Hong Kong “Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music” has been successfully inscribed onto the fourth national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2014. This database strives to preserve the “Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music” appropriately by the modern electronic technology. Through the rich and varied videos, images and word descriptions, the general public can recognize this traditional Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage as well as the Hong Kong Daoist history and culture.
“Quanzhen Temples” is the genus term of the existing Hong Kong Quanzhen Daoist organization. Most of them were established by the Daoist priests from Guangdong since 1920s. The rituals of the Hong Kong Quanzhen Temples inherited from the Quanzhen monasteries in Guangdong region. Since 1950s, the Hong Kong Taoist ritual music was adjusted and transmitted by the eminent ritual masters and gradually developed the local distinguishing features.