Tai Po Historical Tour

Tai Po Historical Tour
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$19.63
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Tai Po, a new town in the New Territories with a rich history. Discover how this town developed from a small market town, then an important colonial political centre, and finally into the bustling new town it is now. This is a 2.5-3 hour walking tour, starting at Tai Po Market MTR station.

Departure from Tai Po Market MTR station, meet up at the 7-11 in between exit A (turn left after passing the turn styles) and exit B (turn right).
Major sites visited (in tour order, not historical chronological order):
- the historical former Tai Po Police Station, the first such station built in the New Territories and instrumental in cementing colonial control over the area.
- Plover Cove Estate: resettlement estate and the start of the development of Tai Po as a new town.
- Tai Po Old Market and the Tin Hau Temple: here is where it all began, back in the 17th century.
- Fu Shin Street: the second stage in the development of Tai Po as a market town.
- Tai Po Railway Museum - the former Tai Po Market KCR station, giving a boost to the market development.
- Tai Po Hui Market (a new, traditional wet market) and Tai Ming Lane Square: modern day Tai Po.
The tour finishes at Tai Po Market MTR station.

Tai Po, a new town in the New Territories with a rich history. Discover how this town developed from a small market town, then an important colonial political centre, and finally into the bustling new town it is now. This is a 2.5-3 hour walking tour, starting at Tai Po Market MTR station.