Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

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    Former Repulse Bay Hotel

    by coolpanda87 Written Jan 30, 2004

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    In the 1920s, Repulse Bay hotel opened its doors to welcome foreigners who wanted to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Repulse Bay.

    The Repulse Bay Hotel has a high class cafe that serves anything from espresso to hot chocolate. Though a petite drink there could cost upwards of $ 40 HKD ( $ 5USD) & tips of 20%+, the service there is absolutely superb, the views are excellent, & the environment is very comforting. The last time I went, we were the only ones there, so it was pretty special ...

    Beyond the cafe is a courtyard, which reminded me of the ones in England & Spain.

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    Repulse Bay

    by morgagni Written Jan 22, 2004

    I never thought that HK, with all its high-rises and subway trains, also had a gorgeous beach in its backyard. A few minutes away from the city is Repulse Bay, a beach with golden sand, a temple, and lots and lots of statues.

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    Repulse Bay: HK's most Popular Beach

    by coolpanda87 Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Repulse Bay is a personal favourite, for it has some of the best scenary in the world, and it is easy & fast to get to. Sometimes, the beach gets a little crowded, but just walking around & admiring the surrounding scenery is good enough for me.

    Repulse Bay on a Sunny Day
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    Ancient Temple

    by coolpanda87 Updated Jan 20, 2004

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    Located on the shores of Repulse Bay is a miniature temple with many of ancient China's idols & fairies.

    If you look up on the left, you will see mansions that are on the mountain side. They are worth over $ 10 million USD for one home, but have one of the best views of Hong Kong. If you have been to Repulse Bay, you would understand why it is one of the most desired places to live in Hong Kong.

    Temple at Repulse Bay
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  • Blue skies

    by yen_2 Written Aug 12, 2003

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    I'm not even a sun worshipper but would love to see and take some sunset photo's;-) We went in here during the morning so, it's cromprehensable that we're not there to catch up sunsets instead a nice blue skies in under a hot summer days...

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  • Chinese Complex

    by yen_2 Written Aug 12, 2003

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    I've seen these Chinese Complex in any pictures that a family or a friend been to HongKong so we went in here just to have a glimpse of these ones which are nice too! You can see diffirent kinds of Statues and Buddhas in one sitting. Colorful big ones along the bay. I saw a half moon with a little chinese boy riding in it..you all seen these too..

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  • Repulse Bay

    by yen_2 Written Aug 12, 2003

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    Arrived early morning in the bay at the 2nd day in Hongkong. There are a few of people around yet and the beach was quiet lovely, clean and one of the most famous bay area in Hongkong. The beach is a crescent-shaped strand of sand. The entrance or the other part of the area had something a renovation when we went..I don't know what they're up to but still is the place holds a nice spot for visitors wants to go visit again and again!

    There is a traditional Chinise style complex in the side with diffirent kinds of Gods, a big statue and a small ones..

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    Repulse Bay

    by seagoingJLW Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    You must visit Repulse Bay. Not only is it the best beach on Hong Kong Island, but it has interesting figures.

    The beach here is one of Hong Kong's most picturesque. It was named after a pirate ship that used to sail here in the 19th century.

    Repulse Bay offers restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities.

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    Repulse Bay

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    Repulse Bay is one of Hong Kong’s most popular beaches and gets extremely crowded on hot summer days. At one end of the beach is the colorful Kwun Yum (Guanyin) Temple with Buddhist statues protecting Hong Kong’s waters.

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    Repulse Bay

    by scrooge1947 Written Dec 6, 2002

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    Repulse Bay, Beach can be seen on the way to Stanely Market,
    An unusual feature of this beach is the lifeguard club which is built in traditional Chinese style and has two large statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau, protectorsof fisherfolk.

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    Repulse Bay or as they say "Excuse me bay"

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Repulse Bay, the beaches along the far side of Hong Kong Island. Here is a (awfully, it almost hurts your eyes) colourful park with Chinese paviljons and statues. As Sandy told us, on sunny holidays, about a three million Hong Kong people go swimming here and the nickname of the beache-area is also 'Excuse-me bay' for the number of times you have to say and hear 'Excuse me'.

    Aireal picture on Repulse Bay
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    Most tourist will come there...

    by daniellau Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Most tourist will come there to visit a Tin Hau temple in Repulse Bay which have a story about a god to protect fishman when fishman is sailing.
    There is also a Chinese resturant in the beach where you may seat to have a lunch or tea time and looking a the sea view.
    One of the gods there is a fortune god. If you move your hands from the head to the foot of the god, you will be get rich soon. Believe it? Many tourists I see they touch the god and are willing to stop it.

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    Repulse Bay. Yeah it is...

    by Kindra Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Repulse Bay. Yeah it is touristy, but hey you are a tourist!!!(Though I was there on a weekday in February so I didn't see any other tourists) We were just there in February and temperatures were 22-30 degrees celcius. Quite humid and we enjoyed a day at the beach. I didn't find it crowded at all, but it was a weekday and in low season. Lots of really nice people to talk to on the beach as well. The water is gorgeous but cool and you can take a walk over to the temple and walk over the Bridge of Long Life (extends your life by 3 years each trip), you can touch the statue of the god of wealth and throw coins at the various gods to have happiness and wealth granted to you. Neat and worth a quick visit. TAKE SUNSCREEN!!! After years of lifeguarding under the harsh rays of the sun, I have never been as badly burned as I got at Repulse.. not a fun feeling.

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    REPULSE BAY

    by vigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The most charming beach located in Southern Hong Kong Island, with a Chinese temple worshiping the 'Tin Hou' godness. Relax and enjoy your lunch at the beach side resturants serving Chinese Dim-Sum or BBQ buffet, medium price range.

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    Repulse Bay. The name is...

    by miaou Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Repulse Bay. The name is awful! The name, however, is derived from a battleship HMS Repulse which in the early days helped drive the pirates away from this area. Nowadays Repulse Bay has turned into a commercialized place. Here is where you can escape from Hong Kong's bustling sidewalks and relax at this beach side area.

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