Tuen Mun

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Tuen Mun MTR station is the western most station on the West Rail Line; so it is the start of the line or the end of the line depending on your point of view.

Again, depending on your point of view, this intriguing MTR art is a wooden slug …...

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…… or a railway track!

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Exit A of Tuen Mun MTR station takes you down to Pui To Road, but why does it have to look like the entrance to a public lavatory.

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Once you get outside from Exit A of Tuen Mun MTR station, you find yourself in the heart of industrial Hong Kong, with factory buildings alongside the Tuen Mun river.

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Since there wasn't much in the way of street life by Exit A of Tuen Mun MTR station, I crossed the river and saw a sign for Tuen Mun Tin Hau Temple.  

Here are some images enroute to the temple.

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And coming into view here is the Hau Kok Tin Hau Temple.  A major beautification scheme was started here in 2011, and is still ongoing.

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When this Tin Hau temple was built in 1637 it was on the seashore.  Now it is marooned inland as land was reclaimed for manufacturing industries (also a thing of the past). The temple was rebuilt in 1989 but I could not read enough Chinese to figure out which bits here are original.

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Walking back to Tuen Mun MTR station, you can still see signs of the more rural New Territories, with banana trees growing wild.

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Closer to Tuen Mun MTR station I saw these two pieces of wall art; such street art is rare in Hong Kong.  

Can anyone tell me what they say?

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© Helen Gray 2019