The Hong Kong Palace Museum officially opened to the public, featuring imperial life and promoting Chinese culture.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum officially opened to the public, featuring imperial life and promoting Chinese culture.

On Sunday, the Hong Kong Palace Museum opened its doors to the public. It features more than 900 priceless cultural artifacts from Beijing, including 166 first-class national cultural artifacts, to educate audiences about the rich history and distinctive culture of China.

Typhoon Chaba caused the museum’s opening to be postponed from Saturday.

According to reports, more than 100,000 tickets have reportedly been bought or sold on various ticketing websites. In addition, every free session on Wednesday in July has been taken advantage of, which equates to nearly 11,000 complimentary tickets.

There are 914 pieces of art and artifacts on display at the museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, but 166 of them are first-class cultural relics designated as national treasures out of the 914 objects that were borrowed from the Beijing Palace Museum. Since the Palace Museum was founded in 1925, this is the largest loan it has made to a different organization.

Ceramics such as an incredibly rare Ru kiln brush washer from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and an imperial jade seal used by emperors during the Qing Dynasty are also considered national treasures (1644-1911).

The exhibit includes well-known works of art, such as the painting Rhapsody on the Luohe River Goddess by artist Gu Kaizhi of the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and Autumn Colors amid Rivers and Mountains by Zhao Boju of the Song Dynasty, according to a display list that the Global Times was able to get (960-1279).

The HK$3.5 billion ($446 million) project’s construction started in March 2019 and was completed in December 2021.

On social media, a lot of Hong Kong citizens shared their enthusiasm for the museum’s opening. On Sunday, four locals came to the museum dressed in traditional Han garb and expressed their desire to commemorate the venue’s opening in a unique way. Some people were seen viewing the museum while dressed in traditional Chinese attire.

Text: OneCircleOFW Editorial

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