A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams
A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams

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Hong Kong mini drought lifts veil on some of its oldest reservoirs, turn-of-the-century waterworks and heritage buildings

Tai Tam reservoirs in the south of Hong Kong Island were built from the 1880s onwards and are a reminder of water shortages the city once faced. The walk around the reservoirs is easy and highlights the skill of the Victorian engineers

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A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams
A bridge over Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island, one of four built in the Tai Tam valley from the 1880s onwards. Photo: Martin Williams
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