日本での一年間

July 12, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of History

Filed under: abroad, China, Hong Kong, Trips — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — myyearinjapan @ 5:09 am

If you ever find yourself with nothing to do in Hong Kong on a Wednesday, then you might consider a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History (香港歴史博物館). The museum is free on Wednesdays.  But at $10HKD on other days, you won’t break the bank visiting on a different day of the week. (Just keep in mind that they’re closed on Tuesdays.)

The museum looks at the history of Hong Kong going back to prehistoric times and continuing almost up to the present day. There are exhibits about the different ethnic groups who live/lived in Hong Kong, festivals that take place in Hong Kong and different historical events that have had a big effect on Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Museum of HIstory

A little while ago, I posted pictures from my day trip to Cheung Chau Island and in some of those pictures, people were preparing for the Steamed Bun Festival. The history museum has a model of the “bun mountain” that I photographed, but with fake steamed buns on it.

Bun mountain (包山) model

More from the festival section of the museum.

Festivals! You can see the bun mountains(包山) on the left.

Getting to the modern history part of the museum. Guess what happens in this part.

 

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