Ting Kok is located at the foot of the Pat Sin Leng mountain range.
Ting Kok (Chinese: 汀角) 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 and west of Tai Mei Tuk. Administratively, it is part of Tai Po District.
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.
Built heritage in Ting Kok include:
- Mo Tai Temple (武帝宮). Built before 1785. Dedicated to Kwan Tai aka. Mo Tai (武帝). A Grade III historic building since 2010.
- Lee Ancestral Hall (李氏家祠). Built in the late 19th century. Not graded. There are more than 10 ancestral halls in the village. Most of them have been modernized.
Flora and fauna
- Brief Information on proposed Grade Nil Items Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1257
- Brief Information on proposed Grade III Items Archived 2017-03-11 at the Wayback Machine. Item #1077
- Catholic Heritage: Church Architecture in HK
- List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment (as of 23 October 2015)
- Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Hong Kong Live Eco-map: Ting Kok
- List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hong Kong (archive)
- Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Pat Sin Leng Country Park
- Ticozzi, Sergio (2008). "The Catholic Church in Nineteenth Century Village Life in Hong Kong" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch. 48: 89–109. ISSN 1991-7295. (A previous version of this paper was presented at a Seminar 'Hong Kong: its people, culture and traditions, the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong. 15-16 April 1983)
- Zhou, H. (2003). "Temporal changes in a Hong Kong mangrove and adjacent foreshore sandflat meiofaunal communities". In Morton, Brian (ed.). Perspectives on Marine Environmental Change in Hong Kong and Southern China, 1977-2001: Proceedings of an International Workshop Reunion Conference, Hong Kong, 21-26 October 2001. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 459–474. ISBN 9789622096417.
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