Lantau & The Po Lin Monastery

We crossed over to the island Lantau by the Tsing Ma suspension bridge. It is a double deck bridge with the rail portion running underneath the road vehicle portion.image

The harbour surrounding Hong Kong is absolutely teeming with ships and activity. Container ships are in every direction that you look.image

 

We passed a small beach on the way to the other side of the island. There were a couple of people swimming and fishing however we read that the shark nets had been removed for maintenance and thus swimming was not really recommended.image

 

We first visited the fishing village of Tai O. This is a traditional fishing village with the homes built on stilts. Fish is either kept fresh in baskets with running water or dried to be used later in soups and traditional recipes.imageimage

The photo below shows the way that the fishermen live in Tai O. The two refrigerators in the boat were interesting as well as the plumbing or lack of I should say.imageimage

After the fishing village we went to the Po Lin Monastery to view the Budda. We had a great vegetarian lunch and then boarded the Ngong Ping cable car for the 5.7 km ride back down the mountain. The views were spectacular.imageimage

I’m not sure how high up we were in the cable car but the photo opportunity was great. A very unique way to view Hong Kong and it’s surrounding islands – a total of 263 islands.image

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