Hi everyone, my name is Jessie, a Third Year undergraduate student at Southampton university, studying LLB Law & International Legal Studies. This is my first blog post. I went on a full year’s Exchange at the Chinese University of Hong Kong last year and it had indeed been an incredible and unforgettable experience for me. In this blog post, I will mainly focus on showing your guys some of the amazing attractions I have been to and you perhaps also would like to visit if you are about to go on an exchange in Hong Kong. I hope you find this post useful. The pictures you will find below are all taken by myself, right on the spot, so they truly reflect what those places look like. Enjoy!
1) Victorian Harbour- Peak View: The Real HK
Opposite the statue, the Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘ the Buddhist World in the South.’
You can also enjoy a meal at its popular vegetation restaurant.
Nan Lina Garden is established in 1934 and renovated in Tang Dynasty style in 1990 with hill, water features, trees, rocks and wooden structures.
The structures and features of the bulldogs and the garden are very elegant. And if you wish to find a place where you can get away from the noise of the busy streets and pacify your mind, then Nan Lian Garden is certainly a place you must go and pay a visit.
The Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues representing divinities such as the Sakyamuni Buddha and Bodhisattva.
Sai Kung is a small fishing village with picturesque boats, beaches, mountains and forests.
It is a place where you find what true nature is.
You can witness the fishing village where fishermen sell their freshly caught seafood on their sampas, or walk down the street lined with many pop up stalls selling very interesting things or explore the forest which lay beside the beach and hear the birds sing.
The Kowloon Walled City Park is a historical park in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. It had been a military stronghold since 15th century due to its costal location and was a centre of vice and crime until 1987.
The park is designed as a Jiangnan garden of the early Qing Dynasty.
Other places to visit:
Founded by members of the Kadoorie family The Peninsula was built with the idea that it would be “the finest hotel east of Suez”. Originally planned for a 1924 opening. at the end of the Battle of Hong Kong, British colonial officials led by the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Aitchison Young, surrendered in person at the Japanese headquarters on the third floor of The Peninsula.