Western District History Walk - 07 Jul

Markets, dried seafood, flag raising and much more....

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From Western Market, on Connaught Road West, an early municipal market building built in 1906, we will make our way towards Possession Point, the site where the British flag was raised over Hong Kong in 1841. Here we will briefly discuss the circumstances surrounding the founding of Hong Kong and the conditions that prevailed in the early colony. From Possession Street we will make our way along Hollywood Road, locally known for its traditional Chinese coffin shops and other longestablished businesses, as well as shops selling a wide range of real and almost-real antiques, to the Man Mo Temple, built in 1847.

Tai Ping Shan, a bit further west from the Man Mo Temple, is one of the oldest areas in urban Hong Kong. We will also observe a number of To Tei, or earth god shrines in this area - a persistence of rural Chinese customs, first brought to this area a century and a half ago, within a modern, densely-urbanised context.

As we walk onwards from Tai Ping Shan towards Sai Ying Pun, we will discuss the development of education in Hong Kong, with particular reference to King’s College and Hong Kong University where the walk will end.

Details on where to meet for the walk will be sent to you once your booking and payment is received.

For more detail, please visit https://talksandwalks.hk/walk/western-district/

Please note this walk is not suitable for those under the age of 15 and is also not suitable for dogs. Please also note that we only take HK residents.

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