Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wong Tai Sin Chinese Temple, Hong Kong


Visiting Hong Kong isn't just admiring at the modern structure of skyscrapers and the multimedia light show called, "A Symphony of Lights" at night but to be able to observe and participate in the local culture. There are many Chinese temples situated within the residential area in Hong Kong. Most of the Chinese temples offer facilities for the visitors to offer prayers in front of the God with burning intense sticks as well as searching for spiritual answer by practicing "kau cim" (Cantonese) or to seek their fortunes.  

How do you kau cim? Well, it is a very easy to learn even you are not a Buddhist. Firstly, you need to offer burning worship (intense) sticks in front of the God then, kneel down before the main altar of the God, with your question in your mind while shaking the bamboo cylinder with a bundle of bamboo sticks. Every bamboo stick carries a number. Shaking the cylinder until one of the bamboo sticks falls out and look for the number on the stick. Search for a fortune-teller stall and tell the soothsayer of the "indicated" number on the stick. The soothsayer will interpret the writings on a piece of a paper.

Wong Tai Sin Temple is the most famous temple attraction in Hong Kong which offers the fortune-telling of visitors' future. Nobody knows how accurate is the fortune reading as long as you have faith in yourself. 

 How to Get There?
Address: No. 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

By MTR Subway Train: 
Get down at MTR Wong Tai Sin Station and Exit at B2. Follow the signage leading to Wong Tai Sin Temple.



The main entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple from the subway train station (MTR) at Kowloon, Hong Kong
The main entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple from the subway train station (MTR) at Kowloon, Hong Kong


Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac Statues display in front of the entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac Statues display in front of the entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac statues display outside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac statues display outside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


More dragons sculpture and statuus display outside of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
More dragons sculpture and statuus display outside of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple before heading to praying in front of the God and kau cim to read your fortune at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple before heading to praying in front of the God and kau cim to read your fortune at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The sculpture of dragons in the middle of the stairway of the front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The sculpture of dragons in the middle of the stairway of the front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Worshippers pay their respect to the God with intense sticks and search for a spiritual answer through practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Worshippers pay their respect to the God with intense sticks and search for a spiritual answer through practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The side view of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The side view of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


A close view of visitors worship with burning intense sticks and practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
A close view of visitors worship with burning intense sticks and practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The beauty of traditional Chinese Architecture concept of Wong Tai Sin Temple at Kowloon, Hong Kong
The beauty of traditional Chinese Architecture concept of Wong Tai Sin Temple at Kowloon, Hong Kong


Admiring at beautiful sculptured pictures in gold on the archway at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Admiring at beautiful sculptured pictures in gold on the archway at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Visitors praying in front of the God with burning intense sticks at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visitors praying in front of the God with burning intense sticks at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Visitors offer burning intense sticks in front of the God at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visitors offer burning intense sticks in front of the God at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Practicing Kau Cim by shaking the container with fortune sticks with your question in your mind to kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Practicing Kau Cim by shaking the container with fortune sticks with your question in your mind to kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Seeking any fortune-teller stalls to read the interpretation of the number from the fortune sticks which is fallen out at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Seeking any fortune-teller stalls to read the interpretation of the number from the fortune sticks which is fallen out at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


Where can you view multi million value of Hong Kong skyscrapers as close as you wish? It's The Peak Tram which is recognized as the most spectacular attraction, situated at Central in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

The Peak Tram is always crowded with visitors from 7am to 11pm every day thus, it's advisable to plan for half day trip to The Peak due to heavy crowds.

It is convenient for visitors who join Big Bus Tours as they can alight at the stop, which is situated in front of the main entrance of The Peak Tram. However, those visitors who take the public transportation like, Mass Transit Rapid (MTR), they require to walk a distance from the station to The Peak. Alternatively, you can take a ride on the local public bus as the bus-stop is located across the street of The Peak building but you must be familiar with the local bus route and the schedule otherwise, you will be wasting a lot of time searching for the public bus to get to The Peak. If traveling budget isn't your main concern then, you can choose to take taxi (cab) to get to The Peak easily.  
You are required to purchase the combination ticket which is the return ticket of the tram and the entrance ticket to Sky Terrance 428 in order to enjoy the  panoramic view of Hong Kong skyscrapers in the day or night. Beside that, you can shop and dine at The Peak Tower or The Peak Galleria while you are on the top hill of The Peak.

For more information about tickets, operation hours and the location, please visit the official website via HERE:



The front entrance of Peak Tram which is always crowded at Central, Hong Kong
The front entrance of Peak Tram which is always crowded at Central, Hong Kong


Riding on Peak Tram to the top hill of Hong Kong in order to view the skyline of Hong Kong
Riding on Peak Tram to the top hill of Hong Kong in order to view the skyline of Hong Kong


The Peak Tower is very stylish architecture design which accommodate visitors with shopping malls and restaurants after visiting Sky Terrance 428 in Hong Kong
The Peak Tower is very stylish architecture design which accommodate visitors with shopping malls and restaurants after visiting Sky Terrance 428 in Hong Kong


Heading to the top of Sky Terrance 428 for 360 degree panoramic view of Hong Kong at The Peak Tram in  Central, Hong Kong
Heading to the top of Sky Terrance 428 for 360 degree panoramic view of Hong Kong at The Peak Tram in  Central, Hong Kong


Beautiful multi million dollars skyline from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
Beautiful multi million dollars skyline from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


The corner view of skyline buildings from Sky Terrance 428 of The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
The corner view of skyline buildings from Sky Terrance 428 of The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


Popular spot of multi million Hong Kong skyline office buildings from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
Popular spot of multi million Hong Kong skyline office buildings from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


A close up of multi million skyline office buildings from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
A close up of multi million skyline office buildings from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


The outlying islands of Cheung Chau Island, Lamma Island and Lantau Island from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
The outlying islands of Cheung Chau Island, Lamma Island and Lantau Island from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


The Peak Galleria with shopping paradise at the top hill of The Peak Tram in Hong Kong
The Peak Galleria with shopping paradise at the top hill of The Peak Tram in Hong Kong


Overlooking at the harbour along Victoria Harbour from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tower in Hong Kong
Overlooking at the harbour along Victoria Harbour from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tower in Hong Kong


International Commerce Centre (ICC), International Finance Centre (IFC) and The Center are major skyscrapers from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tower in Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre (ICC), International Finance Centre (IFC) and The Center are major skyscrapers from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tower in Hong Kong


Bank of China Tower, Central Plaza (far right)  and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in  Hong Kong
Bank of China Tower, Central Plaza (far right)  and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from the viewing platform of Sky Terrance 428 at The Peak Tram in  Hong Kong



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong


You can find many kinds of popular characters theme cafes in Asia region. There is a famous Charlie Brown Cafe which is based on everyone's favourite Snoopy character theme cafe in Hong Kong.

Charlie Brown Cafe is situated on second floor of the multi storey shoplots,  along Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in the district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. You will find all kinds of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends characters appeared in the menu for drinks, meals and cakes, besides the decoration in the cafe house.

Charlie Brown Cafe Contact:

Address: G/F-1/F., Kok Pah Mansion, No. 58-60 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
(金馬倫道58-60號國鈀大廈地下至1樓, 尖沙咀, 香港)
Phone: (852) 2366-6315


Getting There

MTR Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit B2 (10-minute walk)

Landmark: 

- Opposite DNA Galleria, 61-65 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong - Opposite Guangdong Barbeque Restaurant, Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 


For more information, please visit Charlie Brown Cafe's official website via HERE   and  Charlie Brown Cafe Facebook via HERE



The front entrance of Charlie Brown Cafe along Cameron Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The front entrance of Charlie Brown Cafe along Cameron Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Brown Cafe is located along Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Brown Cafe is located along Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Brown with self service signage at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Brown with self service signage at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Sculpture of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Peanuts and other friends at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sculpture of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Peanuts and other friends at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Snoopy and Woodstock toy figures display at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Snoopy and Woodstock toy figures display at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other characters can be seen at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other characters can be seen at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peanuts Characters in Baseball Outfits at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peanuts Characters in Baseball Outfits at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Brown and Snoopy surfing at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Brown and Snoopy surfing at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Ceiling and table  decoration at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Ceiling and table  decoration at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Charlie Mocha (Grande) with a Woodstock's Coffee Art and Iced Coffee at Charlie Brown Cafe at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Charlie Mocha (Grande) with a Woodstock's Coffee Art and Iced Coffee at Charlie Brown Cafe at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Cakes with different characters at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cakes with different characters at Charlie Brown Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong


Avenue of Stars is one of very popular landmarks in Hong Kong to honour celebrities in Hong Kong film industry. The Avenue of Stars is built along the promenade which is situated near to Star Ferry Pier and facing in front of panoramic view of Victoria Harbour at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong. This attraction site is highly visited by tourists and the locals in the day and night for free. 

The Avenue of Stars is also a popular viewing place for the Symphony of Lights display; the nightly multimedia show, which involves more than 40 skyscrapers across Hong Kong Island of Victoria Harbour for 30 minutes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night, starting at 8pm.


A quiet morning at the busy street of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong
A quiet morning at the busy street of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong


Some famous attractions are located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong
Some famous attractions are located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong


The Peninsula Hong Kong opened in 1928 with its colonial and modern architecture design, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong opened in 1928 with its colonial and modern architecture design, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Sign directions of famous attractions at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sign directions of famous attractions at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


1881 Heritage in Victorian structure of a shopping mall which offers prestige and international brands, located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong
1881 Heritage in Victorian structure of a shopping mall which offers prestige and international brands, located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong


1881 Heritage located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
1881 Heritage located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


The famous icon of Hong Kong Film Awards at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The famous icon of Hong Kong Film Awards at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Chinese boat sailing along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Chinese boat sailing along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


International Finance Centre (IFC) consists of two skyscrapers with different heights in Hong Kong
International Finance Centre (IFC) consists of two skyscrapers with different heights in Hong Kong


Fishing boat along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Fishing boat along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


The famous landmark of Bank of China Tower along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
The famous landmark of Bank of China Tower along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are another famous landmarks across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are another famous landmarks across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


Stunning view of modern skyline buildings across Victoria Harbour from the promenade of Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Stunning view of modern skyline buildings across Victoria Harbour from the promenade of Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Art of Eye Peeping overlooking Victoria Harbour and the modern architecture of Skyscrapers along Hong Kong Island from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Art of Eye Peeping overlooking Victoria Harbour and the modern architecture of Skyscrapers along Hong Kong Island from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


The statue of Bruce Lee at Avenue of Stars with famous skyscrapers along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
The statue of Bruce Lee at Avenue of Stars with famous skyscrapers along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong


The hand prints and autographs by famous Hong Kong celebrities along Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The hand prints and autographs by famous Hong Kong celebrities along Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Replica of filming equipment is located at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Replica of filming equipment is located at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


United Teddy Bear located at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
United Teddy Bear located at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


United Teddy Bear at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
United Teddy Bear at Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


A famous piggy character called McDull in Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
A famous piggy character called McDull in Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong


The overlooking of Avenue of Stars and Starbucks as well as Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The overlooking of Avenue of Stars and Starbucks as well as Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Famous Clock Tower located at Star Ferry Pier,  Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Famous Clock Tower located at Star Ferry Pier,  Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong



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