Posted by: rbbadger | August 5, 2008

Some views of Hong Kong in the daylight

Apart from taking the tram up The Peak, one of the best ways to see the views of Hong Kong are from the Star Ferry.  Here are some stirring views which should hopefully impress you!

One of the most interesting modern buildings is Hong Kong’s Lippo Centre.

The People’s Liberation Army barracks don’t look much better in daylight.  This was originally home of the British Armed Forces.  However, when the handover took place on July 1, 1997, the PLA moved right into the Prince of Wales of Building where they stay today.

Some of Kowloon is pretty crowded and the crowding extends to the signs on buildings.  Actually, I found them to quite helpful landmarks.  This is in the Mong Kok area of Kowloon, not terribly far from my hotel.

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  1. wow, those buildings are pretty impressive and really cool! i don’t know how you find your way everywhere, but i’m glad you do! you and your exotic life. 😀 LOVE all the pictures and i’m so glad you had a good time! 🙂

  2. Kimberly,

    Yes, Hong Kong is sort of a thrilling place architecturally. As much as I love Seoul, its charms are not as immediately apparent as those of Hong Kong are, mostly because the city lacks an impressive skyline. Seoul is a great city, but you have to do a little bit of looking to find the treasures in it. Those buildings are all pretty close together, but the view from the Kowloon side is really impressive, especially when you are approaching it on the ferry at night.

    The Star Ferry is one of the best things about Hong Kong. It only costs about HK$2.20 (about US$0.30) to take the boat across the harbour. Happily, portions of the boats are air conditioned, too.


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