Hong Kong, Day 3

My third day in Hong Kong began with a trip to Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest Michelin-star restaurant in the world. Tim Ho Wan serves delicious dim sum (Chinese dumplings), which are some of my all-time favorite foods. My meal there definitely did not disappoint—it was probably the best dim sum I’ve ever had!

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Glutinous rice dumpling, wrapped and steamed in bamboo leaves.

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Steamed egg cake.

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BBQ pork buns—one of my very favorite things to eat in the whole world!

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Pan-fried dumplings.

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Steamed dumplings.

After the amazing meal of dim sum, we made our way to the Ngong Ping cable car on Lantau Island, which would take us to a beautiful area that is home to a large Buddha statue and a monastery. The cable car was 3.5 miles long and took about 25 minutes. It was a somewhat scary but beautifully scenic ride.

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Aboard the Ngong Ping cable car ride.

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You can see the Tian Tan Buddha statue in the distance.

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A neat view of the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery from the cable car.

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Po Lin Monastery.

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Tian Tan Buddha.

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Below the Tian Tan Buddha.

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The ascent to the Tian Tan Buddha.

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Statues below the Tian Tan Buddha.

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View of surrounding islands from the Tian Tan Buddha.

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View of Po Lin Monastery from the Tian Tan Buddha.

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Incense galore at Po Lin Monastery. The smell was overwhelming.

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Po Lin Monastery.

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The Wisdom Path near the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.

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On the Wisdom Path.

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From the Tian Tan Buddha, we took a bus to Tai O, an island with a famous fishing village of the same name. The area was beautiful and the fishing village was full of character. It was like a mini Venice in Hong Kong.

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Tai O island.

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Tai O fishing village.

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Off the coast of Tai O.

We returned to take the Ngong Ping cable car back down that evening.

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A teahouse near the cable car station.

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The ride back down.

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That night we had dinner at the highly rated restaurant Din Tai Fung.

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Steamed pork bun at Din Tai Fung.

My Hong Kong adventures continue on Day 4…

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