New Territories: Heritage Tour

4.5 / 5

4 Reviews

New Territories: Heritage Tour

From € 93.95 per person

Taking in the historic sites around the New Territories, the heritage tour brings to life the customs and cultures of these clans and provides a fascinating glimpse of Hong Kong's rich heritage.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 7:50 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, Hong Kong’s oldest pagoda, believed to have been built in 1486
  • Visit Sheung Cheung Wai, a 200-year-old walled village consisting of rows of symmetrical houses enclosed by a green brick wall
  • Explore Tai Po Market, a street market lined with vendors seeing fresh vegetables and cured meats
  • Visit Man Mo Temple in Tai Po, which was built about 100 years ago by the Tsat Yeuk community of Tai Po
Full description
Hidden away among high-rise apartment towers and busy highways, the past lives of the so-called five great clans of Hong Kong live on in the New Territories. One such clan is the Tang, and the Ping Shan Heritage Trail takes you on a journey in a historical part of Hong Kong that has been populated by them since the late Yuan dynasty. Taking in historic sites around the New Territories, the heritage tour brings to life the customs and cultures of these clans and provides a fascinating glimpse of Hong Kong's rich heritage. During the tour, visit Tang Clan Ancestral Hall, constructed in 1273, this hall is a magnificent three-hall structure with two internal courtyards. Discover Kun Ting Study Hall, used both as an ancestral hall and a place of study, this 1870s edifice is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Explore the Tai Fu Tai Mansion, which was probably built in around 1870, by Man Chung-luen, a successful merchant and renowned philanthropist.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off (shared with other guests)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned sightseeing coach
  • Tour guide
  • Local snack tasting at Tai Po Market
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring ample water and snacks as this tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring along appropriate sun protection
  • The tour does not operate when the Tropical Cyclone Signal No, 3 or above, or the Rainstorm Red/Black Warning Signal is hoisted
  • Please check your email for actual pick-up time from your hotel; guest(s) will be advised in the confirmation email
  • Actual pick-up time may deviate from the fixed time depending on the traffic conditions
  • Should the tour be cancelled due to force majeure (e.g. bad weather conditions), it may be rescheduled or refunded
  • Children of 2 years or less not occupying their own seat may join the tour free of charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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Gives a great historical perspective

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Hong Kong in general and the history of the clan halls and temples. I’m a “local” but spent most of my time in the city, so I appreciated learning about the Tang and their influence on life in the New Territories.

July 4, 2019

Don’t miss the trip away from the modern centre to the real history

Enjoyed hearing about the past history and culture, including the educational and class system. The buildings we saw were so different from the modern high rise and it was a privilege to see the way people live their lives away from the commercial centre.

April 20, 2019

If you are interessted in chinese herritage, that‘s your tour! The guide was verry efficent and knew a lot of the culture. Be sure, that you bring your own water, because the weather can be verry hot.

July 28, 2018

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