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HONG KONG - The Land of Museums

There is actually more to Hongkong than just shopping and parks.  HK is a country rich in tradition and culture;  And I should say by the number of HK's museums (based on Wikipedia they have about forty-nine (49) museums total to date), they are trully proud of their heritage.  They have museums for just about anything.

Take a break from your busy shopping schedule and drop by any of HK's treasured museums.

Click on the link for the complete list of  HK Museums, from Wikipedia. 

I was fortunate to visit about five (5).

Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Museum of Art 
Hong Kong Space Museum
Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Museum of History

The Peak
Hong Kong Police Museum
Madame Tussaud Wax Museum


If you are touring with kids,  the Hong Kong Science Museum is a must.  It has numerous interactive exhibits that your kids are sure to enjoy.  For teens and adults, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Madame Tussaud (depending on your interests should keep you occupied, although the latter was more fun fo…

HK 5D/4N ITINERARY (FUN TIME IN HK WITH KIDS)

First things first, ask yourself, "Why are you going to HongKong?" 

If the answer is to have some family fun with your kids, then this itinerary could be a good start for you.
DAY I (DISNEY LAND)10AM - HongKong International Airport (HKIA) arrival.  Would take you 30 minutes or less to clear immigration, especially if you are travelling light, but takes more if you have kids and alot of checked-in baggage.  We bought our HK sim cards near the arrival area before heading to the taxi stand.11AM - Boarded taxi to HK Disneyland (take the green taxi it is cheaper, cost us 100HKD - 2adults+2kids with 2 baggages) 12NN - Checked in at HK Disneyland Hollywood Hotel1PM - HK Disneyland Park (had lunch at the Main Street Corner Cafe - fantastic seafood ramen meal -  must try!)PARADE - SHOWS - RIDES - CHARACTER GREETINGS AND MORE RIDES8PM - Fire works (we were so busy, we forgot to eat, so we just grabbed some delicious looking pastries from the Market House Bakery - yummy!)9PM - Back to …

Chi Lin Nunnery

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Chi Lin Nunnery is located at the same complex as Nan Lian Garden.  The complex is located at 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon.
 The temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, visitor's hostels and a vegetarian restaurant.


After we have relaxed our tired feet, we went next door to see Chinese timber architecture, rocks and potted plants exhibition.






Toy Story Land, HK Disney Land

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One of HKDL's latest attraction is the Toy Story Land
My youngest was so thrilled to see his favorite movie (i.e., watched a gazillion times) come to life.  
It was just like to dream come true for my kiddos. 






     








At the Toy Soldiers Garrison


Surprised that there is no Buzz picture opps inside Toy Story Land.  We had to go to Tomorrow Land for some Buzz picture taking.

The Piano Pool @ HK Disneyland Hollywood Hotel

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My kiddos could have easily spent a day at HKDL Hollywood Hotel's The Piano Pool. Absolutely one of the cleanest and safest pools I have been to.
(1) Vest provided free (2) Two life guards on look out (3) Pool water level starts at 1 foot deep 










A cool dip is a way to start a busy day at HKDL!!!