Tai Po Road

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大埔公路
Tai Po Road
Route information
Length: 21.9 km (13.6 mi)
1.6 km (0.99 mi) Tai Wo section
1.1 km (0.68 mi) Yuen Chau Tsai section
3.6 km (2.2 mi) Tai Po Kau section
2.8 km (1.7 mi) Ma Liu Shui section
4.0 km (2.5 mi) Sha Tin section
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Tai Wai section
3.3 km (2.1 mi) Sha Tin Heights section
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Piper's Hill section
3.1 km (1.9 mi) Section in Kowloon
Existed: 1902 – present
Major junctions
South end: Cheung Sha Wan Road at Mong Kok
  Castle Peak Road at Sham Shui Po
Route 7 at Lai Chi Kok
Route 8 at Tai Wai
Route 9 from Sha Tin to Ma Liu Shui
Route 1 at Fo Tan
Route 9 at Island House
North end: Kwong Fuk Road/Nam Wan Road at Tai Po South
Tai Po Road (Kowloon portion)
Chinese 大埔道
Tai Po Road (New Territories portion)
Chinese 大埔公路
Tai Po Road Pipers Hill Section
Tai Po Road Sha Tin Section

Tai Po Road is the second longest road in Hong Kong (after Castle Peak Road). It spans from Sham Shui Po in Kowloon to Tai Po in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Initially, the road was named Frontier Road.

Location[edit]

The road begins at Nathan Road near Sham Shui Po, runs through the valley between Golden Hill and Beacon Hill, and connects to Sha Tin. It then continues northward along Sha Tin Hoi and Tai Po Hoi.

History[edit]

Tai Po Road is one of the earliest major roads in the New Territories, built in 1902. In the early 20th century and until the Lion Rock Tunnel, the first road tunnel in Hong Kong, was built in 1967, Tai Po Road was the main road connecting Tai Wai and the New Territories to Kowloon.[1] Before the construction of the Fanling Highway in the 1980s, the road connected Fanling and Sheung Shui.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheng Siu Kei, "Making of a New Town: Urbanisation in Tai Po", Tai Po Book p. 271

External links[edit]

Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Hong Kong Route 9 Chronology
HK Route9.svg
Preceded by
Shing Mun Tunnel Road
Tai Po Road — Sha Tin Succeeded by
Tolo Highway


Coordinates: 22°23′20″N 114°11′37″E / 22.38893°N 114.19353°E / 22.38893; 114.19353