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Maokong Gondola

June 19, 2011 Our first stop in Taipei is the Maokong Gondola, a 4 kilometer cable car between the Taipei Zoo and Zhinan Temple and on to Maokong. We will travel all the way to Maokong Station. The gondola rises over 275 meters between the…


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Xinjie Island

June 16 and 17, 2011 The world’s only full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark at Ma Wan Park is a must-see attraction in Hong Kong. The distinctive Ark on the Ma Wan waterfront overlooks the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma Bridge. The park also features exhibits…


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Lantau Island

June 15, 2011 Our first stop on Lantau Island is the Big Buddah on Ngong Ping. Unfortunately, when we visited Lantau Island, the Ngong Ping Cable Car was out of service, so we took a leisurely bus ride up the mountain to see the Giant…


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Ocean Park

June 14, 2011 Opened in 1977, Ocean Park is one of Hong Kong’s favorite attractions, featuring rides, exhibits and conservation facilities. It’s Hong Kong’s version of Seaworld. Ocean Park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 870,000 square meters…


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The Golden Bauhinia

June 14, 2011 The Golden Bauhinia Square, outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the waterfront marks the most significant occasion in Hong Kong’s history – the return of the former British colony to the People’s Republic of China, and the establishment of…


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Victoria Peak

June 13, 2011 There’s a reason why The Peak is one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong: the views of the city skyline, Victoria Harbor and Kowloon are spectacular. Looking down from The Peak you’ll be amazed by the spectacular view of the…


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Exploring Downtown Hong Kong

June 12, 2011 We take a subway and walking tour of downtown Hong Kong today. Our first stop is the International Financial Center. Soaring 420 metres above the Central waterfront, this imposing landmark is currently Hong Kong’s tallest building and among the world’s highest structures.…


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Kowloon’s Avenue of Stars

June 12, 2011 We discover what makes Hong Kong the Hollywood of the East at this tribute to the film stars who have contributed to its hundred-year history of filmmaking. The Avenue of Stars features commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities, descriptive milestones, and kiosks…


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Junshan Island

After our visit to Yueyang Tower, our good friend Luo Qiu Ping, drives us across Dongting lake to see Junshan Island. To get there, we drive over the Dongting Lake Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that spans over 570 meters. The bridge was completed in 2002…


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Yueyang

Our best friend, Luo Qiu Ping, has agreed to drive us from Changsha to Yueyang today in the northeast corner of Hunan province. It’s a long 2 and a half hour drive, Yueyang is about 156 km from Changsha. Yueyang takes up about 15 thousand…


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