Ting Kok

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Ting Kok
Ting Kok 2018.jpg
Ting Kok is located at the foot of the Pat Sin Leng mountain range.
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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.

Administration[edit]

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.[2][3]

History[edit]

Ting Kok Village, originally called Ting Kai (汀溪), was historically a multi-surname Punti village founded before 1688.[4]

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.[5]

Built heritage[edit]

Built heritage in Ting Kok include:

  • Mo Tai Temple (武帝宮). Built before 1785. Dedicated to Kwan Tai aka. Mo Tai (武帝).[6] A Grade III historic building since 2010.[7]
  • Lee Ancestral Hall (李氏家祠). Built in the late 19th century. Not graded.[7] There are more than 10 ancestral halls in the village. Most of them have been modernized.[1]

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.[8]

Conservation[edit]

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.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brief Information on proposed Grade Nil Items Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1257
  2. ^ "Recommended District Council Constituency Areas (Tai Po District)" (PDF). Electoral Affairs Commission. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  3. ^ "North District Council - North DC Members". District Council. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  4. ^ Brief Information on proposed Grade III Items Archived 2017-03-11 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1077
  5. ^ Catholic Heritage: Church Architecture in HK
  6. ^ Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal: Mo Tai Temple, Ting Kok
  7. ^ a b Antiquities Advisory Board. List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment
  8. ^ Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Hong Kong Live Eco-map: Ting Kok
  9. ^ List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hong Kong (archive)
  10. ^ Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Pat Sin Leng Country Park

Further reading[edit]

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