With its far sighted thinking and innovative ventures to capture the hearts of tourists and locals alike, various heritage trails have been designed by the government of Hong Kong. Heritage Trails are set through villages and towns that have played prominent roles in the country’s historical milestones and the intention is to encourage the youth to appreciate history, educate them about it and relate the glories of the past to the world.
People usually clamour for good deals, bargains and exciting shopping with a quick stopover at a museum to learn about the country’s arts, crafts and culture when they visit Hong Kong. The itineraries set out in the trails usually lead the tourist through a string of localities that would otherwise be missed easily. The first of its kind was launched about two decades ago and is referred to as the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the district of Yuen Long. The path winds its way past pagodas, temples, a walled village and culminates at the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery, where a collection of memorabilia and artefacts can be found.
Pervading through the western and central districts is the Dr Sun Yat – sen Historical Trail which kicks off at the museum that the trail is named after and wraps up at the University of Hong Kong. The scenic track with a span of five kilometres named Tai Tam Waterworks lives up to its name and presents some gorgeously blue bodies of water to the trekkers. The bridges over backwaters and reservoirs are sturdy structures that prove the pre-eminence of local engineers even some hundreds of years ago.
This is one of the most unusual, but educational and intriguing ways to immerse yourself in the past of a country. Stay at a Hong Kong hotel and dedicate a day or two to these historical expeditions to explore an unseen angle of the country. Those who have previously stayed in Hotels Suites Hong Kong will vouch for the superior service offered. Langham Place Mongkok Hong Kong is one of the finely crafted hotels in the area that satiate the all types of guests, offering a truly memorable stay in this enchanting city that provides travellers with exciting adventures and excursions.