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Cloudy Hill (Kau Lung Hang Shan) [????- ]

The highest point in Route 12 and still part fo Wilson Trail stage 8.
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Tai Po Regional Crime HQ

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2008
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Tai Po Old District Office (North)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
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The following text is taken from the bronze plaque on the side of the building.

Hong Kong Railway Museum

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
The museum is located in the old Tai Po Market Station  which was built in 1913 and was used up until the electrification of the rail line in the early 1980's.

King Law Ka Shuk Ancestral Hall [????- ]

This is one of the main buildings of interest in Tai Po Tau. It was built by the Tang clan to commemorate its tenth generation ancestor 'Tang King Law'.

The hall was once used as a study hall and was declared a monument in 1998. Recently, it was recognised with an Award of Merit of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

This location isn't mentioned in the book (as far as I can tell) but anyone who follows the route will walk past it and it is worth stopping to have a look.

 

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Tai Po Tau Village [????- ]

Tai Po Tau village is reached via a subway under the East Rail track and the entrance to the village is key point 4 on the route information.
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Kam Shek Bridge [????- ]

This is the river crossing described by the author for Route 12 and is marked on the route as Key Point 3. The photo in the book shows a development called "Parc Versailles" in the background.

The route joins the Wilson Trail stage 8 on the northern side of the river next to Shui Wai village.

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Kam Wo Bridge [????- ]

Kam Wo Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Lam Tsuen river, connecting Kam Shek New Village with Tai Wo Govt Housing Estate. It will be familiar to those who have completed the Wilson Trail because it is the stage 8 crossing used or the trail.
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Hong Kong Railway Museum / former Tai Po Market Station [1913- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1913-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Hong Kong Railway Museum is located in the old Tai Po Market Train station, built in 1913.

The museum is marked as Key Point 2 on the route info.

Tai Po Regional Crime HQ [1899- ]

Date Place completed: 
1899-01-01

Also known as the the Old Tai Po Police Station. The Govt's development website reads:

"The old Police Station is a single-storey building constructed in 1899 shortly after the British leased the New Territories. It was the first police station and Police Headquarters in the New Territories and was rated by the Antiquities Advisory Board as a Grade II historical building. The Government is now considering different options for the adaptive re-use of the building."

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