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Unveiling Hong Kong Cultural Gems [BRAND NEW 2024]

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 4 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

* This is an extraordinary tour that immerses you in Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. We unveil 7 intangible cultural assets, 5 historic buildings, 4 tantalizing local delicacies, 3 traditional customs, and the iconic "Ding Ding" trams.

* Discover the hidden gems by visiting iconic 2 temples, and delve into the fascinating history and traditional customs at the Fire Dragon Heritage Centre.

* Savor the nostalgic taste of a herbal tea renowned tea shop. Indulge in Hong Kong-style wonton noodles at a popular eatery and marvel at the oldest street signs that bear witness to the city’s rich heritage.

* Explore the various aspects of intangible cultural heritage by visiting various places. Engage in the traditional custom of “petty person beating” and experience the captivating allure of this ancient culture.

* This is more than just a tour; it's a cultural immersion that allows you to deeply appreciate Hong Kong's exceptional intangible cultural heritage.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tin Hau Temple, 56-58 Temple Street Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong China

Discover the enchanting Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay, a magnificent shrine paying homage to the Empress of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea. Built-in the 18th century by the esteemed Tai clan, this architectural gem captivates visitors with its intricate design.

Managed by the Tai clan for generations, the temple is not only a testament to their devotion but also a repository of historical treasures. Step inside to marvel at the remarkable relics, including a bell that dates back to 1747. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and sacred atmosphere of this revered place of worship.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lin Fa Kung Temple, Lin Fa Kung Street West, Hong Kong China

Step into the enchanting world of Lin Fa Kung, the revered "Temple of Lotus" nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Tai Hang. Recognized as a Declared Monument since 2014, this architectural gem resonates with history and cultural significance.

Dating back to 1863, Lin Fa Kung was erected to honor the divine presence of Kwun Yum, the beloved Goddess of Mercy. Its unique architectural style, a rarity in Hong Kong, showcases the intricate craftsmanship of a bygone era. While the temple has undergone renovations over time, its core structure remains beautifully conserved, transporting visitors to a bygone era.

What makes Lin Fa Kung even more extraordinary is its profound connection to the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, a cherished traditional event. This mesmerizing spectacle, now inscribed on the national list of intangible cultural heritage, weaves together the temple's spiritual energy and the vibrant traditions of the local community.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Tin Hau, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

TAI HANG AREA - Embark on a captivating journey through the historic streets of Tai Hang, where the past seamlessly blends with the present. As you wander, let the stories of this remarkable area unfold before your eyes. Pass by a pre-war tenement building reborn as a Grade III historic building.

Pass By: Tin Hau, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

HONG KONG STYLE TRADITIONAL TEA STALL IRON HOUSE - Pass by an iconic Hong Kong-style traditional tea stall, the family-run establishment has perfected the art of tea-making across three generations. Renowned as one of the "Four Milk Tea Kings in Hong Kong," it has earned a well-deserved reputation for its exceptional brews. Indulge your senses as you savor the legendary stockings of milk tea, a beloved classic that has captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

Stop At: Tin Hau, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

FIRE DRAGON HERITAGE CENTRE - Fire Dragon Heritage Centre was constructed in 1909, the original building was named Hung Shing Yi Hok, meaning ‘Confucius free school for the poor’. It was destroyed during the Second World War and reconstruction on the same site was finished on 20 November 1949. The existing building was assessed as a Grade 3 Historic Building in 2010. Join our knowledgeable tour guide as they unveil the captivating world of the Fire Dragon culture. Discover the rich traditions, stories, and significance behind this mesmerizing spectacle.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

FAMOUS WANTON NODDLE RESTAURANT - Take a ding ding tram to Causeway Bay. After all the walking, it's time to treat your taste buds and give your feet a well-deserved break. Prepare to be enchanted by the irresistible aroma and flavors of the renowned wonton noodles and broth. Bite into these delectable bite-sized dumplings, lovingly filled with succulent shrimp and pork. Nestled alongside a bed of perfectly cooked noodles and bathed in a fragrant chicken broth, each spoonful is a symphony of textures and tastes that will transport you to a gastronomic paradise.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

HISTORIC STREET IN CAUSEWAY BAY - Join our knowledgeable tour guide as they unravel the intriguing history behind the street names and signs that grace the cityscape. As a former British colony, the city's streets boast a delightful mix of names inspired by British places and influential figures.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

TRADITIONAL WEDDING COSTUME SHOP - Our knowledgeable tour guide will tell you an interesting story about the origin of the Cheongsam and Kwan Kwa (wedding costumes with patterns of dragons & phoenixes). The technique of making this traditional chinses wedding costume is titled on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

PETTY WOMEN BEATING - Further down to another area for a taste of living culture - an ancient tradition of "petty person beating" (da siu yan in Cantonese) - a Chinese folk ritual to dispel evil, particularly the kind brought by enemies. This folk custom is not only included in the intangible cultural heritage but also published in the international book "Time Magazine" and is widely known around the world.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

TRADITIONAL HERBAL TEA SHOP - For the last stop, it is time to take a break at a herbal tea shop. Herbal tea has a long history and carries unique folk wisdom and traditional culture. Herbal tea shops can be found everywhere in Hong Kong, and herbal tea has become a staple drink in people’s daily lives.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • A bottle of wonton noodles and a cup of milk tea/ coffee per person for lunch
  • 1 time ride for Hong Kong (Ding Ding) Tram
  • Tour will be conducted by a friendly English speaking licensed tour guide
  • 1 glass of herbal tea
  • No mandatory shopping stops
  • Petty person beathing demonstration
  • Entry/Admission - Causeway Bay

Exclusions
  • Cost of transport or any food / drinks which you choose to buy during your tour.
  • Transportation fees from your hotel to meeting point & back to hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The rest of the time will be for walking around each itinerary.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Tin Hau Station, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Traveler pickup is offered
A professional tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m.


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Causeway Bay, Great George St, East Point, Hong Kong

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours


User's Reviews

Judy_B

19 Apr, 2024

Kenniess was a great guide. The tour was not too strenuous for our age. We had a good insight about life in HongKong and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and her company.

Maggie_F

07 Apr, 2024

Best Walking Guide and Tour Ever! My sister and I highly recommend Ling and her special Unveiling Hong Kong Cultural Gem walking tour to anyone interested in seeing and understanding Hong Kong through the eyes, knowledge and experience of a kind-hearted native. We could not have asked for a better tour guide or a better experience. Ling met us promptly in an easy to find area and packed our day with valuable cultural sites, delicious food and drinks and local customs all explained with her in-depth native knowledge and personable, friendly manner. She was open to any questions and could answer them all—including history! We learned in just a few hours what would have taken us many days to learn and discover, if at all. Ling shared details not found in any guide book. Thank you Ling! Our tour with you was one of the best highlights of our trip!

Davida_G

24 Feb, 2024

A wonderful experience with Kenniess. We would certainly recommend her. She picked us up at the hotel and took us all around Hong Kong. Got to see several temples and hear the stories about the culture of Hong Kong. She was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our conversations. She was extremely patient with my boyfriend who walks with a cane. Wonderful day.

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