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    Default Ngong Ping Tea Gardens Cafe, Lantau, Hong Kong, August 2018


    1. The History
    Can’t find too much on this place but this former café lies on the Ngong Ping fun walk on Lantau island, just a stone’s throw away from the Po Lin Monastery and the even more famous Tian Tan buddha. It was linked with the tea plantation established by Brook Bernacchi, a British lawyer, who relocated to Hong Kong in 1945. More about him and the tea plantation in the next report. The Tea Garden and restaurant appears to have survived until around 2014 before being promptly abandoned.



    2. The Explore
    Relaxed and easy explore on a very humid August day. Was on a visit to Lantau via the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Was a bit up-against-the-clock and would have like to have spent more time at this charming rural location.

    3. The Pictures

    Some nearby out-buildings:

    img9342 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    img9349 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On to the café…

    img9350 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This tarpaulin sign was quite amusing:

    img9351 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Rusty woks:

    img9352 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    …and an even more rusty door:

    img9357 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On to the main café building:

    img9361 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Pretty much left undisturbed on the inside:

    img9372 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ngong Peng 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The outside seating area and its tea information boards:

    img9364 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9375 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    And more rusty woks…

    img9368 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not too sure what this is:

    Ngong Peng 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And a rusty paint tin:

    img9369 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The toilets:

    img9370 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9378 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Again something different. The actual kitchen looks in not bad shape complete with a Buddha, it maybe could be turned into a cafe and souveneir shop. The press-type machine I can only figure out that it could be some sort of a vegetable press. There's a turn wheel at the top. And again those beautiful shaped window frames crop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Again something different. The actual kitchen looks in not bad shape complete with a Buddha, it maybe could be turned into a cafe and souveneir shop. The press-type machine I can only figure out that it could be some sort of a vegetable press. There's a turn wheel at the top. And again those beautiful shaped window frames crop up.
    Cheers Hugh! Think you are probably on the money with vegetable press. Let's hope this place does get reopened in some guise or another.

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    Nice spot for a cup of lapsang, another goodun Hugh, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Nice spot for a cup of lapsang, another goodun Hugh, Thanks
    Cheers mate. Was a nice bonus explore this place...

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    Another fascinating find there Hughie! I like the pic of the old rusty woks
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al View Post
    Another fascinating find there Hughie! I like the pic of the old rusty woks
    Cheers mate. As old Chinese proverb states. "Man with rusty wok gets much iron in diet".
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    Great work Hughie, nice to see more stuff from Hong Kong! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate View Post
    Great work Hughie, nice to see more stuff from Hong Kong! :)
    Cheers man. Soooo much out in HK. Never get bored here...

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    Who painted those window frames? Stevie wonder or a five year old.

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