I and my best friend are born in the same month, July and we share our birthday together with 22 and 23 of July respectively. So, we decided to make our birthday memorable and exciting with a holiday in Hong Kong and China. It was one of the best birthday celebrations that we had together. So here are the highlights of the things we did and places we visited in both the places.
Kowloon and Victoria Harbor:
We both had fun enjoyed riding the Star Ferry that we took from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. It was ten minutes ride and a perfect way to explore the historic harbor. We clicked some great pictures of the skyline while we had the cruise ride. Later we went to the Temple Street Night Market on Kowloon and we enjoyed having some delicious and spicy noodles at restaurant that are lined up across the streets. The Temple Street Night Market is beautiful and inexpensive market from where you can get indulged in shopping spree.
As we both were exploring the gorgeous city we reached the Victoria Peak that is a mountain peak located at the western half of Hong Kong Island. Being a popular tourist attraction we thought of spending some moments of joy here do we took the Peak Tram funicular railway to reach the top. The breathtaking experience is still in our memories and we loved the experience of watching the panoramic view of the city and the harbor from up there.
Tian Tan Buddha
One of the best highlights of our Hongkong birthday trip was the visit to the Tian Tan Buddha. Situated in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island, it is a very big metal statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. It is a symbol of harmony and compassionate relationship between the humans and Mother Nature, according to the local belief. I and my best friend boarded the MTR train to Lantau Island and from there we shifted to the Ngong Ping Cable Car in order to reach the Ngong Ping Village and from there we had a short walk towards the Tian Tan Buddha. Trust me; it was worth the efforts we put in order to reach there. Having religious vibes and spiritual ambience, it was a great experience to reach there.
Later we went to Chins during our Birthday trip and here are the highlights from our trip:
We reached Beijing which is the capital city of China and the first thing we did was to experience the walk up to the Great Wall of China. Being the eighth wonder of the world, it is a great experience that can add fun and frolic to any trip to China. Later we visited the Forbidden City and enjoyed visiting Temple of Heaven which is the enormous place of heaven worship; at last we went to explore the Summer Palace. Later we visited Shanghai which is one of the largest cities of China and has many historic sites.
Al together it was a marvelous birthday trip with my best friend.
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