Old District Office North - An elegant classical architecture. A great place to take pictures.

Hidden in the bustling downtown, there are many historical buildings with full of old style. The historical buildings that HongKongFootprint.com will introduce to you this time are said to have been built in the early 20th century and were built in the British Edwardian architectural style.

Located in Tai Po, New Territories, the "Old District Office North" is located on a small hill. Although the location is relatively hidden, it is not difficult to find. Going up the stairs along the uphill, along the way, there are lush foliage, the fragrance of flowers, and the English-style street lights on both sides make people feel that they have gone back to the past, which is very special.

The "Old District Office North" was built in 1907. It was a civil affairs center built after the British leased the New Territories. It was used to handle the administration and land registration work in the northern New Territories until it ceased operation in 1983. Due to the long history of this building, it has been listed as a declared monument in Hong Kong. It is currently leased to the "Scout Association of Hong Kong" as the headquarters of the New Territories East, and has been renamed "Law Ting Pong Scout Centre".

"Old District Office North" was built in the British Edwardian architectural style, with red bricks and granite as the main structure. At the same time, in order to adapt to the tropical climate of Asia, it is also equipped with architectural elements such as open corridors and arched doors and windows to adjust the temperature. The entire building has not undergone major remodeling, and both the outdoor red brick walls or the indoor classical fireplaces are very well preserved.

"Old District Office North" is a two-storey building with a simple design, and the red brick walls and white doors and windows are in harmony. Especially in the warm sunlight, it shows its distinct feeling and elegant feelings. Against the backdrop of the green trees, it forms a beautiful picture, so it is also a good place to take pictures.

If you also want to come here to take pictures, it is recommended to take the MTR to Tai Po Market Station and leave at Exit A2. After that, walk through the pedestrian tunnel to Wan Tau Kok Playground. Next to Wan Tau Kok Playground is Wan Tau Kok Lane. Then walk uphill along Wan Tau Kok Lane for about 10 minutes, and you will come to Old District Office North.

Location: Old District Office North
Address: 20 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, New Territories

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