Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tai-O, Hong Kong - Day 2
I had planned to travel to Lantau Island on Day 2 to see the Big Buddha. When I reached Tung Chung MTR station at around 10am, it was really very windy. I headed for the cable car station and the staff told me that the cable cars were not in operation as the weather was bad. They would only operate only when the weather got better, possibly in the afternoon. With disappointment, I went back to Citygate to do a bit of window shopping. Many shops were not opened yet until 10.30am. I went Espirit and saw many tops that I liked. As it was not advisable to bring my shopping bags to go Lantau Island, I didn't buy anything from Citygate in the morning. After a bit of shopping, I went to Food Republic for a cuppa and at the same time, looked through the window to see whether the cable cars were in operation. Near noon, the weather was still very windy and I decided not to waste time, made an impromptu decision to take a bus up to Tai-O. To go Tai-O, the bus got to travel through mountainous route and it took near 1 hour to reach Tai-O village. I didn't know the journey was so long and tedious, and I kept wondering whether I had made the wrong decision..... So how was my little adventure?
Bus 11 to Tai-O
Dragon boats! I should have come 1 day later to catch the spectacular dragon boat race!
Scenery on the way back
Reached Tung Chung at around 3pm and the cable cars were finally operating!
Next post will be my visit to the Big Buddha at Lantau!