Full-Day Hong Kong Tin Hau Festival with Lunch

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: China, China, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 8 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Celebrate as the local Chinese do on the 23rd day of the third month of the lunar calendar, with an 8-hour group tour to the Tin Hau Festival with lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Held once a year, the festival honors the Chinese patron goddess who is said to protect seafarers, fishermen, and sailors. Experience the incredible sights and sounds of an ancient Chinese festival; see dragon dances, acrobatics, and artfully crafted floats. With your guide, stop at a popular wishing tree and a Tin Hau temple to see a display thought to bring good luck by local villagers.

Tour includes reserved seating at the festival, pickup and drop-off from local Hong Kong and Kowloon hotels, and a local Chinese lunch.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel between 7:30 - 8:15am. Plan to arrive early for your tour, as this is a shared group experience. Begin your day with a visit to Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular with local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it. Then head to Yuen Long Stadium to watch the Tin Hau Festival celebrations (which end at Tin Hau Temple at Tai Shu Ha). From your reserved seating area, watch a colorful procession of dragon dances, lion dances, Chinese acrobats, floats, and performances.

Take part in celebrating the legend of Tian Hau, daughter of a fisherman who was born in China's Fujian Province, and had visions enabling her to predict storms and even save people from drowning. Consequently, fishermen adopted her as their patron saint and Tian Hau temples can be found wherever there are fishing communities in southern China.

Visit Yuen Long, a traditional New Territories market town where fishermen sell their catches and home to one of the biggest Tin Hau celebrations. Head to Tin Hau Temple at Tai Shu Ha, to see a display of elaborate and giant far pau (floral wreaths), which villagers believe will bring good luck and protection.

Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel at approximate 5:30pm.

Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from 100+ hotels in Kowloon area and 60+ hotels in Hong Kong Island
  • English-speaking guide
  • Reserved seating at the Yuen Long Stadium to watch the procession
  • One bottle of water inside the stadium
  • Chinese lunch in local restaurant

Exclusions
  • Vegetarian option for lunch
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This year's Tin Hau Festival falls on Tuesday 8 May 2018.
  • Please provide your hotel name and address upon booking for pickup arrangement, bookings submitted without hotel information will be rejected
  • Pickup is from your hotel lobby, or you will be informed of the nearest pickup hotel to meet with your guide, with a clear map, and pickup time.
  • In the event of tour cancellation due to bad weather, such as a Typhoon Signal 8 or above, or Black Rainstorm Warning, a refund or alternative date will be provided.
  • Vegetarian options are not available for lunch.
Departure Point

Meeting place is the hotel lobby.  Your tour guide will find you by eye contact, or read your name from his/her pickup list.  Pickup takes place from 60+ hotels in Kowloon and 40+ hotels on Hong Kong Island.  If your hotel is not in the pickup list, the local tour operator will send you meet place on google map.


Departure Time

Between 7:30am - 8:15am.

Actual pickup time will be listed in the "Final Confirmation Voucher" offered by the local tour supplier.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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