Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hong Kong: Vibrant History

We just enjoyed a long vacation on the other side of the world - visiting Eric's brother and family in Hong Kong! The city is extremely photogenic, and its architecture is a stark contrast of old and new.
The temples in Hong Kong are rich in preserved quality and history. On the first full day of our trip, we visited a temple and a convent. The Temple of Wong Tai Sin, the Daoist God of Healing, was vibrant in color. The wooden buildings at the Chi Lin Nunnery were constructed without nails, and some are over 1,000 years old.


  1. Such a colorful country! I'm jealous!

  2. It is extremely vibrant in many ways - especially their gardens and places of worship. Unfortunately since the British return of HK to the Chinese govt, many sacred spots have been torn down to make room for more profitable structures. Though they are quite considerate by adding greenery in every available space.