Tolo Harbour,or Tai Po Hoi (大埔海,historically 大步海;'Tai Po Sea') is a sheltered harbour in northeast New Territories of Hong Kong.
Tide Cove aka. Sha Tin Hoi is to the south of the harbour,and Plover Cove,Three Fathoms Cove and Tolo Channel are to its east.
The Shing Mun River empties first into Tide Cove,then the harbour.
Several islands are located in the harbour,including Ma Shi Chau,Centre Island,Yeung Chau and Yim Tin Tsai. Yuen Chau Tsai is a former island,now connected to the mainland by a causeway.
In the past pearls were very abundant here. 媚川都) and ordered an aggressive cultivation effort,which led to many fatalities amongst the pearl hunters. The hunting lasted until the Ming Dynasty,when the pearl oysters were nearly extinct in the area.Pearl hunting had been a major industry in Tai Po from Han Dynasty. In Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period,a king of Southern Han changed the name of Tai Po to Mei Chuen To (
Kowloon–Canton Railway was built in 1910s and Tolo Highway in 1980s on its western shore.
Kaito Ferry Services across Tolo Harbour are available:
Tai Po District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. The suburban district covers the areas of Tai Po New Town,Tai Po Tau,Tai Po Kau,Hong Lok Yuen,Ting Kok,Plover Cove,Lam Tsuen Valley,Tai Mei Tuk and other surrounding areas,and its exclaves Sai Kung North,in the northern part of the Sai Kung Peninsula and including islands such as Grass Island,and Ping Chau. Tai Po proper and Sai Kung North are divided by the Tolo Channel and the Tolo Harbour. The district is located in the Eastern New Territories. The de facto administrative centre of the district is Tai Po New Town.
The kai-to,sometimes kaito or kaido is a type of small,motorised ferry that operates in Hong Kong. They are usually used to serve remote coastal settlements in the territory's outlying islands.
Ma Liu Shui is an area in Sha Tin District,in the New Territories,Hong Kong.
Plover Cove also known for its Chinese names Shuen Wan Hoi or Shuen Wan (船灣),is a cove in the Tai Po District of Hong Kong,near Tolo Channel and Tolo Harbour.
Tai Po is an area in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It refers to the vicinity of the traditional market towns in the area presently known as Tai Po Old Market or Tai Po Kau Hui (大埔舊墟) on the north of Lam Tsuen River and the Tai Po Hui on Fu Shin Street on the south of the Lam Tsuen River,near the old Tai Po Market railway station of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Both market towns became part of the Tai Po New Town in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In present-day usage,"Tai Po" may refer to the area around the original market towns,the Tai Po New Town,or the entire Tai Po District.
Sha Tin Hoi / Sha Tin Sea or Tide Cove is a cove at the mouth of the Shing Mun River. It is between Ma Liu Shui and Ma On Shan. The cove is open to Tolo Harbour. It was largely reclaimed for the development of Sha Tin New Town.
Three Fathoms Cove or Kei Ling Ha Hoi is a cove in Tai Po District,Hong Kong.
Lam Tsuen is an area in Tai Po District,Hong Kong,noted for its Lam Tsuen wishing trees. The nearby Lam Tsuen River,empties into Tai Po Hoi.
Tai Po New Town,or Tai Po Town,is a new town and non-administrative area in Tai Po District,in the New Territories,Hong Kong. The area is a planned town that surrounding the existing indigenous market towns Tai Po Hui and Tai Po Kau Hui,as well as east of the existing indigenous villages that located on the Lam Tsuen Valley as well as west of those villages in Ting Kok and Tai Mei Tuk and south of those villages in Nam Hang,Fung Yuen and Sha Lo Tung. Most of the lands of the new town were obtained by land reclamation. In present day,Tai Po New Town was simply known as Tai Po. The new town are largely covered by the government Tai Po Outline Zoning Plan,which legally regulated the land use of the area,on top of the terms in the land lease contract with the government. Some of the land lease within the area,were known as Tai Po Town Lot №foo. In election,the town had a different zoning scheme for the election constituencies.
Tolo Highway is a major expressway on Route 9 in Hong Kong. It connects the new towns of Sha Tin and Tai Po in the eastern New Territories,forming part of the New Territories Circular Road.
Pak Shek Kok is a place in Tai Po District in Hong Kong,located between Ma Liu Shui and Tai Po Kau,close to Cheung Shue Tan (樟樹灘) and facing Tolo Harbour. The Kowloon–Canton Railway,Tolo Highway,Hong Kong Science Park are all situated on the reclamation outside Pak Shek Kok.
Ma Shi Chau Special Area is a Special Area of Hong Kong. It is located in Tai Po District and in Tolo Harbour,in the northeast of the New Territories.
Yim Tin Tsai is an island of Hong Kong located in Tolo Harbour.
Centre Island or A Chau is a small uninhabited island of Hong Kong located in Tolo Harbour,in the northwestern part of the territory. Administratively,it is part of Tai Po District.
Yeung Chau is an uninhabited island of Hong Kong located in Plover Cove,Tolo Harbour,in the northwestern part of the territory. Administratively,it is part of Tai Po District.
Sai Kung North refers collectively to the areas on the southern side of Tolo Harbour and the northernmost part of the Sai Kung Peninsula. Part of this broad area is served by Sai Sha Road,a motorway between Sai Kung and Ma On Shan.
Several fishermen villages were established in Hong Kong to house fishermen families.