Yuen Long (traditional Chinese: 元朗, Pinyin: Yuanlang, formerly, Un Long) is an area and town located in the northwest of Hong Kong, on the Yuen Long Plain. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Yuen Long Plain ( Pinyin Yuanlang Pingyuan in the northwestern corner of the New Territories, is the largest alluvial plain in Hong Kong. To its west lie Hung Shui Kiu and Ha Tsuen, to the south Shap Pat Heung and Tai Tong, to the east Au Tau and Kam Tin, and to the north Nam Sang Wai and Wang Chau. Hung Shui Kiu ( is an area between Ping Shan and Lam Tei. It is largely rural residential Ha Tsuen ( Chinese 廈村 or Ha Tsuen Heung (廈村鄉 is an area at the west of Yuen Long Town in Hong Kong. Shap Pat Heung ( Pinyin Shibaxiang is an area in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Tai Tong (大棠 Simplified Chinese)is a village situated in Yuen Long, Northwest of Hong Kong. Kam Tin ( or Kam Tin Heung (錦田鄉 is an area in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Nam Sang Wai is a place to the north to Yuen Long. It is home to many birds
The Cantonese name Yuen Long 元朗 in present-day conversation, "Yuen Long" may, depending on context, refer to the limits of the original market town, Yuen Long New Town, Yuen Long Plain, or Yuen Long District. Yuen Long New Town ( Pinyin: Yuanlang Xin Shizhen is a New town in the northwest New Territories, Hong Kong. Yuen Long Plain ( Pinyin Yuanlang Pingyuan in the northwestern corner of the New Territories, is the largest alluvial plain in Hong Kong. See also Yuen Long, The area in Hong Kong known as Yuen Long See also Yuen Long New Town, The new town in Hong Kong Yuen Long District
The central part of Yuen Long was traditionally a market town in the area now known as Yuen Long San Hui (元朗新墟), in Yuen Long District in the New Territories in Hong Kong. Market town or market right is a legal term originating in the Medieval period for a European settlement that has the right to hold Markets See also Yuen Long, The area in Hong Kong known as Yuen Long See also Yuen Long New Town, The new town in Hong Kong Yuen Long District New Territories, abbreviated to NT or NT, is a region in Hong Kong excluding Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Stonecutters Island Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The site of the market town was situated centrally with regard to surrounding villages, allowing villagers a convenient location to sell their crops and fish.
The market is a place to allow people from villages in northwest New Territories to shop and trade. Like many market towns in Hong Kong, the market operates only on certain days each week.
Two new towns have been developed in Yuen Long since 1970s:
Yuen Long New Town was developed by the market town in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Shan Pui River (also known as Yuen Long Creek (山貝河 is a river in Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong. Yuen Long New Town ( Pinyin: Yuanlang Xin Shizhen is a New town in the northwest New Territories, Hong Kong. Tin Shui Wai New Town (天水圍新市鎮 is located in northwestern New Territories of Hong Kong. Yuen Long New Town ( Pinyin: Yuanlang Xin Shizhen is a New town in the northwest New Territories, Hong Kong. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
Tin Shui Wai New Town was established in the 1990s to the west of Yuen Long New Town, as separate from Yuen Long New Town. Tin Shui Wai New Town (天水圍新市鎮 is located in northwestern New Territories of Hong Kong. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 It is mostly residential.
The original Yuen Long Town was not located in the busiest place of present-day Yuen Long, namely Yuen Long Main Road (元朗大馬路), part of Castle Peak Road. Yuen Long Town ( Pinyin: Yuánlǎng Shìzhōngxīn or 元朗市 formerly Un Long Town or Un Long Hui) is located in the district centre of Yuen Castle Peak Road is the longest Road in Hong Kong. It runs from Kowloon to the very north of the New Territories serving south west and north New Territories
The earliest market in Yuen Long was situated south of the main road near Tai Kei Leng. In 1669 the market was moved north to the area near where the present-day MTR Yuen Long Station is situated. MTR, or Mass Transit Railway, is the Rapid transit Railway system in Hong Kong. Yuen Long ( Chinese 元朗站 is a MTR station located in the eastern of Yuen Long Town, Yuen Long District. This was done for political reasons. This area is now known as Yuen Long Kau Hui (元朗舊墟, namely old Yuen Long Town). This market is sited south of a small hill. While it is far from the coast today, it was beside the sea shore when the market was first built.
Cheung Shing Street, a street separating Nam Pin Wai and Sai Pin Wai, divides the centre of the market. Temples were built to worship, and to judge when disputes arose.
After the British leased the New Territories in 1898, they built Castle Peak Road to connect major areas of the New Territories and Kowloon. Year 1898 ( MDCCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Kowloon refers to an urban area in Hong Kong made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east The villagers proposed and moved the market town to the main road.
After the Second world war, Yuen Long had dramatically increased in size, going from a small village into a large town that is famous for its numerous cultural and sporting events.
The following information show transportation in Yuen Long.
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