Ting Kok

Coordinates: 22°28′20″N 114°13′12″E / 22.472232°N 114.220068°E / 22.472232; 114.220068
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Ting Kok
Ting Kok 2018.jpg
Ting Kok is located at the foot of the Pat Sin Leng mountain range.
Mo Tai Temple in Ting Kok Village

Ting Kok is the name of an area and a village in the northeastern part of Hong Kong. It is located on the northern shore of Plover Cove[1] and west of Tai Mei Tuk. Administratively, it is part of Tai Po District.


Ting Kok is a recognized village under the New Territories Small House Policy.[2] For electoral purposes, Ting Kok is part of the Shuen Wan constituency of the Tai Po District Council. It was formerly represented by So Tat-leung, who was elected in the local elections until October 2021.[3][4]


Ting Kok Village, originally called Ting Kai (汀溪), was historically a multi-surname Punti village founded before 1688.[5]

Historically, Ting Kok, together with the nearby Hakka villages of Shan Liu, Lai Pik Shan, Lo Tsz Tin, Lung Mei and Tai Mei Tuk belonged to the Ting Kok Yeuk (汀角約) alliance.[6]

In the 19th century, Ting Kok was the centre of the wider San On (新安) Roman Catholic missionary district. It was also an established transit point used by missionaries on their way into mainland China. The mission was set up in 1866, and 19 residents were baptised as the first batch of local Catholics.[7]

At the time of the 1911 census, the population of Ting Kok was 669. The number of males was 301.[8]

Built heritage[edit]

Built heritage in Ting Kok include:

Flora and fauna[edit]

A mangrove covers a coastal area of about seven hectares near Ting Kok Village. It is one of the few sites in Hong Kong where a large population of Lumnitzera racemosa can be found.[11]


A part of Ting Kok is within the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, and the Ting Kok wetlands have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1985.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b Brief Information on proposed Grade Nil Items Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1257
  2. ^ "List of Recognized Villages under the New Territories Small House Policy" (PDF). Lands Department. September 2009.
  3. ^ "Recommended District Council Constituency Areas (Tai Po District)" (PDF). Electoral Affairs Commission. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  4. ^ "North District Council - North DC Members". District Council. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  5. ^ Brief Information on proposed Grade III Items Archived 2017-03-11 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1077
  6. ^ "Wong Wing Ho, "Towards Urbanisation: Shuen Wan and Plover Cove Reservoir", Tai Po Book pp. 238" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  7. ^ Catholic Heritage: Church Architecture in HK
  8. ^ Hase, Patrick (1996). "Traditional Life in the New Territories: The Evidence of the 1911 and 1921 Censuses" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch. 36: 80. ISSN 1991-7295.
  9. ^ Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal: Mo Tai Temple, Ting Kok
  10. ^ a b Antiquities Advisory Board. List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment
  11. ^ Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Hong Kong Live Eco-map: Ting Kok
  12. ^ List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hong Kong (archive)
  13. ^ Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Pat Sin Leng Country Park

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22°28′20″N 114°13′12″E / 22.472232°N 114.220068°E / 22.472232; 114.220068