Yantai Exhibition Marks 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China

July 3, 2024 by No Comments

HONG KONG, July 03, 2024 — On June 29, the celebration of the 27th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, organized by the Hong Kong Celebrations Association, was launched at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. As a key part of this event, the Yantai exhibition themed “Enchanted Coast, Discover Yantai” was unveiled at the park with a focus on the myth of the “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea” and highlighting Yantai’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Presented by the Information Office of Yantai Municipal People’s Government, the exhibition featured a large scroll at its center, depicting the legend of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea. Vivid illustrations of the eight immortals, including Chan Kaolao, Lyu Dongbin, Ho Hsien-ku, Lan Ts’ai-ho, and Iron Crutch Li, brought the story to life. Visitors could walk through the scroll, learning about the tales of the Eight Immortals and immersing themselves in the cultural legacy of these classic legends.

The legend of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea has deeply influenced Chinese culture, inspiring numerous folk cultural and artistic works and gaining international recognition. It was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2008.

The exhibition also showcased prominent Yantai landmarks such as Three Immortals Mountain, Chang Island, and Penglai Pavilion. Interactive elements, such as stamping at these locations, actively engaged Hong Kong residents, enhancing the enjoyment and interactivity of their visit.    

Source: Information Office of Yantai Municipal People’s Government

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