- Posted April 30, 2012 by
Hong Kong, China
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Hong Kong travel tips
Hong Kong Highlights
I figure anyone contributing to this story will provide the usual striking skyline shots from Victoria Peak or Kowloon so I'll attempt to show "my Hong Kong" in a slightly more intimate way.
The pictures come from a recent trip to HK:
#1: Cargo ship plying the waves of HK harbor.
#2: Peninsula Hotel elegance at its finest: stoic doorman with the hotel's signature Rolls Royces in the forecourt.
#3: Western Market
#4: Quiet HK side street
#5: Where the real business of the day's decided: old men in animated conversation at a tucked-away playground.
#6: It's not a sidewalk unless there's dung drying in the sun. Dried dung has many uses in HK, in this case medicinal as it's at the back of a traditional Chinese medicine shop.
#7: Fishing in Kowloon.
#8: HK cemetary. Note how the rows go up the hill (space as you can imagine is at quite a premium in HK).
#9: Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island, a 30 min ferry ride from Central HK. Often overlooked by tourists but very much worth a side visit.
#10: Okay, so I lied. Here's my one skyline shot of HK at night taken from Kowloon.