This half-day Hong Kong tour enables you to absorb the essence of New Territories by seeking the origins of Tang Clan natives, acquiring insights into Hong Kong people's traditional beliefs, getting in touch with the most vibrant local life in Tai Po wet market, and appreciating the traditional residence and architecture art.
In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you for pick-up at the designated hotel, and then take a ride with other group members to explore the heritages and monuments in New Territories of Hong Kong.
The first stop of the tour goes to the Tang Clan Ancestral Hall. Tang people, as one of the great five clans, are regarded as the native Hong Kong people who had migrated from Jiangxi Province of China mainland in the 11th century. To have a better overview about Tang Clan, you get a chance to venture into their ancestral hall that dates back to Yuan dynasty (1271 AD -1368 AD). Ancestral Hall is usually used for worshiping ancestors, celebrating traditional festivals and events of a family clan.
Afterwards, hop on the bus to Tai Fu Tai Mansion House built in 1865 of Qing Dynasty as the residence of Man Chung-luen, a political officer served in feudal court. Diving into this elegant mansion, you would be amazed at the fineness and delicacy of traditional Chinese architecture by a glance at the exquisite murals and carvings on the roofs and doorways. Roaming around, you could discover some western architecture art from the stained glass window and baroque arched porch, which are the best witness to the blending culture of Hong Kong. Then follow your guide to visit Sam Tung UK Museum to capture the oldest Hakka walled residence. With a history of over 200 years, Sam Tung UK houses three rows of village houses encircled by square-shaped walls. Inside the house you could still trace Hakka people’s village life from the exhibits on display including antique furniture, handicrafts and farm tools.
After that, you would be taken to the Tai Po Market to experience the down-to-earth local life. The vibrant market is filled with tables for sea food, vegetables, fruit, etc., with food vendors and drink stalls jammed in between. With a stroll along the bustling lanes, you could discover dazzling dishes and eat like a true local. At last, pay a visit to the centuries-old Man Mo Temple built to enshrine the God of Literature and God of Martial Arts. The temple is a popular site for local people to pray for health, wealth and well-being. The ever-lit incense and prostrating followers would let you uncover another conservative side of Hong Kong people. At the end of the tour, sit back to return to your hotel.
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