Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay Hong Kong

A beautiful beach on the south central shore of Hong Kong Island that is accessible by public transportation from the city.

Repulse Bay Beach

Repulse Bay Beach

It is a long curved sand beach with a promenade that makes for a lovely morning or evening stroll to watch the sun rise or set.

Repulse Bay beach with beautiful sand

Repulse Bay beach with beautiful sand

The apartments here are the most expensive on the island.

apartments near by are very expensive

apartments near by are very expensive

Is anyone interested in a sailboat race?

A regatta in front of Middle Island

A regatta in front of Middle Island

 

sailing regata

sailing regata

At the Eastern end of the beach is a large Taoist shrine to Kwum Yam and Tin Hau.

Open air Taoist Shrine to Kwun Yam and Tin Han

Entrance to the open air Taoist Shrine to Kwun Yam and Tin Han

 

Kwum Yam statue in mozaic tile

Kwum Yam statue in mosaic tile

These two giant statues are covered in Mosaic tiles.

Tin Hau

Tin Hau Goddess of the Sea

Tin Hau is the Goddess of the sea and is the protector of the sailors, fishermen, and people who live along the coast.

longevity bridge and Moon Man

Longevity bridge and Moon Man

Legend says that every time you cross the Longevity Bridge, you will add 3 days to your life.  The Old Man from the Moon – the God of Love & Matrimony is the one in white on the left. I don’t know why he is wrapped up in red plastic ribbon. It was the 2016 New Year celebration of the year of the monkey.

Xiwangmu the bird woman

Xiwangmu the bird woman

I’m guessing these horses are only replicas of the 1405 Ming Dynasty treasures.

Ming Dynasty 1405

Ming Dynasty 1405

Where do you want to go today?

 

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