What's everyone doing for CNY?

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  1. #11

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    I'll be on a cruise ship with a casino on board! whoohoo! and not forgetting buffets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Valencia
    On the first day of CNY, most people will sleep till noon if they don't visit their relatives. Since most eateries are closed, they'll cook noodles or go to Macdonald's. On the second day, married people will go to their folks' or in-laws' home for lunch/dinner. Young people will go to a movie. The third day of CNY is horse racing day or for going to the Cheh Kung Temple.

    If you want to enjoy CNY's fireworks without being stuck in the midst of a crowd, you have to find spots other than Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wanchai.
    Hello Valencia,

    Where is Cheh kung temple? i want to go to a temple, isn't it on the first day? or should be 3rd day? any kwan imm temple in hk island? thanks.

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    We where warned by friends to go away for CNY so we are off to KL for 5 nights

    Can't wait


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metallic
    Hello Valencia,

    Where is Cheh kung temple? i want to go to a temple, isn't it on the first day? or should be 3rd day? any kwan imm temple in hk island? thanks.
    It's in Shatin. Take the KCR to Tai Wai, from there take the KCR to Ma On Shan and then get off at the Che Kung Temple Station.

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    I will go to Canada and Seattle for CNY.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metallic
    Hello Valencia,

    Where is Cheh kung temple? i want to go to a temple, isn't it on the first day? or should be 3rd day? any kwan imm temple in hk island? thanks.
    Look at this website http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...fest_che.jhtml. The representative from HK govt will go on the second day. Most people will go on the third day because they won't visit their relatives on this day, called Chek Hou (it is believed people will argue or get abusive on this day).

    But then see also this website for traffic arrangement http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...fest_che.jhtml

    When going to the temple, esp on crowded days, you'll get very uncomfortable because of all the smoke from the incense sticks and candles, large and small. Be careful so that your expensive clothes are not damaged by incense sticks. So better go on days other than the 2nd or 3rd day if you want to enjoy your stay there.

    The one on Hk side is Kwan Tai temple. http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...est_kwan.jhtml

    Another one in Kowloon is Wong Tai Sin Temple. http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...opu_wong.jhtml. I'll recommend this one since there are fortune telling stalls there in case you're insterested. There's also a temporary market next to this temple, but I'm not sure if it's still there at Chinese New Year.

    Enjoy your temple visits.

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    thanks for the info.


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    We were told it is quiet here at CNY too. We're off to Cape Town


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