Thursday, February 8, 2007

Hong Kong, day 8

Today Matthias had the day off. We decided to hike the entire trail to the giant Buddha (see Hong Kong,day one). It was the warmest day yet, and I did not have the clothes for this kind of hike. It is a steep hike, with LOTS AND LOTS of stairs. It is humid, so I was dripping!!! Other than that, it was a wonderful hike, and the views were really spectacular.

From the first tower, where we hiked the first day, you have a really nice view of the airport. All of the land that the airport was built on is filled in. It used to be water!!! It is amazing, and if you want to know more, click here.
It was a pretty clear day, so I took some pictures from the hike to show you.

The peak you see in this last photo is Lantau peak, the highest peak on the island. We might try to tackle that one before I leave.

There is evidence of spring's arrival, and the flowers are beginning to emerge.
The rest of the pictures are just images of the trail, and some of the sights. We took a bus back to Tung Chung when we reached the Buddha. It was a good hike, but I think the heat did us in. It looks like our activities today are over.

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