The city is located on the northern part of the island, but we did get to see other parts.



Victoria Gardens

One day we traveled to the southern part of the Hong Kong island. We started at Victoria Gardens. The park has changed since we were there -- especially with the reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese control.

Victoria Peak View

There was a funicular that took us to the top of Victoria Peak for this overview of the city and harbor.

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

We visited Repulse Bay on the south shore of Hong Kong Island. This area has been substantially developed since we were there.

Repulse Bay Another view of Repulse Bay. I gather from the link above that it is difficult to find such a tranquil view nowadays.
Boat to Tai Pak

That evening we had a Chinese feast at the floating Tai Pak Restaurant in the Aberdeen section of Hong Kong. There is a "floating village" there and local sampans served as taxis to take us to the boat.

Water Taxi, Hong Kong

All the taxis appeared to be managed by women. They were propelled by huge oars.

Folks at Tai Pak

My parents eagerly awaiting the feast.

Unfortunately I had not yet developed a taste for Chinese food so I didn't have a proper appreciation for it. The restaurant is reputed to have been very good. It still exists under different ownership.

Hard to believe that my parents were younger then than I am now. I thought at the time that they were ancient!

Tai Pak Light Fixture

The decorations were very fanciful. I thought this crane holding the lantern was super.

Return taxi

After the meal we took another taxi back to shore. Apparently these hats are traditional for people from a certain region.

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