Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

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    Lifeguards Temple at Repulse Bay

    by SueMagee Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    Repulse Bay has a beautiful beach and it's worth a visit to look at the high rise apartment blocks there. There's the original block with the hole cut out after a feng shui expert said the dragon in the mountain behind couldn't excape! Further along there's a new block which was designed by Norman Foster. At the end of the beach there is a wonderful temple.

    The Lifeguards Temple has statues from practically every religion. They were obviously making sure that every god would help them! It's rather kitsch but fun to visit. There are often coachloads of tourists from the mainland and it's interesting to see what they get up to. They all scramble up a Buddha statue to have their photo taken while they're rubbing the Buddha's belly. They go over the Bridge of Longevity several times to add a few more days to their lives and spend ages throwing coins up into the mouth of a fish statue! Great fun to sit and people watch!

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    Repulse Bay

    by clairegeordio Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Repulse Bay is a 15 minute bus ride from Aberdeen, on the south coast of Hong Kong island. Repulse Bay has one of the most popular beaches in Hong Kong. At one end of the beach you can find the Life Guard club terraces where you can see huge statues of Tin Hau, the guardian of the Sea, and Kwun Yam, the goddess of mercy along with many other buddhas, monsters and all kinds of statues covered in mosaics.

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    Repulse Bay

    by June.b Written Nov 8, 2006

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    On the way to Stanley market, you'll surely pass by this famous bay or beach named after a 19th century pirate ship that used to dock here - the Repulse Bay.

    A beautiful lush green backdrop, breath-taking views, calm and clean water - very inviting for swimming, the bay is very popular among locals and expats alike, specially during the weekends.

    Several restaurants are also around the area and residential units are already sprouting all around.

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    Hong Kong Theme Park - Ocean Park

    by elainetph Written Oct 20, 2006

    With Kids along, Ocean Park is a place you shouldn't miss when you are there. Not only the thrill rides but also the animals. You can see flammingo at the entrance, panda, all kinds of underwater world creatures, also exciting dinosaurs park....
    My son loves it !!

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    Its not repulsive!

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Written Apr 15, 2006

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    The tour to Repulse Bay is part of the package. The beach is beautiful...superb...lovely. I fall in love with it. The tourist guide told us that the sand is from Sahara Desert. Its so fine & smooth.

    You have to go there to feel it. And I didnt bring some back, need the space for shopping ...hahahaha.

    Anyway, since its part of the tour....I dont know the direction. No worries since this is tourist spot, transportation should be easy.

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    Famous temple

    by nlpc02 Updated Apr 14, 2006

    This is a good temple for you to visit as this is the most famous temple in this area and it offers the biggest Kuan Yin statue in Hong Kong. This is the BEST Feng Shui place in Hong Kong as well. Hence, those rich people such as Lee Kar Sing and famous actors like jackie chan also staying at this area.

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    Hong Kong Beach Life

    by dejavu2gb Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    Think I made a mistake by the title?? Nope, Hong Kong does have some beaches. When most people think of Hong Kong, they think, big city and hustle and bustle. Yes, that is true, but Hong Kong also does have a more quiet side. Repulse Bay is about a half hour cab ride outside the city, to a very different part of this fantastic country.
    Its got lovely little beaches which prove quite popular in the hot summer months, and I would recommend that they are well worth the visit.
    Its also not very far from the village of Stanley where they have a lovely market which is quite popular, and nice place to visit.

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    Repulse Bay

    by bryINpoland Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    Repulse Bay is located in the Southern District on Hong Kong Island. The bay got its name, when British soldiers repulsed attacking pirates trying to land on shore. These days the bay is home to some of Hong Kongs most rich and famous, though only one of the names rang a bell with us, Jackie Chan.

    The beautiful beach is also home to the Hong Kong Lifegaurds Club, famous for its beautiful and traditional Chinese architecture and it statues of famous Chinese dieties.

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    Repulse Bay

    by trisanna Updated Aug 23, 2005

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    Not one of the prettiest or cleanest beach, but it's so close to the city. This is a great place to escape the stress and noise of the city. Especially good for children. There is a sand beach to play on. On weekends, people in boats or windsurfers flood the Bay.

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    Hit the beach @ Repulse Bay

    by xuessium Updated May 7, 2005

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    The only decent beach on Hong Kong Island. Not the best beach is the world but make do with what you have. Not only do you come here to ogle at the folks lying on the sand, folks also come here to ogle at the many opulent and expensive houses inhabiting this area. As the area is hilly and facing the sea, this is very good "Feng Shui" area and so attract the rich & famous of HK to secure a good position. (Jackie Chan is rumoured to own a house here too)

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    The Life Guard Club Park @ Repulse Bay

    by xuessium Updated May 7, 2005

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    This a small park at Repulse Bay itself, right next to the beach, with statues, gardens and ponds devoted to Chinese culture and believes. To me, it's all very cheesy, especially that bit about touching the statue of the God of Wealth all over (molesting him??) just so you may get a little luck from him. I will leave you to decide whether you enjoy it or not.

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  • Repulse Bay

    by strollingfish Written Feb 19, 2005

    There're many such excellent recreational beaches in HongKong. This is one famous among them.

    To arrive there you can take Bus No. 6, 6A, 6X, or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminal in Central which is destined for Stanley.

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    REPULSE BAY

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Written Aug 26, 2004

    Repulse Bay is Hong Kong Island's most popular beach which is easily accessible by taxi or bus from Central, Admiralty or Tsim Sha Tsui East, via Aberdeen Tunnel.

    The large-sandy beach has been extended recently, and there are many facilities including shops, restaurants and bars.

    The Life Guard Club's terraces are noteworthy for a pair of large statues of two goddesses, Tin Hau and Kwun Yum.

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    Protectors of the Fisherfolk

    by keeweechic Written Jun 12, 2004

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    There are two huge 10 metre high statues of Avalokitesvara, the Goddess of Mercy and Tin Hau (the Queen of Heaven and Protectress of Seafarers), right on the beach. The Life Guard Club was built in a traditional Chinese style and its ceilings are decorated with magnificent swirling dragons.

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    Repulse Bay

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 9, 2004

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    Enroute to Stanley Markets you will pass through Repulse Bay.

    This is a very popular beach of white sands, calm waters and palm trees. The bay was named after a pirate ship that used to sail there in the 19th century.

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