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Ping Shan heritage trail

National Trust this is not! It is a collection of historic buildings scattered in among modern high rise towers and rather down at heel car parks and cafes. However the ancient... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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Trowbridge
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

National Trust this is not! It is a collection of historic buildings scattered in among modern high rise towers and rather down at heel car parks and cafes. However the ancient buildings themselves are often beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the trail. It is quite a challenge to find your way around as there are very few arrows to point... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A great escape from the rest of Hong Kong. If walking. You can get off at Tin Shui Wai mtr on the west rail line. See the pagoda and eat at the Thai Gather Restaurant opposite to pagoda. Lunchtime food only 40-50 dollars HKD. Fantastic food. Walk round the ping Shan heritage trail. You can also eat at the f1... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

As a regular visitor to Hong Kong I have been fortunate to see all of the major sights. I was looking for something different and this option was suggested to me. Its a bit of a train ride all the way to the New Territories on the mainland. Lots of old temples and buildings and an interesting walk through a... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Can't believe we wasted half of one of our two days in Hong Kong on this trip. No 'ancient walled villages' left - the area was completely rebuilt quite some time ago. The ancestral halls are there, but really not worth a visit on their own.and we had to pick our way through a very poorly signposted, dilapidated area which... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The trail is easily found close to the metro station, but I would suggest downloading a map on your phone also, just in case. Great to see some authentic, non touristic gems from Hong Kong's forgotten past. The two temples at the main square are definitely worth seeing. They sometimes also have free volunteer guides at the temples (which also... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The trail is very easy to get to using the metro but the start of the trail is poorly located, requiring a bit of hunting (look for the 3-storey pagoda down from the metro station) and the signs are inadequate. The temples and courtyard houses are interesting and the displays in the Tang cultural centre are excellent. Overall, it's a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This 'trail' was poorly signposted and in urgent need of some TLC. It's worth doing to see the tall pagoda at the start and in particular the ancestral halls half-way along, which are truly spectacular. However, other than that it's a rather frustrating wander round a dilapidated area. Also, eat at Thai Gather near the pagoda. Not on Tripadvisor unfortunately... More 

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2 Thank TheOExpress
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

You can find old infrastructures here in Ping Shan. Do not miss 鄧氏宗祠,愈喬二公祠,鄧族文物館 etc. You can also find special Hong Kong Style restaurant like 和記,華嫂冰室,屏山老地方,or even new style restaurants like F1 Cafe (racing car theme), Cafe 123 (run by famous designer 鄧達智)。Access to it becomes easy now since MTR Tin Shui Wai Station is just next to it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

It's a long trek from Kowloon or the island on the MTR out to the New Territories, but hardly worth it. Once you alight from the station, you're right there, but 'there' is dubious. There's very little to see. What there is is all free, but the pitch that this is an ancient wall city is completely bogus. It's a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed to see those different old monuments that gives to Hong Kong its special touch. Nevertheless, when its first time that show up there you will find it difficult not to lose the path as there is clearly a lack of directions on this trail.

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