Hong Kong (photos 1-22) is a Chinese territory located on China’s south coast on the Pearl River Delta. It has a population of about 7 million people and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial capitals and a major business and cultural hub. Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy as a special administrative region in all areas except defence and foreign affairs.

The gay community in Hong Kong is more advanced, organized and vocal than in mainland China.

On Lantau Island is Our Lady of Joy Abbey Monastery (photos 23-31). It is home to a number of Roman Catholic monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, or Trappists. The monastery is famous for producing the Trappist milk (known as Cross Milk) from its dairy (now operated on the mainland).
The guesthose accommodates visitors and retreatants.
(The e-mail for the guestmaster is: ocsohk@netvigator.com)

Also on Lantau Island is the enormous Po Lin Buddhist monastery (photos 32-39).

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