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    A Not-So-Ugly Duk Ling: Free Ride Chinese Junk in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour

    The Duk Ling, a genuine Chinese junk still operating in Victoria Harbour like the vessels that used to cross the harbour 150 years ago.

    Looking for a cheap Hong Kong tour? The best and cheapest tour of Hong Kong is absolutely free. You can board the Duk Ling and sail into Hong Kong's scenic harbour for a 360 degree view of the city's picturesque skyline.

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    Duk Ling Chinese junk near the iconic Star Ferry

    Tutubi wasn't able to get a free ride, again, due to memory gap. Only got to take pictures of the not-so-ugly Duk Ling at Central Pier before the Victoria Harbour Cruise (Click on the link to view pictures of the harbour tour)

    Two piers to choose from:
    Pier 1: Kowloon Public pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    (accessible from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit E)
    every Thursday 2pm and 4pm and Saturday 10am and 12nn

    Pier 2 Queen's Pier Central, Hong Kong
    (accessible from Central MTR Exit K)

    Cost: FREE! nothing's cheaper than a free tour :)

    Register in advance through HKTB: +852 2508 1234


    posted by GingGoy @ 10:44 PM,


    At Sep 20, 2007, 11:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've always been fascinated with the Chinese junk. Too bad you couldn't get on board, diba?

    At Sep 21, 2007, 2:30:00 AM, Blogger punkiliciousss said...

    what is a chinese junk??? teehee! but it looks totally cool!

    At Sep 21, 2007, 8:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wow, that looks nice! sayang di ka nakasakay. me next time naman kahit paano =)

    At Sep 21, 2007, 10:56:00 AM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    Wow. That's beautiful. If only we have one like that in our Manila harbor. I'd love to ride such...

    Sayang di ka nakasakay, ano?

    At Sep 21, 2007, 3:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, that's amazing! I can't believe it's still floating. Junk is quite an apt name for it. :)

    At Sep 22, 2007, 9:20:00 PM, Blogger Abaniko said...

    Weird because I've never seen a Duk Ling when I was in Hongkong. Have you tried riding in it?

    At Sep 24, 2007, 3:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    kyels, yeah. wasn't able to because of simple forgetfulness to book :(

    punkiliciousss, a chinese junk is a chinese sailing ship (ship with sails)

    carlotta, there's a next time. it's just hong near :)

    dodong, there's a manila sunset cruise there at manila bay. the ship is anchored near remedios circle. trips start around 5pm daily.

    toe, hehe junk is the term used to refer to ships with sails

    abaniko, nope. wasn't able to ride. rode the star ferry instead.

    At Dec 14, 2008, 9:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    that's really cool and since i will be in HK in less than two weeks I look up to the tourist board website to book it. this is the link and although is not free it comes at very little only HK$50

    At Dec 14, 2008, 9:51:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    marta, so it's no longer free. but at HK$50 is still a steal for such an authentic thing. thanks


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