One morning we decided to head for Kowloon and visit one of the museums that are worth saving for a rainy day, which it was. So far we have only visited one The Hong Kong Museum of History which was fascinating, we learnt so much about the history of Hong Kong and the exhibits are very well presented. I highly recommend a visit if you are in Hong Kong wondering about what to do in the rain! Unfortunately no photographs as my camera decided to give up on me that particular morning. Luckily there are many photography shops in Kowloon so we were able to buy a battery charger for the camera as our travel charger had packed up, hence our discovery that we had no life in the camera battery whilst at the museum!
We also purchased an extra battery so were able to take photos that afternoon as the weather had brightened up. Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon located north of Hong Kong Island and south of the mainland part of the New Territories. Together with Hong Kong Island, it contains 48 percent of Hong Kong's total population.
We took a stroll along the harbour side, where in the late afternoon we took The Star Ferry back to the island.
You might spot the subject of a previous post amongst these photos. The Peak - Hong Kong as I have included buildings on the island viewed from the Kowloon side of the harbour. Did any of you recognise the statue, as Bruce Lee?
A trip on The Star Ferry that plies the harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon is a definite must do for anyone visiting Hong Kong. To read more about the history I recommend a visit to this link, but briefly The Star Ferry is one of Hong Kong's most famous attractions which provides an inexpensive way of crossing the harbour and enjoying some spectacular views of the harbour, Kowloon waterfront and Hong Kong island at the same time. The service has been in existence for over 130 years and currently 12 ferries operate on two routes, plus harbour tours on the boat in the photo at the start of this post.
Central (Central Ferry Pier 7) to Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon Point) - 9 minutes journey
Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon Point) - 8 minutes journey
Finally on our walk back to our daughter's appartment we passed the Apple Store and a bus that reminded me of a famous British brand, now sadly I believe out of business.
.If you prefer to view the photos in the individual formats you are welcome to visit my album Travel Tales - Kowloon and The Star Ferry - Hong Kong at Flickr.com.
For more information the following links are worth visiting : The Hong Kong Museum of History, The Star Ferry and Kowloon - Wikipedia
With thanks to Hong Kong Extras Website and Discover Hong Kong for some of the information included in this post.