To visit Hong Kong is to discover a unique culture that blends traditional customs and modern ideals; here’s a quick glimpse into some of its fascinating aspects.
Cultural Melting Pot
What makes Hong Kong so distinct is the fusion of diverse cultures that has left its mark on contemporary society; this includes the traditions and practices of Han Cantonese ethnic culture as well as those of Mainland China along with western and colonial influences, notably the British who ruled here for over 150 years.
Art in Hong Kong
This fusion of cultures can be witnessed in local art through the ages as artists looked to keep to their Chinese roots while also exploring new themes and innovations from the west. To view such artworks, head to the Hong Kong Museum of Art near Park Hotel Hong Kong, featuring both traditional and modern creations.
Religions in Hong Kong
Because local society features different ethnic groups, it’s not surprising there are varying religious beliefs; these include Chinese folk religions, Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity. When staying at 4-star hotels in Hong Kong, look to visit key religious sites like the Man Mo Temple and the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
Cuisine in Hong Kong
Hong Kong cuisine is an enjoyable part of cultural discovery! Diversity can also be found in the local dishes on offer with Chinese and western influences. When here, look to experience ‘yum cha’, a traditional brunch with dim sum and Chinese tea as well as wonton noodles, char siu (BBQ pork) and pineapple buns.