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11:15 am | Sha Tin

431 steps to enlightenment

If heaven is in the sky, logic suggests those who aspire to be there need a way to get there. At the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery, that answer comes in the form of a stairway composed of 431 steps set into the side of a mountain. It is overcast the day we visit. Not uncommon for January, but unseasonably cool, creating a surreal context for our adventure as every breath we take hangs in the air, giving the…

1:15 pm | Kam Shan Country Park

Meeting New Friends

Since 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, we figure Monkey Hill at Kam Shan Country Park might be a good place to see more of them in their natural habitat.

Established in 1977 and located in the ranges north of Kowloon, it covers an area roughly 1.3 square miles, and it may very well be one of the largest parks in the world dedicated to monkeys. Beyond meeting a furry friend or two, people come…

12:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Kowloon

Food for the soul

In the Western world, there’s a common culinary misnomer. You’ve heard it said before when you’re out dining: “Hey everyone, let’s go get some Chinese food.” As if to imply there’s one style of food that everyone in a country of billions eats. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. The dining and cuisine in Hong Kong and beyond is as diverse as the people. People, it turns out, who have come from all over…

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