The north area of Tai Po district is mainly rural
in character and consists of predominantly
low-lying alluvial valley plains which are drained by rivers Ma Wat and Indus.
There are 133 villages in Tai Po District.
There are historical buildings and structures in old villages,
namely Kau Lung Hang Lo Wai, Kau Lung Hang San Wai, Yuen Leng,
Nam Wa Po, Tai Wo.
The village area changed a lot in the last ten years.
Big construction works included widening of Fanling Highway, Lung Shan Tunnel South Entrance,
new cycle tracks of approximately 5 km long from Fanling to Tai Po.
Commercial farming (excluding livestock rearing) is the major
economic activity in the area. Some open storages uses and
informal industrial activities are found along Fanling highway.