An Introduction to Chinese Medicine

An Introduction to
Chinese Medicine

Often labelled as being ahead of its time in the medicinal world, traditional Chinese medicine
encompasses more than just healing ailments and treating the sick. A well-balanced
day out in Hong Kong delivers the philosophy and its ongoing importance.

WHY THIS TOUR?

As much as Hong Kong is geared towards the future, it certainly has not cut all ties with its past. Its unique position as an independent enclave of nearby China, a destination immersed with finding the balance between its traditions and drive as a leading powerhouse for commerce still has a few authentic tricks up its sleeve. For centuries, medicinal wisdom for curing ailments of any kind roamed through the palace walls, practised by highly revered philosophers, scientists and advisors during the country’s dynasties.

Its foundation is all about finding balance between body, mind and soul on one side and the environment on the other. And where else than in happening Hong Kong lies one of the most reputable centres of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Enriching and educational, this full-day tour touch the firm believes and sustainable practices behind one of the world’s oldest medicinal practices.

TRAIL ITINERARY

An Introduction to Chinese Medicine

09:00 - 16:00

The morning starts with a short transfer from your Hong Kong hotel to the Chinese Medicine Museum. A centre of education and study, the curators of this fascinating museum have been lauded for keeping all practices and historical findings surrounding traditional Chinese medicine preserved. Headed by highly respected practitioners, you are guided through the museum to find out why equilibrium between humans and their surroundings are the foundations of living a healthy life. From yin and yang, the forces of nature, and how these ancient methods still find their way in the Hong Kong of today. The morning will be filled with facts and the ethics behind Chinese medicine before we admire some real-life examples in downtown Hong Kong. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Feng Shui (wind and water) plays a crucial role in modern Hong Kong. The principles of finding the right angle, connected with the all-encompassing balance, still prevail in today’s modern society. The afternoon is all about discovering the Feng Shui principles at some of the most iconic streets and regions in Hong Kong. Stops at the Lung Cheung Lookout, Wanchai and Statue Square all showcase examples of this universal principle of balance, good fortune, and bringing good luck. The afternoon ends on a high note at one of the elevated watch points on the Kowloon side with stunning views over Victoria Harbour, Kai Tak and Hong Kong’s highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, before returning to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance on board
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. New Territories, Tai O), Macau, any border crossing with mainland China and Hong Kong’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays and public holidays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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