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Top 6 Cultural Sights in Hong Kong – Entrancing Highlights for the Culture Lover

Hong Kong is an interesting place to visit for business or leisure. In Hong Kong, you will find an array of engrossing cultural sights such as the Wong Tai Sin Temple, Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and more.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Despite its official status as a Taoist place of worship, this magnificent temple contains Confucian and Buddhist texts as well. It is believed that this shrine has the power to answer the prayers of worshippers, and accordingly attracts a host of devotees, particularly at festival times, who engage in prayer. Many people also visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple to have their fortunes told. Even those who do not share these religious beliefs will find that this temple is worth a visit because of its cultural importance and distinctive architecture.

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Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha which are situated on Lantau Island are considered to rank amongst Hong Kong's most renowned attractions. You will find that the Big Buddha presents a stunning sight framed by mountains as well as the sea. This immense Buddha figure which is made of bronze stands 34 m in height, making it the biggest such statue on the globe. Visitors will find that the Po Lin Monastery is also an attraction in its own right, boasting many interesting features.

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum

You will find that this enthralling museum which is sure to capture the imagination of culture lovers is a pleasant respite from the hectic activity of the bustling city. At this museum, you will have the opportunity to look through fascinating artefacts dating from the early part of Hong Kong's history. Visitors will see that this museum contains as many as six galleries exhibiting displays that depict Hong Kong's history, arts and culture. Make it a point to visit the entrancing hall that is devoted to Cantonese opera.

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Lam Tsuen

Another fascinating cultural attraction in Hong Kong is Lam Tsuen, where you will see a couple of lofty banyan trees that are the focal point of a community consisting of a number of villages which have existed for centuries. The local tradition in times past was for people to tie pieces of paper on which their wishes were written onto oranges, after which these were thrown onto the trees' branches. Although this good luck tradition has been halted to safeguard the trees, you may still admire their picturesque beauty.

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Wanchai Livelihood Museum

If you visit Wan Chai you are sure to notice the eye-catching Blue House (also known as Hong Kong House of Stories), which is a historically significant 1920s tenement type building that is named after its conspicuous blue exterior. In addition to being a nicely preserved specimen of architecture, this building houses the initial livelihood museum to have been established in Hong Kong. As you experience the cultural attractions in Hong Kong a choice of accommodation to consider from which this museum could be conveniently visited would be Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong.

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Tsz Wan Court

Despite the fact that this temple is not particularly renowned, it is sure to capture the imagination of those who appreciate interesting religious attractions. If you visit this intriguing place of worship you will undoubtedly gain an understanding of the mythology of China; there's an array of murals and realistic sculptures depicting characters from mythology located throughout the temple. You will notice various deities found in Chinese folklore in addition to a host of demons and other vivid depictions of hell as described in the Taoist tradition.

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