I was in Hong Kong with my family last month, our first family vacation outside the Philippines. We were supposed to go to Macau on day 1 but then it rained, so we were forced to think of plan B, which became Ocean Park.
A ticket to Ocean Park costs 280 HKD but we saw a tourist booth in one of the MTR stations that sold them for 250 each, so we bought our tickets there.
We rode the MTR to Admiralty Station where we boarded bus 629 to get to Ocean Park.
Our first stop was this huge aquarium place full of giant tanks and hundreds or thousands of sea creatures in all colors, shapes, and sizes.
Then just when I thought we had had our fill of fish, everyone got excited when the man in the scuba diving gear came out to feed the fishes, especially my brother and my dad. What is it with men and animals?
Well I thought that would be the end of that, but it turns out there’s more to see than just aquariums in this particular Ocean Park.
|I was so excited to see this British phone booth|
|Old Hong Kong Streets|
We rode a cable car to get to the other side of the humongous park.
|View of the mountain and cable cars|
|Inside the cable car|
|Cable car souvenir item|
When we got there, there was so much more! There were so many rides. We didn’t ride any, though, because we didn’t have time and there were so many people so the lines were so long and we’re not really fans of rides in the first place. So we just posed for pictures, most of them using my hand-held monopod. Best tourist gadget ever. Get one!
|My brother taking a selfie using my hand-held monopod|
We found a theatre and we were just in time to catch the last show, a dolphin show. There were also seals. The show was narrated in the chinese language so I didn’t understand anything but doesn’t matter because… dolphins!! The dolphins kept on jumping out of the water and they were so cute and beautiful and wonderful that I seriously wanted to cry while watching them. I know, I’m a weirdo, aren’t I? Hihi.
When we left the theatre, there was still so much walking to do. The grounds were so huge that my mom got so tired of walking in her high heeled platform sandals. She hadn’t anticipated all the walking, see. She finally couldn’t take it anymore and took off her shoes, walking barefoot. 😮
That explains her frowns in a lot of our pictures, poor woman. Despite the pain, we did enjoy ourselves, though! This was a great impromptu trip. I’m glad we went here even though I still wanna see the wax museum and Macau someday.
|Bye Ocean Park! We loved you! 😀|