Thursday, 11 December 2008

Kadoorie Farm and Western Monastery

Kadoorie Farm was established in 1951 as an agricultural aid project to help refugees who had flooded into Hong Kong. Today the farm is an education centre with lots of lovely plants and animals. We particularly liked these pigs which were historically used for portering – the Hong Kong equivalent of a yak.

At the farm we could see some of the pollution from China emigrating over the border.

The farm also encourages people to lead an energy efficient lifestyle which we hope our readers will adopt...

After the farm we visited the very impressive Western Monastery. At the monastery two brothers had set up a shrine as a memorial to their mother's hard work in raising them. It was also quite heavy on their own personal glory and the success of their own children.