City Adventures – the New Territories Chapter

15 July 2021

The New Territories is filled with natural landscape and home to many underexplored yet historically significant architecture and heritage. This combination makes it an ideal destination for an outing to the countryside. In this issue of the “823 Channel”, we have picked three routes across Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Tai Po, with each accompanied by a map of its local community. Let’s get you ready for a stress-free adventure in the city – a fine choice for summer activities with the kids!

Yuen Long – Bird and Sunset Watching

From Yuen Long, take the light rail and get off at the Shui Pin Wai Stop. Walk about 10 minutes to get to Yuen Long Park. The Aviary Pagoda inside the park is a famous landmark. Bird-lovers can explore this open aviary and observe over 100 birds of various species such as Black Bulbul, Emerald Dove and Peking Robin. This sevenstorey structure, which is red on the exterior with a blue and white staircase, is a check-in hotspot. Visitors can also enjoy a full view of the Yuen Long town from the top level of the pagoda.

The Aviary Pagoda in Yuen Long Park
 
Kai Shan

Following an intimate encounter with nature, you can find plenty of good lunch options at the Long Ping Commercial Centre There, you can go for a short stroll or just rest in the air-conditioned space. Afterwards, climb up Kai Shan for the sunset. There you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nam Sang Wai fishpond and a wide-angle view of the sun setting. Immerse yourself in nature and let it heal your soul.

Original post on Link’s Instagram: Here

Tin Shui Wai map guides you to Link’s Tin Shing Shopping Centre, Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, Kun Ting Study Hall, Hung Shing Temple and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery

Tin Shui Wai – Explore Historical Relics

Any exploration into the history of the New Territories must include the Ping Shan Heritage Trail, which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Follow our community map for a taste of the heritage attractions and old-time village culture.

Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
 
Kun Ting Study Hall

Take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai Station. Replenish your supply at the nearby Tin Shing Shopping Centre before restarting the journey. Walk along the heritage trail and there you will see a series of historical monuments: Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, built during the Ming Dynasty and a declared monument; the Tang Ancestral Hall, a magnificent three-hall structure with two internal courtyards; the Kun Ting Study Hall; and the Hung Shing Temple, which was worshipped by the fishermen. The final stop is the colonial-era building Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, where you can learn about the old Yuen Long village culture, architecture style and worship rituals. In Ping Shan, modern and everyday life is often surrounded by traditional and historical monuments.

Hung Shing Temple
 
Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery

While visiting these monuments, it is important that we treasure our heritage and avoid disturbing the villagers. Before starting your journey, check the Antiquities and Monuments Office website for the monuments’ opening hours.

Original post on Link’s Instagram: Here

Tai Po map guides you to Link’s Kwong Fuk Commercial Centre, Green Hub and The Old District Office North

Tai Po – the Blending of Chinese and Western Architecture

What does Tai Po make you think of? The district itself has a long history, especially for the area around the Tai Po Market. Some sources indicate that written record about Tai Po can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. In the years following the British takeover of the New Territories in 1899, they left many unique architecture and historical footprints all over the district. For example: the Old District Office North, the Green Hub, and the Island House at Yuen Chau Tsai. Built in the early 19th century, these monuments blended the architectural elements of East and West while displaying typical colonial-era style. The Island House at Yuen Chau Tsai has since been designated a declared monument, while The Green Hub conservation project was awarded by UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards in 2016 with honourable mention.

Green Hub
 
The Old District Office North

After touring the area, wrap up your trip with another meal at the Kwong Fuk Commercial Centre. Before starting your journey, make sure to check out the websites of the Island House and Green Hub for the opening hours of their facilities and workshops.

Original post on Link’s Instagram: Here

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