Jun 07

Hong Kong Guide : A “Hiss-terical” Moment

We have plenty of fun during our walks. Sometimes, our guests get adventurous! Here’s a sneak peek into what went on during one of our Hong Kong walking tours.

Thank you, Michelle, Bryndis and Laura.  With special appearance by… THE snake.

Did you know…

One of the earliest recorded use of snakes in Chinese medicine was the application of sloughed snake skin, described in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (ca. 100 A.D.)? It was applied in the treatment of superficial diseases, including skin eruptions and eye infections or opacities.

We have a special health drink in Hong Kong – snake bile mixed with rice wine. It is used for cough, rheumatic pain, high fever and gum bleeding. (Well, just to name a few.)

Want to know more about the medicinal uses of snake? Come join us for a walking tour in Hong Kong!

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