Photos of my Asia Trip: Hong Kong Part II

Some more photos of my stay in Hong Kong. If you missed the first part- you can find it here.

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We went to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. 430 steps towards the monastery .

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Flanked on both sides by Buddhas in different poses and with different face expressions.

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Pretty impressive..don’t you think?

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The funny thing is …the buddhas outside are not the ones that gave the monastery the name.

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12 Thousand+ mini buddhas in one of the temples are responsible for the name. (no photos allowed)

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I loved stopping and looking at all those different buddhas. This one reminded me of a very close friend ;) She tends to make this expression every time you want to shoot a photo of her.

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We were accompanied by monkeys that jumped around like crazy- all photos of them are blurry – such a monkey business ;)

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The closer to the top we came the more elaborate the statues became. I wish I could read the signs – I wonder if they reveal names of them or meanings.

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What strikes me most are the colors and the patterns. Just looking at this makes me happy- the colors so bold and so many details.

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I loved those little pavillions.

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This place was actually built in 1949 and is not really a monastery because no monks are living here. But it seems as a lot of celebrations were going on there.

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It was well worth a visit and funny enough it wasn’t part of our travel guide… I would make it part of my personal travel guide. It is a bit hard to find, kind of like…ride to the end of the world , exit, follow this and that street, go to the street with the parking house and just go left up a beaten path that looks as if it leads to a dumpster…and then it doesn’t ;)

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I would also recommend an early part of the day… good thing I have been working out a lot lately but the humidity and heat is making the hike up a bit hard.

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After this we made our way to the Chi Lin Nunnery. Or lovingly called Chilling Nunnery by us.

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While strolling around the temple we could hear the nuns – yes they were actually living there – chanting in a hall – the sound was carried throughout the temple – which was just amazing. We later saw them coming out but I referred from snapping photos. It felt not right.

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In front of the Nunnery is the Nan Lian Garden – again an oasis in the middle of high risers. I love how the garden was laid out. Lot’s of small details again

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and an awesome rock garden…with interesting signs. I have to admit I didn’t have the idea before I saw the sign…It made me wanna try it ;) I did not – no worries.

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I loved these areas paved with these neatly stacked stones. Awesome texture and so interesting to look at.

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Hope you enjoyed the monastery-nunnery tour in Hong Kong. Tomorrow some projects but then there will be more ;)

Have a Chilling Day ;)

hugs

nat

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Comments (10)

  • Jackie P Neal

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    Your photos are phenomenal! I think you should put together tour books from your trips! I always feel like I am there with you! hugs

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Thought you might like a china Budda from my friend working there but I don’t know how to send.

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Thought you might like a china Budda from my friend working there but I don’t know how to send.

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  • lynnk50

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    What an amazing trip!! Love all the photos you’ve shared . The colors and designs are so amazing! It would be tempting to make a sand picture in the rock garden! Lol! I agree with KathyP – want to see how you use these in art journals!

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  • Kathy P.

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    WOW! Gorgeous color and detail and depth! And design! Can’t wait to see how you incorporate these into your art journals!

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  • Barb

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    What an amazing experience you had. I enjoyed all the pics you took and thanks for sharing.

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  • Amante del Papel

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    wow amazing trip!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    The rock garden pic would be a good inspiration for a stencil.
    Love all the pics today. 1949, that would explain why the Buddas don’t have that classic look to them.

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  • Marsha.

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    Fun! The monastery with the buddhas was on one of our favorite TV (celebrity game) shows here recently… It’s so cool to see you went to that place!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Cool- what was the reason for showing it- or question in the game? Inquiring minds want to know;)

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