The well-known Sung Dynasty Village in Hong Kong is an accurate reproduction of a Chinese village during the reign of the Sung monarchs. This venue which was opened to the public in 1979 has consolidated its reputation as a popular visitor attraction. The idyllic village with its classical elegance and tranquil laidback ambience contrasts sharply with the cosmopolitan energy of most parts of Hong Kong.
Interestingly the entire village is based on the renowned scroll artwork ‘Spring Festival on the River’ by Cheung Chak Tuen, a reputed Sung era artist. This 20 ft scroll depicts the sights of the era including costumes, taverns, shops and other features of day-to-day life in the time period; all of these features have been faithfully reproduced in this amazing historical attraction. Here you will be entertained and amused as you immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the period. Visitors will see that all the architecture, foods and even the customs of the era have been painstakingly replicated.
Visitors will be mesmerized by the Sung flags, wooden bridges, triumphal arches, stone lions and other features. Master acrobats and clowns perform their routines for the amusement of visitors. The paintings, sculpture and drawings always captivate the visitor, as does the dance and music of the period. You will also get the opportunity to observe a typical wedding ceremony with its rites and rituals.
Sung culinary arts are an attraction in themselves and the visitor will be able to savour some delightful delicacies of the period. In the marketplace you will be able to shop for exotic goods like silk, handicrafts, incense and special candles.
Another splendid attraction is the Rich Man’s Manor, where you will be able to sample the lifestyle of the wealthy and powerful. Your visit to the village would not be complete without dropping in at the local temple, where you can have your fortune told amidst the smell of incense. With so much to see and do at the village your visit will never be dull.
Astute travellers who would like to stay at a 4 star hotel Hong Kong will find a convenient rest in the Cosmo Hotel. This fine Hong Kong boutique hotel offers well-appointed accommodations and gracious hospitality.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+