Saturday, January 1, 2011

Citygate Outlet Shopping and the Big Buddha


Getting There:

MTR: Tung Chung Station (takes 1/2 hour to get there)

Citygate is Hong Kong's outlet shopping mall.  Click on this official link to see the shops and map.  Citygate Outlets


View Citygate and Big Buddha in a larger map

Prices


Nike Shop- Not a huge range of shoes or sizes.  make sure you know your prices. Women's 3/4 running lycras 199HK ($25) $80 in Australia. Zip up sleeveless vest 189HK ($23)  Nike basketball hi Tops 400HK ($50) Over $150 in Australia

Samsonite Shop-Amercian Tourist series, samsonite brand 538HK ($67) Pay over $159 in Australia at bag outlet shop.

Mango(MNG) clothing outlet. Owned by Zara. Tops 70HK ($10)

Pedder Shoes- Beautiful range of high quality brands including their own.  Dr Martens 400HK ($50)

Also high end clothing and handbags at very reasonable prices. 



The haze is air pollution
 Check out their website for all the details. Big Buddha-Ngong Ping

The Crystal Cabin
You go up the escalators to the ticket office. 3 Adults were 507HK ($63) total cost. For some reason our 12 year old was free that day so it ended up being cheaper than the normal car! Not sure why the deal was on, but lucky.  We went on a Monday at 10:30.  Next time I will make sure I get there by 10:00 to queue as it took us over 45 minutes to get on the crystal cable car.  We were told it is much quicker to pay the extra however there are 5 normal cars to one crystal, so I am not sure how much quicker the queue is.  The scenery is beautiful.  make sure you look down after the ocean and see the old family graves far down below.  Also make sure you pay to go to the Po Lin Vegetarian Restaurant.  The food is excellent. 240HK $30 for family of 4.

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