This tour of Kowloon and the New Territories travels towards the Hong Kong / China border taking in the Wong Tai Sin Temple, the largest Taoist temple in Hong Kong, glimpses of China's Shenzhen special economic zone skyline as well as the well preserved, fortified village of Tsang Tai Uk, which stands today as it did in the early 1800's.
- 4-hour tour of Hong Kong's Kowloon and New Territories
- Discover the interesting and diverse landscape that make up this area
- Marvel at the intricate designs of traditional Chinese temple architecture at Wong Tai Sin Temple
- Navigate through a typical Chinese rural market that sells everything from fresh produce to fancy curios
- Visit the preserved villaged of Tsang Tai Uk and discover the interesting qualities of an old Hakka fortified community
- Hotel pickup and drop-off and air-conditioned transport included
New Territories is a region in Hong Kong, China. The region comprises the area north of the Boundary Street and south of the Sham Chun River (Shenzhen River) which is the border between Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as most of Hong Kong's outlying islands including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau.
This tour of Kowloon and the New Territories commences from Kowloon Peninsula and makes several interesting stops on the way to and from the border with China. Wongtaisin Temple is the largest Taoist temple in Hong Kong and is visited annually by more than 3 million worshippers. No other temple presents visitors with such insight into Chinese religious beliefs and practices.
A typical old-style rural local market to sells fresh produce, daily necessities and electronic equipment. Lok Ma Chau is a good vantage point to glimpse the remarkable skyline of China's Shenzhen special economic zone.
Tsang Tai Uk is near the approach road to the Lion Rock Tunnel is an outstanding example of a fortified village. The name means Tsang's Big House. Built in the 1840s, it is a large, rectangular grey-brick compound with high, thick walls and tall corner towers. Originally designed as the home for a rich quarry-master's clan, the walled village gained its current name when it gave refuge to displaced families after the Second World War.
Reviewed by Malcolm P, Australia, May 2009
Reviewed by Paul L, April 2013
Good and knowledable guide, interesting sites,my teenage children found it all very interesting.
I would highly recommend for those who like asking questions