You will not find anywhere, a perfect mix of tradition, culture and modernity except in Hong Kong. The perfectly maintained temples and villages give an insight on the old Chinese culture. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the best of both worlds. Read on to find out Top 4 cultural sites in Hong Kong.
Po Lin monastery
This magnificent monastery sits on the Peak of Muyu Mountain and is home to the Biggest Buddha statue in the world. A majestic bronze Buddha and gardens are covered in the atmosphere of quiet prayers. This place is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city. It is a very renowned tourist destination in Honk Kong.
Temple street night market
Named after the famous Tin Hau Temple, the temple street night market is all set by the time sun goes down. The temple is situated in the centre of main drag and the atmosphere at night truly gives you an insight into the Chinese culture. The night market is in Yau Ma Tei, Jordan part of the street. You will find plenty of cheap and value for money items that are unique to this part of the world. You will find this place particularly crowded during dusk with locals and tourists shopping around. You can enjoy some very popular cuisines in great open air restaurants located in the market itself after you are done with shopping.
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Now if you really want to get some insight on the cultural aspects of this region then this one is a must visit. This main museum of Hong Kong opened its doors in 1962 and houses important works of revered artists. The exhibitions change periodically and displays about 15,000 objects including calligraphy, sculptures, paintings and some important Chinese antiques. The works include contributions from local artists and also from around the world.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
This iconic Buddhist temple is located in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Enjoy a very picturesque and challenging trail to climb up to the monastery and you shall be rewarded with an exceptional experience. You will see more than ten thousand Buddas of variable sizes both inside and outside the temple. The ambience of the place is really breath taking and a hike to this place is worth it. You won’t have to pay any admission fees and can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant located here on the top.