The 2024 Hong Kong Lotus Festival will be held at the Po Lin Monastery until July 4, during which visitors can view more than 400 lotus varieties and over 6,000 potted water lilies and lotuses placed from the monastery to The Big Buddha and Di Tan Square for free. In addition, there will be a range of lotus-themed events, such as a photography competition, calligraphy workshops, and a floral art exhibition.

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The potted lotuses will be placed in Po Lin Monastery, around the Big Buddha, and at Di Tan Square.

This is the second time the festival is being held, and this year’s edition will have new events, such as a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and demonstrations on how to take pictures of lotus flowers with a mobile phone. There will also be events that focus on health and well-being, such as the ‘Step by Step Lotus Health and Happiness Walk’ and the ‘Lotus Five Senses Healing Exhibition’.

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The festival will include free lotus-themed workshops.

Other lotus-themed activities that will be part of the festival include a photography competition, lotus calligraphy and handmade incense workshops, a floral art exhibition, a Chinese guzheng music performance, ikebana art and hands-on pottery classes, lectures, and more. These events are free, but some workshops and lectures require online registration.

For more details, visit the event website.

2024 Hong Kong Lotus Festival9am-6pm, June 22-July 4, 2024Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

Image credits: Hong Kong Lotus Festival

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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