Our final day in Hong Kong was also our driest, and we made the most of the clear weather to visit the Big Buddha which sits on one of the other islands of Hong Kong; Lantau. We made our way there by tube, changed onto another tube and then another. They say variety is the spice of life..
Once we arrived at the newly constructed Ngong Ping 360 cable car terminal the weather had cleared, but we were still greeted by a sign apologising for the inconvenience of the reduced visibility due to the weather! Not sure if this meant they were normally fully in control of this or not?! The cable car journey of 25 minutes went well and the views were stunning. Had it not been for the woman we shared it with loudly munching through a boiled egg for a good 20 of those minutes, it would have been perfect!
The Buddha statue was huge, and kindly placed atop 250 steps which quickly took their toll in the 87% humidity. Almost dead we made our way back down after some good snaps and passed on to the local monastery where incense sticks were the order of the day. Not sure if this was just a way to revive you after the steps?!
Some retail therapy later we decended again on the cable car and back to our now favourite Ocean Terminal mall where 3 pairs of shoes later (OK, only 2 for Louise (gasps from the crowd!)) we made our way to the 'Symphony of Lights' show at Kowloon harbour.
Something surreal about seeing about 30 buildings 'dance' to music, but a really good show which included Jean-Michel Jarre like lasers at certain points. Another brilliant experience which ended our time in Hong Kong.
We have both thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend it to anyone, but we must now pack our bags (what a terrible thought after 3 days of shopping) and head for the land of the rising sun.
Sah Yoh Nah Rah as they say!
L & A