Hong Kong customs, festivals & daily life attractions
Hong Kong in miniature, old-style shops, buildings and lifestyle
These may not be sightseeing sights per
se, and some may just be little things that are interesting to a
Customs, Festivals & Celebrations
- - the biggest festival to the Chinese; January / February. In HK, flower market, parade, & fireworks are now part of the celebrations. more...
- - rice dumplings and dragon boat
racing; usually in May / June. more...
- - moon-cakes and Chinese lanterns
under a full moon; usually in September. more...
- - a different kind of dragon
dance; usually in Aug / Sept. more...
- - though HK is no longer a British colony, Christmas is still celebrated; December. more...
- - weddings in Hong Kong have are a mix of
traditions from east and west; usually on Saturday or Sunday, except if the couple or their parents want to do it on a "lucky day" to
ensure a good marriage or plenty of offsprings.
a time to pay respects to dead ancestors. more...
funerals - hopefully you won't have one here
Kong Tourism Board website for other festivals
- - some have become very touristy, but some are still fairly un-discovered and have retained very much a local feel
- - as a result of the high rental costs in HK, there're these what I would call 'micro malls': cubic foot shops within shops within shopping centers!
- - a local saying goes: 'autumn winds rise
- three snakes fat' more...
Worm veg? - you
decide for yourself exactly what it is! more...
Chicken feet soup - talk
about "reaching from beneath"! more...
Claypot rice - rice
cooked with meat, winter favorite more...
Thousand year egg - blackened
preserved eggs, a local favorite. more...
Pineapple bun - a favorite pastry. more...
- a favorite pastry.
Steamed egg custard - a tasty dessert. more...
- - I don't want to give it away:
you'll have to see it! more...
- - from renovation involving the
outside wall of a 50-story building to erecting a neon sign
hanging over a busy road, bamboo scaffolding is widely used.
Just keep your eyes open and you will see them everywhere. more
- - with
a history of literally thousands of years in China, herbal medicine
and treatment is quite common in Hong Kong. more
- - street-side
shoe repair more
- - even
when you see one, you may not recognize it since many of them
don't display an English name. But there are ways to tell ...
form of opera set in ancient times. more...
- - a
favorite pastime for many. more...
families used to live in these.
Tourists can ride one for free. more
- - in some you are treated like royalty, in
- you might just catch a glimpse of some local movie stars more...