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Hong Kong

The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.During the handover of Hong Kong  from Great Britain, the China's Central Government presented a gilded bauhinia statue which is 6 meters high and the major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid.The statue was placed in the square next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre facing the Wan Chai waterfront. This location is now called Golden Bauhinia Square. Golden Bauhinia Square is a good place to watch Victoria Harbour View and the Symphony of Light Show at night. Every second day of Chinese New Year and National Day of the People's Republic of China, the square has a firework show.

Today the site is hugely popular with Chinese visitors who come to take photos of the Reunification Monument, which bears inscriptions of the calligraphy of President Jiang Zemin who represented China at the Handover Ceremony and to enjoy the pomp and symbolism of the daily Flag-raising Ceremony with beautiful Victoria Harbour as a backdrop.

Note: Please be aware that the flag-raising ceremony may be cancelled at any time due to bad weather conditions. In the case of a cancellation, an announcement will be made through local media channels between 7am and 8am.  

 


 

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