HONG KONG

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Thailand -

Hong Kong’s fes­ti­vals re­veal a ter­ri­tory built on vil­lages and is­lands that still hold to their tra­di­tions. Many are rooted in old fish­ing com­mu­ni­ties, such as the ec­cen­tric Bun Fes­ti­val on Che­ung Chau is­land, which hon­ours the god of the fish­er­folk and ends in a scram­ble up a tower of buns. Or ex­plore the tem­ples of the sea gods Tin Hau and Tam Kung on their re­spec­tive birth­day fes­ti­vals to see pa­rades and per­form­ers light­ing up the city streets. But per­haps the most dramatic cel­e­bra­tion is found in the Tai Hang area, when Mid-au­tumn Fes­ti­val sees a 67m-long dragon snake out of Lin Fa tem­ple for a 230-year-old tra­di­tion that has sur­vived the ever-chang­ing world around it. www.dis­cov­er­hongkong.com

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