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Ping Shan Heritage Trail

Sheung Cheung Wai, Yuen Long District, City of Fanling, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #63 of 405 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Trails
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Moscow
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are visiting HK without a trip to China before of after, you should visit this place without fail. Even if you are just tired of newly-built bustling HK and need some quiet old-style sightseeing, you should go too. It is so funny to see huge sky-scrapers overlooking the ancient pagodas and halls, but it is really one of... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I was disappointed to see a small temple, a small ancestral hall and a small classical Chinese farmhouse. In mainland China just across the border (Guangzhou City) you can find better examples of ancestral halls (Chen Clan Academy in Guangzhou) superb temples (Six Bamyan Tree Temple in Guangzhou), Chinese farmhouse (all over China). I you just visit HK it just... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
111 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Make the trip at least half a day to take it all in particularly if you are keen on history. The west rail line will get you there seemlessly and the trail proper is easy to follow and completed comfortably within 2 hours depending on your interest levels. Two particularly important sights are the Tsui Shing Laug Pagoda and the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Ping Shan Heritage Trail makes a welcome change from the endless crowds and hustle of Kowloon. Easy to get to on the West Rail Line, the starting point (Tin Shing Lau Pagoda) is just across the road from Exit E of Tin Shui Wai MTR station. The trail is full of interesting sites, four of which really stand out:... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Before HK became "rich and famous" under British rule it was a small village at the periphery of the Chinese empire. The heritage trail offers a trip back to these times. None of the sights you will see are particular spectacular, but you will understand how it all started. An interesting day (or half day) out for locals, not particular... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We found it a bit tricky when we got to Sheung Long MTR station but a helpful local put us on track. We also found the visitor centre shut (Monday). Navigation required a bit of effort in places although we noticed a number of signs in strategic places which did help. The buildings looked interesting and we were encouraged to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was a great excursion. I was initially disappointed as I imagined that this would be out in the country. It is, in fact, in the middle of the city. It was definitely worth it though. The signage was good and the buildings along the trail were very interesting. Some have been restored and have a lot of information. The... More

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Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Forget the sky scrapers in the city. Go out to the New Territories & experience the life of indigenous people of Hong Kong. Walled villages still exist. Walk along this trail, one can see original houses built in the 19th century & a few from the 18th century. These houses include residential houses of the clans, study halls, which were... More

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UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This trip was one of the best days of our holiday - to catch the train out and walk around an original village and find original old buildings beautifully restored and all within 1km. A very gentle walk literally each house, school, temple, pagoda is no more than 100 yards from each other, and in the middle of a small... More

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Hong Kong, China
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38 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Make sure and get one of the trail guides. We walked it "backwards" because of where we had come from. Don't miss the history center. Afterwards we went to a great little brass place that turned out to be huge... Fund day with nice history.

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