Tai Fu Tai - Official Dwelling in Qing Dynasty

Built in 1865, this building is one of the most elegant historical buildings in Hong Kong.
It is also a good example of traditional dwelling of official in Qing Dynasty.

This building was constructed in southern China architecture style.
It features some fine architectural decorations, such as green brick walls, ceramic figurines, wood carvings, murals and plaster moldings.

Under the eaves of the main hall, there are two honorific boards.
Each engraved with Chinese and Manchu characters.
These honorific boards were bestowed by the emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty in 1875.
They are also the only known examples of their kind in Hong Kong.

This building is called "Tai Fu Tai".
It is a mansion of appointed official in Qing Dynasty.
Its owner was called "Man Chung-len".
He is a successful merchant and a renowned philanthropist.
Due to his generosity, he was being awarded by the emperor Guangxu with a "Tai Fu" title.

This building is open to public from 9:00am to 5:00pm, from Mondays to Sundays.
It is closed on Tuesdays.

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Sheung Shui MTR Station and leave at Exit A1.
Then, take bus No.76K at Sheung Shui Railway Station Bus Stop and get off at San Tin Bus Stop for about 40 minutes.

Afterwards, follow the signposts and walk to Tai Fu Tai for about 10 minutes.

Location: Tai Fu Tai
Address: Wing Ping Tsuen, San Tin, New Territories

Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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