Hong Kong is an exciting mix of impressive skylines, lush green corridors, vibrant traditions and tempting food. This is your one-stop destination to enjoy a tantalising blend of tradition and modernity. There's a million reasons why one must visit Hong Kong and not a single reason why one shouldn't!
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Experiencing Hong Kong's Living Culture
Hong Kong's rich heritage is a result of various cultures coming together and giving it a unique identity. Its culture is predominantly influenced by Chinese with British, Indians and Jews mixed in. Cantonese speaking population is the majority in Hong Kong and major concepts like 'family solidarity', 'family glory', 'saving face' and 'modesty' carry significant weight in Hong Kong's culture.
Ways to experience Hong Kong's Living Culture
Hong Kong culture was born in a sophisticated fusion of East and West. It not only kept many Chinese traditions, but also experienced a baptism of western culture. Some of the ways to experience this beautiful amalgamation of traditions are:
Chinese Opera: Always intriguing, a truly unforgettable experience, Chinese Opera is the most colourful expression of Chinese art and culture. It evokes the mystery and charm of ancient China, with the help of kaleidoscopic costumes, melodious singing punctuated by gongs and gestures rich with symbolism.
Feng Shui: Literally meaning 'wind and water'. This ancient study of environmental harmony is applied to everything from multi-million dollar skyscrapers to living rooms. Therefore, it is a major part of developing Hong Kong.
Chinese Tea: In Hong Kong, tea is more than just a refreshing drink. This is the drink that has been synonymous with Chinese culture for thousands of years, and also forms a major part of Hong Kong culture. People in Hong Kong use varieties of brews for all sorts of reasons: to quench thirst, aid digestion, as a health drink, and even as an ingredient in many dishes.
Tai Chi: An ancient martial art treasured by Hong Kong’s senior citizens, Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise used to achieve the balance of yin and yang in our bodies. You may stumble upon a solitary participant practicing it in a corner of a crowded street or stand and observe a group practicing their moves in the middle of a city park.
The Dragon Boat Water Parade of Tai O: Three fishermen's associations in west Lantau Island’s tranquil fishing village of Tai O, organise this religious ritual known as 'The Dragon Boat Water Parade of Tai O (or the Tai O Deities Parade)'. It happens on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month and is the best way to experience Hong Kong’s living culture up close. You can also squeeze in a visit to an old stilt house community.
Experience the Modern Hong Kong
Asia's world city, as Hong Kong is popularly recognised, is a destination that caters to all kinds of visitors. Themed attractions, weirdly fascinating architecture, a blooming economy, and even amusement parks contribute to making Hong Kong a favourite amongst vacationers of all types. From enthralling harbour cruises to the fascinating Disneyland, Hong Kong has it all. However, if there is one attraction you can't miss while in Hong Kong, it is the Ngong Ping 360 at Lantau Island.