Hong Kong day 2

So after taking the tram up the Peak in Hong Kong on our first day, we started our second day taking the MTR and then a train to the Hong Kong Cultural Heritage Museum. The display on Cantonese Opera was very informative and we learned about a free performance on Saturday (you just have to buy an admission ticket).

After making our way back to the train station (which was surrounded by shopping), we headed toward the cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It was not like the cathedrals in Italy but it was OK.

We walked from the cathedral down to Star Ferry Pier where we took the Star Ferry and ended up on another island. The hawkers here were fairly in your face and irritating but once we escaped the pier the hawking stopped.

We walked to the vantage point fot the laser light show. The area was rather crowded but everyone had a good view. If you’re traveling with kids you’ll have to arrive early to get a spot where the little ones can see. The light show was pretty good with buildings and lasers involved. It helps that Hong Kong has a pretty skyline anyway, so the light show doesn’t need to be great to impress.

One of the reasons we did so few things is that we did a lot of walking. When you spend several hours each day walking around you get a feel for the city but have less time for tourist attractions…

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  1. priscilla says:

    Is public transportation in HK expensive? What is 140 HK $’s compared to US $’s? When you mention a free opera performance on saturday, but (must purchase admission), what is that about? Sounds as if translation is blurred or place is not as tourist friendly. Hopefully, your 3rd day is better. Take Care & enjoy yourself!

  2. Wayne says:

    140 HK $ is approx. $18.00 US.

  3. James Trotta says:

    Hong Kong is less expensive that I thought it would be and that free performance was something being done by the museum. So you buy your admission to the museum and the opera is included.

    I would say that Hong Kong is very tourist friendly. Espeically if you’re not too cheap to take taxis or have a good enough sense of direction to walk wherever you want to go without getting lost…

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