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Day 18

Kowloon, Hong Kong


Another day in Hong Kong. First I went to the wireless office and called dad and steph -- we talked for about 15-20 minutes, then I dropped off my first six rolls of film. From there I took the subway (very clean, fast and clear) to Wong Tai Sin Temple. Fairly new, but good architecture and nice gardens. the really interesting part, however, was all the fortune-telling stalls outside. The tellers would read almost anything -- sticks, palms, faces, horoscopes.

From there I went to Lei Chen Uk Tomb, a tomb dating back to the Han Dynasty. Finding it was rather difficult. I walked around for a while -- even people who lived in the area didn't seem to know where it was, and then I discovered why -- talk about a hole in the wall! It was a tiny building which housed info about the Han Dynasty -- agriculture, etc. (pretty advanced) and some artifacts. The tomb itself was the size of my steamer trunk and all you could do was look inside at the bricks through glass! Somewhat of a waste, but walking around the neighborhood (outdoor markets, etc.) was new.

Anyway, from there I went to Hong Kong Island.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 18, 1987 from Kowloon, Hong Kong
from the travel blog: Around the World (1987)
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