HK History Museum Tour, Gilded Glory: Chaozhou Woodcarving & high tea
  • Date

    2019-02-24

  • Time

    14:30 - 18:00

  • Address

    100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to the Hong Kong Science Museum)

  • Price

    pay as you go

  • Teacher / Host

    No Teacher

Min. number of participants to launch: 4

last day to register: 2019-02-22

Chaozhou woodcarving is a well-known school of woodcarving in China. Displaying distinct regional features, the style was popular across ancient Chaozhou prefecture in Guangdong province. As lacquer and gold foil are often applied to Chaozhou woodcarving, it is also known as "gilt wood". Ingenious openwork carving techniques yield exquisite works of art which underscore the three-dimensional nature of carving, while creating a multi-dimensional space of overlapping layers that is akin to a drawing depicting intricate plot. Meanwhile, the meaningful folk motifs and patterns showcase the traditional lifestyle in Chaoshan region.

Through approximately 120 sets of exhibits from Guangdong Museum, the exhibition will illustrate the practical usage, subject matters and artistic features of Chaozhou woodcarving. The exhibits will include the large openwork crab cage created by Mr Gu Liuxi, an inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage of Chaozhou woodcarving. Other works of woodcarving, under various topics, will also be used to introduce the customs and traditions of the Chaoshan community in Hong Kong.

Following the tour and time spend at the exhibition, we will enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea (@ $300/per person) at the New World Millennium HK Hotel in their Lounge cafe.  A short, 10-minute walk from the History Museum.

Meet at inside the entrance to the HK History Museum, 100 Chatham Road South at 14:30pm.  The English-speaking Guided tour starts at 15:00 for 1-hour.

Following the tour, we will walk over to the New World Millennium HK Hotel to enjoy a high tea set.

Cost for the day:

Entrance into the HK HIstory Museum is $10/per person

Cost for high tea set at the Lounge, HK$300/per person.  The tea set includes:  8-savory and 7-sweet dishes together with coffee, tea or herbal infusion.  Could be enough for an early dinner after the museum tour!  Come join us for some culture then food...

All costs will be paid individually by our guests on the day. 

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