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Originally meaning “giant step”, as legend has it that Tai Po was once a place with forest and animals that pose a danger to public safety. It was named so to bring good luck and dispel misfortunes. As Hong Kong developed to become a prominent trading port, it was renamed as “Tai Po (Po that means harbor in Chinese character)”. Nowadays, Tai Po has become one of the new towns of New Territories East. This featured route will begin from Tai Po Waterfront Park and end at Hong Kong Railway Museum.

(Last updated: 24/8/2018)

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Bus

Origin<-->Destination

下車站Hop off at

 

Kowloon Motor Bus

271

(Canton Road)

Tsim Sha Tsui← →Fu Heng Terminus

Fu Shin Estate/Yee Nga Court

71K

 Tai Wo Bus Terminus← →Tai Po Market Station

75X

Kowloon City Pier← →Fu Shin Terminus

Fu Shin← →Terminus

 

72A

Tai Wai Station← →Tai Po Industrial Estate

← →

Tai Po Industrial Estate

* The above routes are low-floor bus

Tai Po Waterfront Park

As you hop off from the bus at Fu Shin Estate, cross Yuen Shin Road and you will arrive at Tai Po Waterfront Park. The park spans over an area of 22 hectares and costs more than HK$200 million in construction. It is the largest park of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Standing in the center of the park is Spiral Lookout Tower, located where the British troops landed when the British took over the New Territories back then. It is the commemoration of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. Wheelchair visitors in wheelchairs can easily access to the top of the tower through the ramp, where you can have enjoy the view of whole park as well as the magnificent view of Pat Sin Leng and Ma On Shan.

Apart from Spiral Lookout Tower, there are varieties of outdoor and indoor facilities such as seaside promenade, viewing terrace, amphitheatre, bowling greens, jogging track, insect house, conservation corner, western garden and model boat pool. 

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Recommendation Index: star star star star   

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 1-2hours 

       
Address: Dai Fat Street, Tai Po


 

Tai Po Mega Mall

To get to Tai Po Mega Mall from the Waterfront Park, head along Tai Wo Road, after going through the tunnel, turn into On Pong Road and you will arrive the entrance of Zone B of Tai Po Mega Mall. Wheelchair users can take the elevator at Zone B to all levels. Tai Po Mega Mall is the largest shopping center in Tai Po District. Divided into Zone A to E, the mall has many restaurants, clothing chains and department stores. One thing to keep in mind is that inside the tunnel from the Waterfront Park to Tai Po Mega Mall, pedestrian pavement and cycling pavement are separated by stone curb.

 

Address:8-10 On Pong Road, Tai Po


Hong Kong Railway Museum

Hong Kong Railway Museum

After visiting the Mega Mall, head along Po Heung Street and cross Lam Tsuen Riverturn into Po Yick Street and make another turn at Tsin Yuen Street. Once you arrived at On Fu Street, ascend from the left, and you will see the ramp entrance of Hong Kong Railway Museum at the end of the street, while the staircase is located at Shung Tak Street.

Hong Kong Railway Museum is housed in the former Tai Po Market Railway Station. Erected in 1913, it used to be an important station of Kowloon-Canton Railway. After the introduction of modernization train during the 1980s by Kowloon-Canton Railway, the station was replaced by New Tai Po Market Station in 1983. The old station was shut down at the same year. It was declared a monument, the site together with the buildings and relevant exhibits were refurbished and transformed in a museum. There are six carriages on the tracks, one pump trolley and a diesel-engine railcar are open to the public. Tools, train models, historical descriptions and signal systems are also on display for train enthusiasts.

 

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Barrier Free Index: star star   
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Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 1-2hours 

       
Address: 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong

 

Green Hub (former Tai Po Police Department

Green Hub (former Tai Po Police Department)

Built in 1899, Green Hub is housed in former Tai Po Police Station and listed as Grad 1 Historic Building. The historical architecture complex of the old police department was refurbished under the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” in 2010 to demonstrate sustainable ways of living.

There are Heritage Display and Trail in Green Hub. The exhibition allows visitors to have a better understanding of the architectural integrity and history of the Old Tai Po Police Station. The Heritage Trail allows visitors to connect the significant historical, architectural and ecological features of the historical building. Visitors can also enjoy the healthy cuisine made with local ingredients at the low-carbon restaurant Eat Well Canteen after a heritage and architectural tour.

 

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Barrier Free Index: star star star   
Recommendation Index: star star star   

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 1hour 

       
Address: 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

 

Tip:

Advance online booking is recommended as the site capacity is limited. (Group visits with more than 5 people require advance booking).

 

Comment

Green Hub is generally a wheelchair-friendly place except for some exhibition areas such as retention cell have door sills and which wheelchairs users can only take a look from the entrance.

 

The best way of visiting Green Hub is by MTR. Hop off at Tai Po Station and exit through Exit A2, cross the on the right, head upwards along Wan Tau Kok Playground and arrive Green Hub through Wan Tau Kok Lane. Wheelchair users can head straight after exiting Exit A2, turn right on Nam Wan Road, and turn into Wan Tau Kok Lane through the ramp at Wan Tau Kok Road Sitting-out Area, then you will arrive Green Hub. Either way, wheelchair users need to cross long and big ramps, which may require others assistance.

 

There is no visitor parking space at Green Hub. There is just one parking space for disabilities which requires advance booking.

 

Getting here

  • MTR

 Tai Po Market Station Exit A2

Tai Po Waterfront Park Information

Opening hours:

 Tai Po Waterfront Park

24 hours

 

Spiral Lookout Tower

7:00am-7:00pm

 

Insect House

8:00am-7:00pm

Opening hours of Hong Kong Railway Museum

Opening hours:

10:00am-6:00pm (Monday and Wednesday to Sunday)

10:00am-5:00pm (Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve)

*Tuesday、 Closed on Tuesdays (except public holiday), January 1st and 2nd (Chinese lunar calendar)

Phone:

2653 3455

Website:

www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/zh_TW/web/hm/museums/railway.html

Green Hub Information

Opening hours:

10:00am-5:00pm ( Monday and Wednesday to Sunday)

[ Last entry at 4:30 pm]

 Closed on Tuesdays and special holidays

Phone:

2996 2800

Address:

11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

 

Website:

www.greenhub.hk

Visitors can go along Tsing Yuen Street till pass by Pak Shing Street, then cross Tai Wo Bridge to reach Tai Wo Estate and leave by MTR.

Wheelchair users can approach Tai Wo Station by taking the lift inside the Bus Terminus at the ground level of the station, or the lift of the Station Building next to the Hei Wo House and Oi Wo House Shopping Centre of Tai Wo Estate.

Tai Po Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

Visitors going to Tai Po Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree can take Bus 64K at the Bus Terminus at Tai Po Market Station and get-off at Fong Ma Po Village, which take about 10 to 15 minutes.

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