Hong Kong's many traditions live harmoniously amid modern society. Simply wander through the streets and you'll discover the history, people, and vibrant living culture of Asia's World City.
Tai Chi was developed many centuries ago as a martial art that did as much for the mind and soul as for the body. Today, it's one of the favorite ways of keeping fit in Hong Kong. Experience it for yourself. Visit Victoria Park and you'll find masters teaching their students the art of tai chi, surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature.
The ancient Chinese practice of positioning objects and buildings in harmony with nature is called feng shui, and you can see many examples of it around the city. On the south side of Hong Kong Island, you will see a residential building with a large opening that allows the dragons of the mountain to pass through as they make their way down to Repulse Bay.
In Hong Kong, when you sip your tea, you are sipping the distillation of thousands of years of Chinese culture. Take a class in tea appreciation at one of the city's many teahouses and you will be introduced to the many varieties of tea, its proper preparation, and tea-drinking etiquette.
Cantonese opera blends Chines legend, music, and drama into an exciting performance style that is rich in symbolic meaning. Learn more about this unique art form by taking a tree guided tour at Hong Kong Heritage Museum's Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall.