I have seen a few posts regarding spending nine hours in Hong Kong Airport but not many when you arrive at 5.00 am. We have had two day stop overs a couple of times in the distant past but we are thinking of maybe seeing the Big Buddha in our nine hour stop over this time. It appears that the gondola starts at 10.00 am so we are wondering if there is anywhere nice to walk before catching it and whether on a Friday we will have to line up for hours to get on board. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who has filled in some time near the airport from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. By the way we only have a short flight to Guilin and the beginning of a month in China after our stop over. Having already spent nine hours in Hong Hong airport on a previous trip we are keen to get out this time after a ten hour flight from Sydney. We also are keen to keep costs down as this China trip is already depriving our children much of their inheritance.