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We were at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence back on December 3 for a plaque unveiling. Today we are here to tour the museum.

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is impressive. It has many interesting displays, but I was much more interested in the site itself and the amazing views from the perimeter. So, I spent the bulk of my time taking in the views from the site.

The entry to the museum is at the base of that square tower, which is also the elevator to get to the upper levels of the museum.

We went straight to the top floor where we were greeted with amazing views of the surrounding area. Here are a couple panoramic pictures showing the views to the West of the museum.

That's Kowloon across the water in the right of the picture.

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This one is a full 360 degree panoramic shot taken a bit lower down than the on above from the area in the bottom right corner of the above picture.


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These are close ups of that hill to the left of center of the above picture. They were taken from the extreme south west corner of the museum.

Sai Wan Cemetery just over that hill.

Here is a panoramic picture to show the view North East of the museum.

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Here is a close up of the small community on far shore in the center of the above picture. Obtained using my digital camera together with my binoculars.

This is Bernard with the small community on far shore in the background. Tomorrow afternoon Bernard and I set out on an adventure to visit that community.

Above photo courtesy of Bernard LeBlanc.

Here is a close up of the ruins on far shore just to the right of the small community. Obtained using my digital camera together with my binoculars.

The following pictures show what the perimeter of the museum looks like.

I spent most of the time we had at the museum taking in the scenery that is visible from its perimeter, so I didn't take any pictures inside. But, here's a few from Justin.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Mondor.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Mondor.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Mondor.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Mondor.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Mondor.

Our bus waiting to take us back to the hotel.

We returned from the Museum around 5pm and I spent most of the time until our final Group dinner at 7pm on my laptop. Being the only one with a laptop here that is able to read memory cards from digital cameras. I am collecting photos from all those with digital cameras so that we can create a trip CD. I also helped folks backup there pictures on CDs so they can make room for more pictures, helped one guy send a few pictures to his family, and prepared a brief slide show of pictures which we watched during our Group dinner.

Dinner tonight was in a Chinese restaurant near our hotel and it was another very good meal - proving that our first meal was an anomaly.