The Hong Kong Museum of History is excellent, and we were lucky as our visit coincided with an exhibition of historical photo's detailing the history of photography in Hong Kong. The main historical galleries details a 4 million year timeline of the region which is currently Hong Kong. While the natural history of the region is fascinating, I think the most impressive part of the exhibitions were those which pieced together the historical development of man in the region from prehistoric times up until the 1800's. As someone completely ignorant of anything about Hong Kong, this was a great learning experience.
|Pavilion of Absolute Perfection, Nan Lian Gardens|
Another learning experience was at the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist temple complex and connected Nan Lian Gardens are well structured and beautifully kept. Compared to the Taoist Wong Temple we visited earlier in the week, this seemed more serene and austere, though no less beautiful.
|Bronze Wishing Lamp in the centre of the Buddhist Halls of Chi Lin Nunnery|
|Peak Tower, great views from the top!|
|View from the Peak Tower|
|Chinese Junk, Victoria Harbour Tour|
|Avenue of Stars|