TAI PO

Tai Po District, in the northeastern New Territories, is made up to two distinct halves – Tai Po proper and Sai Kung North. These two communities have a long history of alliance, and were eventually paired up when it came to determining Hong Kong’s 18 districts. In the Tang Dynasty, when the district was named Huizhouren, it was famous for its pearl fisheries. Remnants of the district’s history are still visible today, with a marketplace built by the famed Tang clan, now known as the Tai Po Old Market, considered a major landmark of the area. Once a modest village town, Tai Po was an important administrative centre of the New Territories during the colonial period, and become gradually more developed after the establishment of the Kowloon-Canton Railway in 1910. That’s not to say that Tai Po has lost its quiet charm, however. Having retained a large amount of green and undeveloped land, Tai Po has great biodiversity, and houses Hong Kong’s premier conservation facility, the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. City-dwellers looking to escape urban life can visit its many coves, parks, and gardens, hike to the breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls like Bride’s Pool and Mirror Pool, or make a wish at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees.
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Woman returns stolen kitten to Tai Po shop, says she ‘thought it was a stray’

Three days after it was taken from his home, a tiny three-month-old kitten has been returned to his owners, thanks to an online plea for his whereabouts which went viral...

Woman returns stolen kitten to Tai Po shop, says she ‘thought it was a stray’

Kit-napped: Photos of woman stealing cat from seafood shop in Tai Po shared widely

Furry

Kit-napped: Photos of woman stealing cat from seafood shop in Tai Po shared widely

Tai Po landlady rents out bunk bed to separate tenants for HKD3.2K and up

Just when you thought rental prices in Hong Kong couldn’t possibly get any worse, a Tai Po landlady is now looking for tenants to rent the top of a bunk bed for HKD3,200 and the...

Tai Po landlady rents out bunk bed to separate tenants for HKD3.2K and up

27-year-old man charged for cat abuse pleads guilty

A 27-year-old man was caught abusing a cat in a back alley in Tai Po for two hours in May this year. He has since pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals and possession of an...

27-year-old man charged for cat abuse pleads guilty

Wife allegedly attacks husband with hammer at home in Tai Po, both arrested 

A 43-year-old woman and her 62-year-old husband were both arrested in Tai Po yesterday after she allegedly attacked him with a hammer following a heated argument. The incident...

Wife allegedly attacks husband with hammer at home in Tai Po, both arrested 

Mother arrested after cutting 15-year-old son with fruit knife for skipping school

The boy said he'd been skiving because his school was "too strict" and didn't allow him to pursue his interests, but told reporters that he knew he was being "naive" and...

Mother arrested after cutting 15-year-old son with fruit knife for skipping school

Oh Hail No! Tai Po sees hail as temperature drops 10 degrees within 10 minutes (VIDEO)

That's hail-la

Oh Hail No! Tai Po sees hail as temperature drops 10 degrees within 10 minutes (VIDEO)

23-year-old student arrested for using stun gun on toad in Tai Po park

Don't tase me,

23-year-old student arrested for using stun gun on toad in Tai Po park

Man, 53, slips down Tai Po waterfall while taking photos, injures pelvis

"I did it for the Insta" - Yan, probably

Man, 53, slips down Tai Po waterfall while taking photos, injures pelvis

1 dead and 2 in intensive care after car collision in Tai Po

A 51-year-old taxi driver died in the early hours on Monday morning, after he was seriously injured in a car crash in Tai

1 dead and 2 in intensive care after car collision in Tai Po