Time Ball Tower

Time Ball Tower opinie, Hongkong

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BradJill
Hongkong, Chiny133 033 contributions
Part of HK's maritime history on display at 1881 Heritage in TST
lis 2018 • Pary
The Time Ball Tower is located on the grounds of the 1881 Heritage Shopping arcade - the former Marine Police HQ in TST. This declared monument is free to visit. It is a nicely preserved heritage attraction to see if you plan to visit the 1881 Heritage grounds during your visit to HK.

The Time Ball Tower was erected in 1884 and was used by ships to recalibrate their chronometers prior to departing Victoria Harbour on their voyages around the world. During these early years, a ball was mounted on a pole and raised every morning, it was then dropped precisely at 1pm each day. Given its position and vantage point at the time, it would have been in full view of ships in the harbour.

In the end, a neat little bit of Hong Kong's maritime and colonial era history rests in the Time Ball Tower. Give it a look-see if you plan to be in the TST area and have an interest in HK's history.

Note: From the Time Ball Tower, there are nice views of 1881 Heritage grounds, particularly during the Xmas season when the area has its seasonal decorations on display.
Written 16 marca 2019
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Paul H
Huddersfield, UK1 690 contributions
1881 heritage
sie 2018 • Pary
Lovely historical building to walk around just off Canton road. The old police station was based here.
A white building in the sun bounces glair and heat of it. Very typical of colonial buildings around Hong Kong.
Worth a visit.
Written 15 grudnia 2018
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Richard C
Manchester, UK26 contributions
Time ball takes you back in time
gru 2018 • Pary
Great to imagine how this tower interacted with the rest of the harbour back in the day. Old police HQ was under renovation but Xmas lights were great!
Written 8 grudnia 2018
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HKeater
Hongkong, Chiny30 697 contributions
At the start of Canton Road
wrz 2017 • Dla rodziny
The tower is within the 1881 Heritage complex that used to be the Marine Police Headquarters.

You can go up the steps and go inside the tower.

Great historical artifact.
Written 24 września 2017
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