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Heritage Trails


Central and Western Heritage Trail

Sheung Wan Route
[To Other Central and Western Heritage Trail ─
The Central Route
The Western District and the Peak Route ]

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Original Site of Tai Tat Tei
Hollywood Road Park

Once occupying a small hill on the shoreline, this site is where British soldiers landed and held a formal flag-raising ceremony to take possession of Hong Kong Island in 1841. Barracks were then built here, but later moved to Central. The site was turned into a market commonly known as Tai Tat Tei ('big piece of land') and later converted into Hollywood Road Park.

Original Site of Tai Tat Tei
(c. mid-19th century)

Old Site of the Tai Tat Tei
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