Thursday, 25 March 2010

Hong Kong's Best Kept Secrets

Having visited Hong Kong on multiple occasions, my first visit to the Hong Kong History Museum at Tsim Sha Tsui (Chatham Road) was a revelation. Its detailed and colourful exhibits of Hong Kong history and culture over the centuries made for compelling viewing. It makes Singapore's over-priced History Museum look rather sorry. It is without doubt Hong Kong's best kept secret. Entrance fee: HK$10 (just under S$2). Below are some panoramas taken on my cheapo new Fujifilm camera.

A panorama of HK Chinese culture
(Click on image to enlarge)

Treasures from the Han dynasty.

Victoria Harbour in early 19th century.

A typical HK teahouse and sundry store.

Lei Cheng Uk, a carefully preserved Han tomb
dating c.200 BC, located on Tonkin Road, Cheung Sha Wan.
Another of Hong Kong's best kept secrets.

The tomb is housed within this
unprepossessing looking mound.

The tomb's inner sanctum,
a cross-shaped chamber with high walls.
No human remains were found
when it was unearthed by accident in 1955.

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