Published by 香港 (HK) Sacred Spaces Society,
Looking Up! Photograph by Jean Ng
What a wonderful day Hong Kong Sacred Spaces had on our visit to Tai Fu Tai - 大夫第 Mansion and the surrounding area in San Tin - 新田鄉, Yuen Long - 元朗 near the Lok Ma Chau - 落馬洲 border with Shumchun (cant.) / Shenzhen (zh.). The rain held off long enough for us to have a tour by a friendly local overseer who spent a lot of time with the group patiently explaining the significance of this Hong Kong gem. Part of the theme for the day’s activities was to remember that the focus in Hong Kong towards Hong Kong Island is a very recent phenomenon. In fact, for hundreds of years, it was the market towns along the Northern border between Hong Kong and the Shumchun River - 深圳河 and Deep Bay - 后海灣 that provided the urban environment at what was the extreme southern end of Imperial China.
I encourage everyone who has a few hours to spare to take a trip to San Tin to check out Tai Fu Tai and the surrounding area. It easy. Simply start your adventure at the Yuen Long MTR Station where you can get the KMB Bus 76K from Long Ping Estate to Ching Ho Estate. The bus has a San Tin Stop along the way. You can use the brochure below to navigate the village once you get there. Enjoy and make sure you tell us how you make out!
If you’re interested in other events here at Hong Kong Sacred Spaces please keep an eye out on further events either here or our Meetup Page. See you all at the Hong Kong Sacred Space soon.
Directions to Tung Shan Old Temple Photograph by Jean Sicard
Details of Tung Shan Temple - 東山古廟 Photograph by Jean Ng
More Details of the Tung Shan Temple - 東山古廟 Photograph by Jean Sicard
The Fish - Detail Photograph by Jonathan Ross
Interior Detail of Tai Fu Tai Photograph by Jean Sicard
Cover of Official Brochure