Located in a picturesque spot in Sha Tin next to the Shing Mun River, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a government-managed museum dedicated to art, history and culture, and has been in operation since 2000. The museum — Hong Kong’s largest, comfortably accommodating up to 6,000 visitors at a time — is home to five permanent exhibitions as well as a cafe, museum shop, and various temporary exhibitions. It also features a spacious theater for performances and talks. Not to be missed is the museum’s expansive collection of objects related to Cantonese opera. The building’s architecture is also of note, being fashioned after the traditional Chinese si he yuan, a type of residence that comprises a collection of houses surrounding a courtyard.