Hong Kong is rich with culture everywhere you look. From temples to heritage sites, and museums to tea appreciation, it’s definitely worth your while to spend time immersing yourself in the local culture.
Witness Kaleidoscopic costumes, distinctive falsetto singing punctuated by gongs, and intricate gestures rich with symbolism.
This cultural gem contains gold-plated woodcraft dating from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) and a Song Dynasty (960–1279) iron sword. The sculpted dragons adorning the roof are classic Chinese architectural features.
From the gentle aroma of chrysanthemum tea to the more complex flavours of green tea, we use a wide variety of brews for all sorts of reasons.
Many people in Hong Kong believe that good feng shui can attract prosperity and ward off bad luck. You can find feng shui in practice almost everywhere you turn in Hong Kong.
Built in the style of the Tang dynasty, discover this scenic garden meticulously landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares.
Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.
Sitting 34 metres high and facing north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.
The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China.
It’s easy to see that Vietnam has a rich and lengthy history that’s worth exploring. Perhaps this is most evident when looking at the sheer numbers of pagodas, temples, and palaces that are strewn across this beautiful nation.
Trấn Quốc Pagoda, in Hanoi, was originally constructed in the sixth century, which makes it the oldest pagoda in the city, and a must-visit when you’re there.
If you find that you too love pagodas, then you want to make sure you also set eyes on the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady in Huế. It’s seven stories in height, and many residents would say it is the icon of the city, and it’s not hard to see why.
Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, which is actually a Taoist pagoda deemed so beautiful and atmospheric that even Barack Obama paid a visit during his trip to Vietnam in 2016.
Temple of Literature in Hanoi is magnificent. It’s a Confucius temple, which actually hosts the first university that was established in Vietnam way back in the eleventh century.