Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong
Golden Bauhinia Square is an open square in North Wan Chai District of Hong Kong. In the center of the square is the statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana. The square is just outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and forms part of the park-like setting for the Center. The ceremony of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China was held here in 1979. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Ceremony was held here in July of 1979. There is a daily flag raising at the Golden Bauhinia Square at 8am. The flag raising is well attended by Chinese tourists and locals alike. It is conducted by a special Hong Kong Police Force. What a special ceremony this is! This is considered to be a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is particularly popular for tourists who visit from Mainland China. Tourists worldwide flock to see Golden Bauhinia Square.
In celebration of this 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, China’s Central government gifted the people of Hong Kong with a gilded Bauhinia.The sculpture itself is a gilded flower bauhinia. The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The bauhinia sets on a base of massive red granite. There is a pyramid that holds the bauhinia in place. This is one of the major symbols of Hong Kong and beloved by the people. It is beautiful!
On the second day of New Years, Golden Bauhinia Square will be lit up by fireworks, as this is the major celebration and fireworks show of the year. This well loved symbol of the Hong Kong people has been called the Golden Pak Choi by locals. As a major Hong Kong landmark, Golden Bauhinia Square is visited by many foreign tourists from around the world each year.
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