La herencia de Hong Kong: Hidden away among high-rise apartment towers and busy highways, the past lives on in the New Territories. . . a living museum shaped by the rise and development of the so-called five great clans of Hong Kong (the Tang, Hau, Pang, Liu and Man). 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.
TAI FU TAI & FAN TIN VILLAGE: The opulent stately home built in 1865 by a scholar of the Man clan, Man Chune-luen, who was bestowed a title of Tai Fu (Mandarin) by The Qing Imperial government. Nearby is Fan Tin village where the Man clan members dwell.
LO WAI WALLED VILLAGE & TANG CHUNG LING ANCESTRAL HALL: A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
LAM TSUEN WISHING TREE: A big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
MAN MO TEMPLE & TAI PO MARKET: A temple dedicated to the gods Man (Literature) and Mo (Martial Arts). Nearby is the Tai Po Market which used to be the trading ground of foods & goods around the New Territories and now is a thriving food market.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at selected hotels.
Duration: Five hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.45am.
Others: Lo Wai Walled Village is private property, visit only by invitation.