We took the cable car on its 30 minute ride through the mountains. It was very windy and rainy during our ride and our car was swaying and swinging the majority of the time. It would have been scarier if the view hadn't been so beautiful.
Our first sight of the Buddha
Climbing the steps up the hill
This is the largest, seated, outdoor Buddha in the world. He was massive
Some statues surrounding the Buddha. It was so cold and windy up there.
We decided to walk the "Wisdom Path" which took us through the woods, past some run down stores and restaurants
The Wisdom Path
Obligatory jumping picture
These were part of an art installation that consisted of a sacred Buddhist text etched into large pieces of wood. They were really beautiful, but I had no idea what they said.
I decided to lead us on a "Fun Climb" across some of the wilderness. We walked for about half an hour on the trail when we decided that we should turn around. It ended up being for the best because I had unknowingly led us on a trail that would have taken 2.5 hours to complete.
The views on our hike were beautiful
Pretty lady, pretty view
My favorite picture from the day
We took a bus to visit Tai O Fishing Village on the other side of the island. The village is almost completely built on stilts and is still a working fishing village. The village is now over run by tourists, but you could still see how the village used to be before it attracted tourists's cameras.
We took a boat ride that took us past many of the houses and shops
A bridge linking the two sides of the village
The village was nestled at the foot of some mountains
The boat driver took us out into the ocean to look for the elusive HK pink dolphin. We didn't see any dolphins, but we did see some pretty mountain views.
I really enjoyed Hong Kong. It was not what I expected it to be, but it was still a wonderful weekend with my momma.