Are you brave enough to experience our darkest tour yet? Come along if you dare, explore the graveyards of Hong Kong and learn about the religions, traditions and stories behind them.
Hong Kong is always considered an international city, with a mix of people that co-exist peacefully. Fve radically different cemeteries in Happy Valley reflect the early development of Hong Kong and the interactions between different races and religions as they encounter death.
Date: 6 Oct 2012 (SAT)
Meet-up Time: 1PM
Meet-up Point: Times Square, Causeway Bay (under the big TV screen)
Duration: 4-5 hours
Location: Happy Valley
What you can expect from the tour:
- Guided tours around several important cemeteries in Happy Valley
- Explanation of the rituals and stories behind each cemetery
- Sharing food at a local restaurant (tea-set)
Includes: Tea-set and insurance
Pax: 15 (max)
Reminder to all participants:
- Respect the peaceful environment of the cemeteries at all times. We will not use a microphone during the tour and we’d really appreciate it if you could be quiet and attentive during the brief introduction at each spot
- Proper clothing: no shorts, flip-flops (slippers), tank tops or shocking colours. For ladies, please prepare a hijab (any stole or scarf for covering your head will do). This is a required gesture of respect in one of the cemeteries we are going to visit
- Please keep the tour details secret
- The focus of the tour is not the core beliefs and histories of different religions, but rather their impact upon and relationship with Hong Kong over the years. We did a lot of background research for this tour by talking with professors, experts and reading a whole load of books, but our tours are all about dialogue, and you are more than welcome to add in some info/correct us! This is especially important when discussing religious issues, as your viewpoints will enhance the tour for us all.