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【 Hong Kong 】 Forever Blooming Bauhinia - Hong Kong

2018-02-17 22:24:00

Today is the third day of our Hong Kong tour: Golden Bauhinia Square - Central Plaza - Central to Mid-Levels Escalator - LAN Fong Garden - Hong Kong Space Museum - Hong Kong Museum of History - Hong Kong Science Museum - Avenue of Stars (Watch "A Symphony of Lights" concert) Three museums in Hong Kong are not included in this tour. (written in the beginning)

Forever blooming Bauhinia -- Golden Bauhinia Square
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Because I played Disneyland late yesterday, I didn't return to the hotel until about 22 o 'clock to rest, (In fact, every day in Hong Kong is to play late. It's definitely a physical test for mom and daughter. So I woke up almost 7:00 in the morning. Ah, can not help but be a little disappointed, the reason is, of course, can not see the Golden Bauhinia Square that spectacular flag-raising ceremony. (The flag-raising ceremony is held from 7:45 to 8:10 on the first day of every month.) Although there are usually flag-raising ceremonies, it is said that the flag-raising ceremony on the first day of every month is the most spectacular and grand. In order to be able to witness this event, I have carefully planned. Oh, a hundred secrets ah, the research strategy did not take this into account, after all, people are people ah, not machines. Must have a good rest, can be energetic! Looking at her still sleeping face, I couldn't bear to wake her up. In that case, there's no hurry. Let nature take its course, happy-go-lucky is also an optimistic attitude towards life. After breakfast, we walked about 10 minutes to the Star Ferry Terminal to take the Star Ferry to the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai. Below is the big clock tower next to the Star Ferry Pier. It is said that after the demolition of the railway station, the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui will be preserved and protected as a Grade I historic site.

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So the three of us came to the pier, and there was a little incident. My daughter and I took their Octopus card along, wanted to see how much money can be spent on the Star ferry, but did not see the figure shown above, probably about HK $2! It's really cheap! Just as my daughter and I were about to go on our way, we found our mother missing. Hey, what's going on? Although my mother is a "Senior Octopus card" holder, but usually when walking, it is under the foot of the wind, I have to bow down to the wind. How did you fall behind today? I looked back at the entrance and saw my mom tapping the sensor with the card, but the door wouldn't open. I was wondering. That card was worth it. Just as I was about to go over to see what was going on, a worker motioned to my mother to pass through another tunnel without a Toll Gate. It turned out that the Star Ferry ride was free with the Octopus Card for the Elderly. Ho Ho, Mom became a big Star Ferry fan after that. There were not many people on the boat, there were many empty seats, and I found a position near the boat to sit down, and I couldn't wait to take out my camera to take pictures. Below is Victoria Harbour in the morning light.

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This is the legendary Star Ferry, which has a long history rivaling that of the Ding Ding and the Tai Peak Tram. We were on the Morning Star. The ship was put into operation in 1964, ha ha, it is much older than me!

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Personally think that the Golden Bauhinia Square is mostly mainland tourists! Let's just say that Golden Bauhinia Square is to Hong Kong what the Great Wall or the Forbidden City are to. If you don't go to the Great Wall or the Forbidden City, it's like you haven't arrived; Arriving in Hong Kong without visiting Golden Bauhinia Square is like not arriving in Hong Kong. Of course, this is relative to mainland tourists, tourists from other places may not feel so strongly.

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Coming out of the dock, I looked left and right, I didn't know where to go for a moment, and finally I just followed my senses, and to the right there was this covered sidewalk, so let's follow the sidewalk. Sure enough my feeling is quite accurate ah!

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After walking for a while, I felt that my eyes were bright, and a golden bauhinia flower sculpture stood there. So this is Golden Bauhinia Square. It is not so much a square as an open space in front of the conference exhibition. Hong Kong itself is a small place, so you don't want to expect the size of its square. Because we arrived relatively early, not yet 9 o 'clock, so there are almost no tourists, all kinds of photography. After 9 o 'clock, the tourists here gradually increased, and there were many tourists with the group. From time to time, I will meet a photographer who is looking for business, and tell you that a photo is 15 Hong Kong dollars, 10 yuan. It can be seen that the RMB is very popular here!

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition, located in Golden Bauhinia Square.

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As the crowds get bigger, take another shot of the golden bauhinia and get out.

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Whether it is sunny or rainy, the golden bauhinia will always stand there. Whether you come or you go, the golden bauhinia will always bloom there. Best wishes to Hong Kong! Bless the motherland!

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Wandering all the way, unexpectedly came to the Central Square. Hong Kong Central Plaza is located in Wan Chai district on Hong Kong Island. Its height is second only to International Finance II. At the top of the building is a uniquely designed neon tower timepiece called the "Ritzmometer". "Regittimetm" has become the new icon of Hong Kong, which is equivalent to people thinking of Paris when they think of the Eiffel Tower. Visitors can visit the public hall on the 46th floor of the Central Plaza. If you're lucky enough, on a clear day you'll be able to enjoy views of the peninsula as well as stunning Victoria Harbour. The photo below is the view I took from the public lobby on the 46th floor. This is the scenery that can not be seen with the tour! END

Fragrant silk stockings milk tea - LAN Fangyuan
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From the Central Plaza, according to the itinerary, you want to go to the escalator between Central and Mid-levels. Naturally, the traffic in Hong Kong is very developed, and you can take any means of transport to it, but I planned to take them to experience the Ding Ding car, but I was a little disoriented from the building, so I asked a passerby, who was very enthusiastic to tell us to go forward three blocks can see. After thank you, we walked for about 10 minutes to the Wan Chai MTR and took the old transport only found on Hong Kong Island - the Ding Ding Train. These cars go up the back door, down the front door. Be warned, getting on the bus is difficult if you have a lot of things in your hands, the doors are narrow and there are steel bars that can turn. Drop in coin or swipe Octopus, adult fare $2.3. Senior $1, Child $1.2. In addition to feeling the charm of this ancient means of transport, you also want to see more of the city of Hong Kong Island. When I got on the bus, I realized that there were few passengers on the bus, and most of them were probably tourists. Hong Kong locals, especially commuters, may not take it because it is too inefficient. Indeed, sitting in the car, accompanied by the sound of ding ding, will make people have a kind of illusion of time crossing, as if through the thick history, back to the old Hong Kong. People who look out of the window to hurry, really enjoy this kind of loose and very comfortable time.

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We got off the bus near the Prince Edward Building in Central and walked to the escalator. During this period, I also asked the Hong Kong police, and I was very patient to tell them how to go. After about 20 minutes of walking, I finally saw the world's longest outdoor covered escalator. It is 800 metres long and runs in different directions in the morning and afternoon, descending from Mid-levels to Central from 6:00 to 10:00 on Monday to Saturday, and descending from Central to Mid-levels from 10:20 to 24:00; On Sundays and public holidays 6:00-24:00 is up. Because we are in the elevator from the middle of the road, so did not photograph the appearance of the elevator. A quick turn to the right at Kwong Lam Street will take you to LAN Fong Yuen, located on Knot Chee Street in Central, which has a reputation as the best tea restaurant in Hong Kong. At first glance, it is a little disappointing, so small and simple, with various newspaper and magazine posters on the Windows. At that time, it was noon, and there was a long queue outside, which showed its reputation. As I peered in, a waiter asked me what I would like to order. I say just three cups of "silk stockings milk tea"! Oh, don't think it's really made of silk stockings! When making milk tea, the white tea bag that rebrews tea will become brown over time, and it looks like silk stockings, so it is named silk stockings milk tea! Look at that. Doesn't it look like silk stockings? They say you can make tea like this forty or fifty times! A cup of rich and delicious silk stockings milk tea, as well as a bag of sugar, can be added according to personal taste. ($15/ cup) Haha, please have a cup!

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After drinking milk tea, it's time to eat something to fill your stomach. Originally wanted to go to the snake king Fen, but did not find, along the Jiezhi Street to walk not far to see the roadside of this dragon kee rice. The face is also very cramped and simple, the owner's wife is very enthusiastic, went in and ordered 3 bowls of noodles. It's a big bowl, and the price is fair. You'll see blue collar guys in uniform coming in and ordering food. Here you will learn more about Hong Kong. To see the ordinary lives of ordinary Hong Kong people. In today's popular phrase, it is closer to the earth. It's definitely for the average consumer in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, under her bustling appearance, also has a lot of people running around for life.

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From the long Ji rice out we came to the escalator, just when I took the camera to take left and right, "snake king Fen" three characters suddenly burst into my lens. It was so easy to get it from nowhere. Too bad I just had a big meal. I'll have to wait until next time. It is said that a small bowl of snake King Fen snake soup is about 70 or 80 Hong Kong dollars, and because it is a top quality tonic, it attracts countless diners from all over the world. The picture below is taken by me at the Mid-levels escalator.

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Cui Hua Restaurant is said to be famous for many celebrities. Nevertheless, the variety of food in the restaurant is very close to the people. There are many Tsui Wah restaurants in Hong Kong. This restaurant is a chain with our restaurant in Tai Ting.

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From the Mid-levels escalator we came down to Deglise Street and took the MTR from Central Station to Tsim Sha Tsui to visit several Hong Kong museums. END

A Symphony of Lights - Avenue of Stars
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Coming out of the Hong Kong Science Museum, it was almost 6 o 'clock in the evening and we walked to the Avenue of Stars. It is a movie-themed tourist attraction. Many celebrities in the film industry have left handprints and autographs on the Walk of Fame. You can find your favorite star ah!

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"A Symphony of Lights" has five themes: Rising sun, surging vitality, building on past achievements, and celebrating the whole world. It lasts about half an hour. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays are in English; Two, four, six are Mandarin; On Sundays, it's Cantonese. You can choose according to your needs. 20:00 "A Symphony of Lights" multimedia light music show started on time, may be the heart of the music show expectations are too high, so the real face is very disappointed. Accompanied by the music and the host's explanation, a few beams of light swept to shoot, and did not form the kind of gorgeous dazzling scene in the imagination. However, the night scene of Victoria Harbour is very beautiful, all kinds of lights and stars continue the bustling hustle and bustle of the day. END

Matters needing attention
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When you plan your trip, you should not only consider as many attractions as possible, but also consider enough rest time. This is especially true for trips involving the elderly and children.

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There are two places to watch the "A Symphony of Lights" concert. One is the Avenue of Stars, the other is opposite the Golden Bauhinia Square.

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Any content involving price or time in this guideline should be subject to actual conditions. Some items may be slightly adjusted due to seasonal changes.

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