Time Ball Tower

Time Ball Tower, Hong Kong

Time Ball Tower - Hong Kong
4
Sobre
Duração recomendada
< 1 hora
Recomende alterações para melhorar nosso conteúdo.
Aprimorar este perfil

Principais maneiras de aproveitar atrações por perto


4.0
16 avaliações
Excelente
4
Muito boa
7
Razoável
5
Ruim
0
Horrível
0

BradJill
Hong Kong, China146.681 contribuições
dez de 2021
The Time Ball Tower (Round House) is part of a cluster of historically important buildings and sites that now form 1881 Heritage in TST. This signal tower is a declared monument in Hong Kong (1994) along with the Former Marine Police Headquarters and Old Kowloon Fire Station (2009).

The Time Ball Tower was originally constructed in 1884 and served until 1907 as a mechanism for ships in Victoria Harbour to calibrate their chronometers prior to departing on long overseas voyages from Hong Kong. In 1907 a new signal tower was put to use at Signal Hill not too far from this location.

The Time Ball Tower remained in place and was restored as part of the 1881 Heritage project. Today you can visit from 10am to 10pm daily, entering the Round House. You can walk up a spiral staircase and see the mechanism that was used in the past to drop the ball mounted on a pole above at 1pm sharp. Inside, you can also see illustrations for how the Time Ball Tower worked and was used by seafarers in the old days.

All in all, this is a neat part of Hong Kong's colonial and sea trade history on display at 1881 Heritage, something convenient to see for those who plan to visit while spending time in this area of TST.
Feita em 21 de dezembro de 2021
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

ナイツ妙
Prefeitura de Osaca , Japão2.011 contribuições
jun de 2019 • Família
1881ヘリテージの端に螺旋階段で上がる時計球塔として残っています。1885~1907年の間使われたそうで、航海で狂いの生じた「船の時間」を此の時間球を落として正確な時間に補正したとか。現在は動いていませんが、機械は塔の中に在り見る事が出来ます。
Feita em 28 de junho de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

xkk
Malásia346 contribuições
jan de 2019 • Amigos
يقع هذا البرج داخل عام 1881. وكان البرج صغيرًا جدًا ولا يمكن أن يشغله عدد كبير جدًا من الزوار. في الماضي ، تم رفع الكرة الزمنية يدويًا يوميًا وإسقاطها في الساعة 1 ظهرًا لتمكين السفن في الميناء من رؤية نزول الكرة الزمنية وضبط الكرونومتر وفقًا لذلك.
Feita em 27 de junho de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

edwinkwan2016
Singapura, Cingapura22.094 contribuições
ago de 2018 • A sós
在1881遺產大樓的一角,我看到一座圓形建築。這是位於這座舊海上警察大院的原始信號塔。在圓形建築的頂部,是一個大球。但是這裡的設備早已被移到了另一個地方。這裡是拍照的好地方。
Feita em 9 de junho de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China146.681 contribuições
nov de 2018 • Casais
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.
Feita em 16 de março de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

神琪寶貝
83 contribuições
out de 2018
專門用做船隻天文台的指標球,晚上挺美的,對科學方面有興趣的可以掃qr看看球塔的典故,另外這次也看到《阿千看世界》的文章才知道要先在「KLOOK客路」買好券(真的比現場便宜),這位旅遊部落客阿千真的強!外加她的「agoda訂房」折扣密技也讓我省下了好幾千,有興趣的人可以上網搜尋《阿千看世界》^^
Feita em 8 de março de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

heri s
Jacarta, Indonésia1.544 contribuições
jan de 2019 • Amigos
Tempat ini terletak dekat dengan Heritage 1881. Bangunan ini merupakan bangunan bersejarah, pemandangan dari sini cukup menarik, terutama pas malam hari.
Feita em 4 de fevereiro de 2019
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul H
Huddersfield, UK1.686 contribuições
ago de 2018 • Casais
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.
Feita em 15 de dezembro de 2018
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard C
Manchester, UK30 contribuições
dez de 2018 • Casais
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!
Feita em 8 de dezembro de 2018
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

L S
Hong Kong, China2.325 contribuições
ago de 2018 • A sós
時間球塔位於1881嘅2樓平台,於早上10點至晚上10點開放。以前香港天文台運用時間球向公眾及港口嘅船隻提供凖確嘅報時服務。
Feita em 5 de agosto de 2018
Esta avaliação representa a opinião subjetiva de um membro do Tripadvisor, e não da TripAdvisor LLC.

Mostrando 110 de 16 resultados
Algo errado ou faltando?
Recomende alterações para melhorar nosso conteúdo.
Aprimorar este perfil