built in 1848, is the next stop on your tour. The three rows of granite, brick and timber houses were arranged to form a rectangle, all interlined by passages and courtyards, and include defensive towers at the four corners.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Witness a different type of culture at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the largest of its kind in Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese design and modern construction techniques are reflected in the five-storey building with Chinese-style roofs and the courtyard characterised by a central axis. Inside, various aspects of history, arts and culture are captured in different exhibition galleries including the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, Children's Discovery Gallery, T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art and Hong Kong Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design.
A large shopping mall which boasts Hong Kong's first and Asia's largest indoor computerised music fountain.
For the young and the young at heart, there is Snoopy World with Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang.
Hong Kong Railway Museum
The museum is an open-air museum. It encompasses the old Tai Po Market Railway Station building, a narrow gauge steam locomotive, six historical railway carriages, and a red-brick office block.
The station building, erected in 1913, has the pitched roof of the traditional Chinese building.
This is the playgroud of New Town Plaza Department store. This outdoor playground is not big but worth to see the snoopy theme here.
- Theme Park Trips
Sha Tin Racecourse
It is one of the world's finest racecourses. Opened in 1978. Extensive landscaping of the infield has resulted of the Hong Kong's largest public parks, Penfold Park.
- Family Travel
Che Kung Temple
Dedicated to a deeply respected Sung Dynasty general who suppressed a rebellion in South China and was believed to have stemmed an outbreak of the plague in Sha Tin.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery...
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
The Monastery with whose walls in the main hall are lined with 12,800 Buddha statues donated by devout worshippers.
Hong Kong Museum of Art
The Hong Kong Museum of Art is the city's largest museum. The museum houses some of the world's finest examples of ancient Chinese art from the Han to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
che kung temple
Che kung temple honours Che Kung, a military commander of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
People go and spin fans below Che Kungs statue.
There is a cool bike trail around the harbour and the views here are great looking down on Tolo Harour.