Cultural Finds in Hong Kong
Collected by Jacqueline V
Hear the sounds of Cantonese opera in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Lose yourself in the many museums of Asian history, modern art, science, and maritime lore. Or wander through what remains of the famed Kowloon Walled City.
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, which is usually mid-October. Lunar lanterns in shapes of koi fish and dragons are on display, and moon cakes containing lotus seed paste and duck egg yolks are a...
West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
The largest outdoor music and multimedia arts festival in Hong Kong is held annually at the end of November with estimated crowds of up to 20,000 people. The 2013 lineup included Franz Ferdinand, Metric, and Two Door Cinema Club.
Man Mo Temple, 124-126 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
Man Mo Temple was built by wealthy Chinese merchants between 1847 and 1862 as a tribute to the God of Literature (man) and the God of War (mo). Both deities were worshiped by ambitious students eager to succeed in the rigorous civil examinations...
5 Chi Lin Dr, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong
A tranquil oasis in the middle of Hong Kong with exquisite gardens and temples, this was crafted just 14 years ago without the use of nails or any other intrusive metal fastening devices. It is also worth a visit to its vegan cafeteria—the food...
Sha Tin, Hong Kong
It's tricky to find, tucked behind a Chinese cemetery, and a long climb (431 stairs!) to the top. But it's well worth the effort. Despite the name, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, or Man Fat Tsz, isn’t actually a monastery. No monks live on...
Kowloon, Hong Kong
As a lover of all things market, as well as a diver and serious animal lover, I was beyond ecstatic to find out there was a goldfish market in Hong Kong. The market is situated in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong's Kowloon. The market is a series of...
Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is made up of a plethora of local markets full of trinkets and treasures alike, between street stalls and hawker stands; you can negotiate to your heart's content. In fact, you must. Save your HKD for high-end shopping, because they won’...
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