Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sitting in the Crystal Clear Cable-Car, and Visiting the Big Buddha & Monastery! (What we did in Hongkong part 3)

"Your journey begins with a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung. Give the amazing Crystal Cabin a try. Its glass bottom offers an astonishing bird’s eye view of the magical deep blue sea and lush green mountainside underneath your feet." (from www.discoverhongkong.com)

We took the crystal clear cable car on the last day of Hongkong and it was really an eye-opening experience! I'll let the photos do the talking. ;)

The boy who took the cabin with us actually dared to sit on the clear floor! :o
Flashback to a few hours before the cable car ride: Eating at Macs.

Hongkong's cup corn is so much bigger than Singapore's one and it's about the same price. So whenever I buy the cup corn from our macs, I feel kinda cheated. :/


Queuing for the cabin car ride... and feeling slightly tired from all the standing.

Munching on some chocolate biscuits :)



After an hour of queuing, we could finally buy the tickets!!

Time to sit in the crystal clear cabin!!! We felt so excited and nervous.

And off we go! :D

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View from the bottom! We could see the clear blue sea! ;)
Hello there, Mr Handsome! ;)

Going higher and higher, above all the buildings...
Across a road
and across the sea...

Excited Shayne #1
Excited Shayne #2
Excited Shayne #3 :D
Across the dense forest... We even saw a few hikers hiking up the forest.





The brave little boy! ;)
He told his Papa "we're best friends okay?" and kept holding onto his hand throughout the ride. Haha :)

Across so many mountains and hills. It was a relaxing and refreshing sight, so different from the urban city life. :)


After 30 minutes or so, we saw the famous Big Buddha! It was a breath-taking sight... It really looked very majestic and grand in real life.
We finally arrived at the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery! There were so many little Chinese shops with beautiful traditional decor, and it was a very big spacious place. Shayne kept running and laughing, and it is definitely one of my must-go-to places in Hongkong! :)


Some information about the Big Buddha and Monastery: "The majestic bronze Buddha statue faces north towards Mainland China. It sits 26.4 metres atop a lotus throne and is 34 metres high, including the base. The status cost HK$60 million.Opposite the statue, the Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents."
I'll upload photos of the Big Buddha soon. It's time to sleep now, good night! :)

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