Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hong Kong from my Memory - Day 2 (10.11.11)

Day 2:

In the morning we sat a train to Foshan, China.

This is during train ride.

So we reached the station in Foshan, China after about 3 hours train ride. And the first impression is that, this place is totally rundown. People hanging outside the station looked very suspicious and the place is dirty and old.

So we took a taxi to this kungfu park in Luocun. It's still in Foshan. The park is quite huge and you can see grandparents walking with their grandchildren. And also every part of the park is a hidden radio so there's a song playing while you hang out or do your kungfu.

There are like stone pictures all around like this:
Every pictures on the wall tells a folklore. But about what I dunno. I can't read chinese.
Dunno what it says. But this dude seems stressed.

This is the coolest part of the park. A statue of Grandmaster Ip Man. Because he was born here.

Our next stop is the Ip Man Tong (Museum?). Its is one of 2 other museum in this huge place. There's a restaurant, temple, toilets, bookstore and a Wong Fei Hung museum inside it.

The entrace to the Ip Man Tong

First sign that greets.

GM Ip Man's original wooden dummy.


There are lots of stuffs to see inside there. Like his I.C., walking stick, pen and even his desk. And there are few original letters written by Bruce Lee himself that can be seen too. His handwriting is quite horrible though.

Walking on the way to the Wong Fei Hung (Huang Fei Hung) museum, we can see old folks gambling in the park just like in China. Oh ya, this is China.

The real Wong Fei Hung. Not as puny and handsome as Jet Li.

His lion head and wooden dummy for his martial art style (Hung Kuen, if not mistaken)

This is Poh Chi Lam. Wong Fei Hung's medicine shop.

Of course, every vacation there is a shitty part. We missed our train back to HK. And in the end have to sit a bus to a subway station. (The drivers there are nuts.). And from the subway to another subway and spend quite a huge amount of money for a new train ticket back to HK.

We left China around 7:15pm and reached only in the hotel around 12am+.


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