Hong Kong Tourism Board and Asia Luxe Holidays are offering KCET viewers a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong, Asia's world city. The travel package includes a four-night stay at the centrally- located Hyatt Regency Hong Kong and economy air travel from Los Angeles on Cathay Pacific Airways.
While in Hong Kong the winner and guest will enjoy sightseeing tours of Hong Kong's most renowned sights, including The Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village and Stanley Market. Also included is a day trip to Lantau Island where the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car carries visitors to the remote Po Lin Monastery and its impressive giant Buddha. With plenty of free time to enjoy Hong Kong's famous shopping and amazing epicurean scene, this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation! No donation required. (Official Rules)
HOW TO ENTER:
Are you already a KCET Member? KCET Members save 5% on any Asia Luxe Holiday in 2012! For details, visit asialuxeholidays.com/kcet.
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Standing at 552 metres above sea level, the Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island and a natural signaling post for incoming cargo ships in the nineteenth century. The more privileged early residents, however, found it the perfect retreat from Hong Kong scorching summer heat.
Aberdeen has emerged as one of the most important fishing ports in Hong Kong. Now in Aberdeen, as the catering and tourism industries are on the rise, so is the demand for seafood.
Stanley Market is a street market in Stanley on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market in Hong Kong and has since become a major tourist attraction, well known for its bargains. Many of the stalls or shops in Stanley Market sell Hong Kong souvenirs as well as clothing - particularly silk garments and traditional Chinese dress - toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs, paintings, and Chinese arts and crafts. The market grew out of Chek Chu Tsuen, a village nearby.
Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.The monastery was founded in 1906 by three monks visiting from Jiangsu and was initially known simply as "The Big Hut" (Tai Mao Pung). It was renamed to its present name in 1924. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha - representing his past, present and future lives - as well as many Buddhist scriptures.