Culture and heritage are what sets

Hong Kong apart from the rest of Asia – indeed the world. With 150

years of colonial history and a largely Chinese population, Hong Kong

is a unique fusion of Western and Eastern cultures where the old and

the new live side by side. Its incense-filled temples, colonial

buildings and glass-and-steel skyscrapers, along with its ancient

traditions and lively festivals, have made Hong Kong a living culture


Cultural Kaleidoscope programme

is an exceptional opportunity to experience Hong Kong's extraordinary

traditions and culture through a series of mostly FREE programmes.

Discover Hong Kong By Rail
Take a train to explore some of the most fascinating areas of Kowloon and the New Territories.



Kong has many ancient Chinese temples spread throughout the territory.

They serve followers of Buddhism and Taoism as well as a number of

deities. The most popular is Tin Hau. There are also a number of

monasteries and nunneries, some in very remote areas.

Declared Monuments

Many fascinating Chinese and colonial

heritage sites still exist in Hong Kong, reflecting more than 5,000

years of Chinese and more than 150 years of British colonial heritage.

The following is a list of important heritage sites that are easily

accessible. Government House is open on special occasions.