Chinese civilization is acknowledged as one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. In the country’s 5,000 years of recorded history, the ancestors of China’s various ethnic groups have laboured and multiplied on this vast, bountiful land. Today in China there are 56 ethnic groups, each has developed its unique culture and contributed to the splendid Chinese civilization. China is inviting the world to come and see its multi-splendid cultures.
Since joining the International Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985, China has 52 UNESCO world heritage sites to date which ranking the second in the world, including The Great Wall in Beijing, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu.
Experience Hong Kong’s Living Culture
Constantly looking to the future while always honouring its past, Hong Kong breathes under the duality of a modern city enhanced by the richness of an ancient society. Visitors to Asia’s world city are invited to experience age-old rituals and time-tested wisdom of the East. Chinese New Year celebrations, arts and film festivals and sports tournaments – to ancient and quirky local festivities, Hong Kong’s year-round calendar of happenings blends East and West, tradition and modernity.