Spouse Program

Day 2 Nov 16, 2017 (Thu)
Heritage Tour

Downtown Hong Kong gives a view of Asia's world city that's very different from what it once was. But as soon as you take a step into the New Territories, you'll find much of the city's rich heritage still stands as it once did, offering an amazing insight into a unique past that serves as a vivid contrast to the towering city you see today.

Take a time-trip back into the 12th century as you enter Ping Shan Heritage Trail where has been populated since the late Yuan dynasty. Lavish plaster mouldings and auspicious Chinese wood carvings adorn its regal interior, while similar exquisite décor can also be perused inside the Tang Ancestral Hall. Another beautiful tradition stems from the enchanting Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees, where local villagers burn joss sticks and incense papers hoping their wishes will come true. During Chinese New Year, many Hong Kong people make a pilgrimage to this spot to make their wishes for the new lunar year ahead. If you participate in this same tradition, you may be able to make your own wish come true!

Minimum Capacity 10 pax
Meal Lunch (Poon Choi / 6 courses of Dim Sum)
Agenda 0900 Pick up at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
0940 Che Kung Temple
1045 Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees
1215 Lunch at Yuen Long (Poon Choi or 6 courses of Dim Sum)
1400 Ping Shan Heritage Trail
1545 Way back to Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
1630 Arrive Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Tour includes one bottle of water, lunch, English speaking guide and insurance
The agenda timeline is for reference only, actual time may vary depending on traffic condition


Day 3 Nov 17, 2017 (Fri)
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The remote Po Lin Monastery, hidden away by lush mountains, became a popular attraction when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the Big Buddha) was erected in 1993. Sitting 34 metres high and facing north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.

The eyes, lips, incline of the head and right hand, which is raised to deliver a blessing to all, combine to bring a humbling depth of character and dignity to the massive Buddha, which took 12 years to complete. Climb the 268 steps for a closer look at this remarkable statue, and to enjoy the sweeping mountain and sea views that can be seen from its base.

Opposite the statue, the Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong's most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed 'the Buddhist World in the South'. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents. You can also enjoy a meal at its popular vegetarian restaurant.

Minimum Capacity 10 pax
Meal Chinese Vegetarian Lunch at Ngong Ping Village
Agenda 0900 Pick up at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
1000 Tung Chung and take Cable car to Ngong Ping
1045 Ngong Ping Village, Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
1215 Lunch
1415 Cable car back to Tung Chung
1500 Arrive Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Tour includes one bottle of water, lunch, English speaking guide and insurance
The agenda timeline is for reference only, actual time may vary depending on traffic condition

 
 
 

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