Happiest place on Earth

Almost all kid has dreamed of visiting Disneyland. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t able to come until I am twenty-freaking-five years old. Despite that being the case, it didn’t stop me from being a kid again when I went to Disneyland last November. ‘Coz you know it’s freaking Disney and who doesn’t love Disney right?! I have lived my childhood watching Disney channel and Disney movies.

Although the theme park is definitely for the young ones, it’s still worth going to but do not expect any extreme ride that will blow your head-off. It’s all that kiddy feels and to be honest, I did really felt like a kid again visiting the said theme park. I think I got teary-eyed from the park’s highlight which is the must-see 3pm parade of the stars, 8pm flight of fantasy and the finale, the most popular, Disney fireworks.

You could easily spend a day at the park but get ready for your money to be taken away. Everything here is Disneyland priced especially the food. I would say the food inside is pretty decent for the price. Also, the same with other theme parks, the souvenirs you can see inside would be solely exclusive inside.

All in all, it’s totally worth going to HK Disneyland at least once in your life. 🙂

 

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Serenity at Nan Lian Garden

With a landscape of modern high-rise Hong Kong and the Tang Dynasty-style hills, waterfalls and wooden structures, it is a mix of the ‘old’ and the new. This garden opened in 2006 which is a joint project of Chi Lin Nunnery and the Hong Kong government. That being said, there’s not much history in this garden. However, this in my opinion is one of the best escape from the bustling city of Hong Kong as it’s perhaps one of the least popular tourist destination in the area. Regardless, I would suggest that if you have a spare time and looking for a place to visit, this is certainly should be on your list. The garden is free for entry and it has some temple-scales, rocks and pottery exhibition inside. It’s also for free except the seasonal exhibition which requires you to pay around 7-10 HKD.

I don’t know if it is the golden pavillion or the exquisite garden landscape but this reminds me so much of the Kinkaku-ji which might be the reason why I decided to go here.

This serene place is only a 10 minutes walk from the Diamond Hill Station exit C1. You can get a peaceful walk around, enjoy a vegetarian snack or lunch inside the vegetarian garden behind the waterfalls or just simply relax and breathe the nice air from the garden trees along with the old people who usually hangs out there.

 

Victoria Harbour

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This was probably the most popular sight in Hong Kong and I would say what identifies it besides the Bruce Lee statue at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade which is as of this writing is undergoing a renovation. I know there’s been an issue running about this to be nominated as the UNESCO World Heritage in Hong Kong and not the Chi Lin Nunnery which they thought about as not UNESCO worthy given it doesn’t really embodies the country in its identity. I can’t comment much about the said issue but to just admire this man-made (I would say) view in which is truly something you cannot miss. Although the Symphony of Lights isn’t really something to be in awe about, the ambiance at the Kowloon Public Pier, the ferries going back and forth Hong Kong Island, street performers at night and the historic clock tower watching Victoria Harbour makes it so popular. The area itself is flocked by tourists day and night. I think I saw more tourists than locals riding the Star Ferry going to the other side of the harbour. It seems rather amazing that TST itself is alived and fueled by the tourists with all its bright lights and luxury consumerism all over the place.