Turning 7 - The Hong Kong Trip Part 3 (Noah's Ark)
On the 4th day of our Hong Kong (HK) trip, we went to Noah's Ark. It was a trip we never regretted going. I am quite sure AJ has gotten a deeper understanding on the book of Genesis in the Bible.
I googled & found out that Noah's Ark is built by some super duper wealthy Christian businessmen. They built this Ark according to the dimensions stated in the Bible, so this is a life-size ark!
Before we reached the Ark, we had to cross this bridge called Tsing Ma Bridge. This is an iconic Hong Kong landmark as the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge is the world's longest spanning suspension bridge carrying both road and rail traffic.
|Tsing Ma Bridge|
Noah's Ark theme park sits along this beach called Tung Wan Beach. The beach offers a superb view of Tsing Ma Bridge. We were immediately welcomed by the peace & tranquillity here, a nice breakaway from the bustling city & the noisy theme parks. There is a huge condo development along the coastline. I secretly envy the residents there.
|Starting of the Ark adventure|
|The Ark sits directly underneath the end of Tsing Ma Bridge|
The place is huge, you could easily spend a full day there. Their website offers fairly good advice on how to plan your trip. We followed their recommendation for 'Happy Families' quite closely.
So we took a stroll at the Ark Garden, explored a little at the Treasure House, did a DIY cupcake at the Ark Life Education House, went to the Ark Expo to see the exhibitions & watch the 3 shows, enjoyed a guided tour at the Special Ark Exhibition where we were entertained by its multimedia presentations, rare artifacts & Victorian bibles from around the world, & lastly, went to the Solar Tower to view the Sun's surface activity in real time through the Solar Tower’s professional vacuum solar telescope.
We did not have the time to venture into Ma Wan Park Nature Garden across the street, which was a pity. But I can confidently say, if we were to go to HK again, we will definitely visit Noah's Ark again!
Here's a video I captured on how the people in Noah's Ark think the Ark was constructed. I do not agree fully though, but I have included here because I find that it is quite educational. I have disabled the volume because the background was quite noisy. Nonetheless, you could read the subtitles.
There are various ways to get there. You can follow the direction stated in the website here. We took a train to Tsing Yi station then took a bus (bus no. 330) from Tsing Yi bus station (same building as the train station) to Noah's Ark. We told the driver we were going to '挪亚方舟' & requested him to remind us to alight at our destination. The bus ride was under 10mins. Once you have passed Tsing Ma Bridge, be ready to alight. The bus will stop at the condo development I mentioned above. Noah's Ark is along the coastline, visibly from the bus stop.
(1) Noah's Ark is located in an island called Ma Wan Island. Ma Wan Island is very near Disneyland, which is at Lantau Island;
(2) There is a resort in Noah's Ark which you could stay if you are planning to go Noah's Ark & Disneyland consecutively since they are so near each other;
(3) Noah's Ark suits believers more, in my opinion. Non-believers may find this theme park a fairytale-like theme park.
Click the link to view our Hong Kong trip on:
(1) Disneyland & Ocean Park
(2) Space Museum & Avenue of Stars