Hong Kong Railway Museum - A good place to take pictures. A train station with full of retro flavor.

With the rapid development of the city, the railways in Hong Kong have also undergone substantial changes, and the old railway station in Tai Po Market, New Territories, was decommissioned as a result. In view of the fact that this railway station has witnessed the development of the Hong Kong Railway, it was preserved and converted into a museum. Now let HongKongFootprint.com take us to look around.

The "Hong Kong Railway Museum" is located in Tai Po Market, New Territories. It is an outdoor museum converted from the "Old Tai Po Market Railway Station". It is also a declared monument in Hong Kong. In the exhibition hall, in addition to introducing the development history of the Hong Kong Railway, there are also a series of historical relics on display, including the platforms of the old railway station, steam locomotives, diesel electric locomotives, manual and motorized construction vehicles and antique carriages, etc. to reshape the trajectory of the old railway.


Hong Kong Science Park - A golden egg. A good place to travel by car.

Located beside the sea in Tai Po, New Territories, there is a big and bright golden egg. Especially in the sunlight, this golden egg is even more shining. If you want to have a glimpse of this golden egg, then don't miss this place that HongKongFootprint.com will introduce to you.

Completed in 2001, the "Hong Kong Science Park" is adjacent to the "Pak Shek Kok Promenade", overlooking the natural beauty of Ma On Shan to Tai Po. In addition, it covers a vast area and the surrounding scenery is very beautiful, which is a nice place to relax.


Mai Po Nature Reserve - The most beautiful wetland in Hong Kong. A great place to watch migratory birds.

The Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Wetlands in the New Territories, located in the northwest of Hong Kong, are not only internationally renowned "Wetlands of International Importance", but also internationally recognized as "Important Seasonal Bird Nests and Transit Stations". Today, HongKongFootprint.com will take us on a tour of this internationally renowned wetland, and take a look at this bird paradise managed by "World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong Branch" (WWF-Hong Kong).

Known as the paradise for birds in Hong Kong, the "Mai Po Nature Reserve" is not only a beautiful wetland, but also a place with very rich habitats, which is the most suitable for observing biodiversity. The so-called biodiversity refers to the changes in the ecosystems in a certain area, and makes a measurement and calculation for different organisms in various ecosystems.


Kowloon Walled City Park - A formerly settlement of the grassroots. A poetic park.

It is said that in the 19th century, there was a place in Hong Kong that was not governed by any government. Because of this, a lot of crimes happen here. Although this place is a thing of the past, there are still many relics left for us to visit. Today, HongKongFootprint.com will show you around.

This place is called "Kowloon Walled City Park", which is a park built on the original site of the "Kowloon Walled City". It is said that during the Qing Dynasty, the "Kowloon Walled City" was a military stronghold that was expanded to prevent the British army, but after the New Territories became a British lease, it became a place without any government for governance.


Sung Wong Toi Garden - A boulder with full of historical stories. A simple and unpretentious park.

"Sung Wong Toi Garden" located in Kowloon City, Kowloon, there is a stone tablet inscribed with three characters "Sung Wong Toi". This stone tablet may seem simple, but there is a lot of historical value behind it. Today, HongKongFootprint.com will introduce it to you.

Legend said that during the Southern Song Dynasty, the emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty fled to the south to escape the pursuit of Yuan soldiers, and lived in the area of today's Kowloon City for a short period of time. After the fall of the Southern Song Dynasty, the local residents inscribed three characters "Sung Wong Toi" on the boulder of a small hill to commemorate the emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty who lived here.


Statue Square - A great place for a relaxing break. A plaza with different changes.

The "Statue Square" in Central, Hong Kong, formerly known as "Central Square", once erected bronze statues of Queen Victoria and a number of members of the British royal family, but now only the bronze statues of the early banker Sir Thomas Jackson have been placed. Regarding the changes of this square, HongKongFootprint.com will explain to you now.

It is said that in the 19th century, in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne, the government at that time cast a bronze statue of the Queen, and this bronze statue was placed in an arched pavilion in "Statue Square". Since then, bronze statues of other members of the British royal family have been added to the square, such as Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, George V, Queen Mary and etc.


The Cenotaph - A solemn monument. Tribute to the heroic souls who died in defending Hong Kong.

Located next to the "Statue Square" in Central, Hong Kong, there is a lawn surrounded by chains. In the middle of this lawn, a monument that feels solemn was erected. The details of this monument will now be introduced by HongKongFootprint.com.

This monument, called "The Cenotaph", was originally built to commemorate the martyrs of the First World War. The original monument was only engraved with the words "The Glorious Dead" and the year of First World War, and later the year of the Second World War was inscribed in memory of the martyrs of the Second World War.


The Jardine Noonday Gun - A ceremony with a history of more than hundred years. Shocking live experience.

Every day at 12:00 noon, next to the "Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter" in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, a deafening cannon sound can be heard, that is, the sound of firing cannon salute. It is said that this tradition of firing cannon salute has a history of more than 100 years, and now, it is introduced by HongKongFootprint.com.

There are several popular theories about the origin of this tradition, but no matter who is right or wrong, the general theory is that as early as the nineteenth century, in order to guard against pirates, the British Jardine Matheson set up a cannon on the seashore. Whenever the boss of Jardine Matheson arrives or leaves the harbour, a cannon salute will be fired for welcome or goodbye purpose. Since then, for some reason, the firing of the cannon salute has become a tradition, and the cannon salute is fired every day at noon. Until now, the ceremony of firing the cannon salute has continued.


Victoria Park - Wandering in the forest of the city. A tree-lined park.

There are many different types of parks in Hong Kong, and this park is one of the largest one among the other recreational parks. The park's facilities are not only very good, but also with a wide variety of sports facilities, children's play facilities, or recreational facilities. Not only that, but the design of some of the facilities is also quite distinctive. From now, HongKongFootprint.com will introduce more information about this park.

In this park, the most distinctive feature must be the jogging track, which is in the center of the park. This jogging trail is about hundreds meters long and runs through the woods. There are various fitness facilities along the way, so that visitors can try different fitness exercises while running.

In addition, the central meadow surrounded by this jogging trail is a very popular leisure destination for visitors. Every weekend, this green and soft grass will become quite lively. No matter in every corner, you will see families of all sizes playing here and enjoying a happy parent-child time.


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Victoria Park - Wandering in the forest of the city. A tree-lined park.

There are many different types of parks in Hong Kong, and this park is one of the largest one among the other recreational parks. The park...

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