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Tai Po /ˌtaɪˈpoʊ/ 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]- the original "Tai Po Market") to the north of the Lam Tsuen River, and the Tai Po Hui (the current Tai Po Market (historically, 'Tai Wo Shi'-literally 'Tai Wo market') on Fu Shin Street to the south of the Lam Tsuen River, near the old Tai Po Market railway station of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (British Section).

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 (Chinese: 大埔市), or the entire Tai Po District.

Tai Po Post Office was first opened as early as 1908; although closed from December 1941 to October/November 1945 due to the Japanese occupation, it has been in continuous operation since then. Tai Po Post Office is currently (Sept. 2019) located at: G/F, Tai Po Government Offices, 1 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories [大埔汀角路1號大埔政府合署地下].

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TAI PO/HONG (1) KONG 1982.07.30