Sightseeing in Hong Kong SAR
Tourism and Culture
Different Forms of Tourism
- -The City hall.
The Cantonese Opera is one of the major Chinese opera categories originating from the Cantonese culture of Southern China. The Art bears a national identity which came with the first wave of immigrants from Shanghai in the 1950s theaters.Sunbeam is one of the most traditional places.
Several festivals and exhibitions take place during the year. There is a very large variety of museums which explore different themes. The most popular is the Hong Kong History Museum which provides an excellent glimpse of the fascinating history of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is not just made up of ‘skyscrapers’, it is interesting to go to the countryside (more than 70% of Hong Kong), including the marine parks.
Listen to try pleasing ballads at the Victoria peak, thehighest point of Hong-Kong, go to the Lantau and Lamma islands and in the New Territories (Saikung peninsula).
- Buddhism and Taoism have a very high number of followers and there are more than 600 temples in Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong has a long coastline abundant with beaches. A good number of among them are covered by mountains, since Hong Kong is a mountainous place. As a result, waves are quite small. Consult the list of beaches on Leisure and Culture Service Department.
- Outdoor Activities
- Rambling, Diving, Hiking, Mountain Bike, Bowling greens, Golf. Website of the Leisure and Culture Service Department presents different outdoor activities.
- Hong Kong is identified by its materialistic culture and high level of consumerism. Low range to more luxurious stores are the privileged places for shopping, for example Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay.
|Top Highlights of the Capital City|
|Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple|
|Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre|
|Hong Kong Heritage Museum|
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Tsing Ma suspension bridge|
|Castle Peak / Ching Chung Koon|
|Big Wave Bay|
|The Monastery of 1000 Buddhas (Sha Tin)|
Individual and Civic Freedoms
- Political Freedom
- Quite broad-based and improving.
- Civil Liberty
- Freedom of the Press
Inspite of cases of intimidation, the media in Hong Kong is widely considered as among the most free in East Asia.
International media orgnisations operate freely in Hong Kong and foreign journalists do not require official identification for working. In 2005, Reporters sans frontiers has ranked Hong Kong as 34 out of 167 countries for freedom of expression.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 48/175
Evolution: 3 places up compared to 2008
- For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
- Free Access to the Internet
- There is no restriction for Internet access.
- Freedom of Assembly
- The constitution also guarantees freedom of assembly and association, and the government has never prevented a demonstration. Only a warning is given before the demontration.
- Rule of Law
- Police is not corrupt. Follow the rule of the law.
- Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
- The citizens are treated equally in the eyes of the law, although the large foreign domestic worker population of Hong Kong remains vulnerable to discrimination.
- Degree of Freedom
- Religous freedom is total and the government generally follows this arrangement in practice.
- The majority of the population is Buddhist. Confucianism and Taoism are also widely practiced. You can often find the three religions in the same temple. There is minority of Christians (660,000), Muslims (90,000), Hindus (40,000), Sikhs (8,000), Jews and Zorastrians.
- Role of Religion in Society
- The teachings of Confucius describe the position of the individual in the society. Confucianism highlights duty, loyalty, honor, filial devotion, respect for age and seniority and sincerity. These characteristics are followed by the Hong Kong Chinese in their reporting relationships. Although not always evident to the casual observer, there are strict rules regarding suitable behaviour and for the way in which people should act in order to respect the hierarchy..
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