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Tsang Tai Uk

Address: At the foot of Lion Rock, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #453 of 698 things to do in Hong Kong
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A typical Hakka fortified village built in 1848 as a stronghold for the Tsang clan.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A typical Hakka fortified village built in 1848 as a stronghold for the Tsang clan.

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There's not much to Tsang Tai Uk and it doesn't register as a stand alone "must see" attraction...however, I would include it with any Sha Tin afternoon itinerary. If you want to make an afternoon out of visiting 10,000 Buddhas, I'd head to the Sha Tin Wai area first. If you get off at the Che Kung Temple MTR stop... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Tsang Tai Uk is probably the most convenient traditional walled village to reach from Kowloon and the island. A short train journey to Tai Wai followed by a 15 minute walk gives you a glimpse of life in HK as it was for many people. Modernity has crept in but the village largely remains intact. Well worth a visit but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The history behind the traditional Hakka fortified village and the fact that it still remains and is used by local residents to this day is impressive. However, it doesn't seem there is much interest in making the Tsang Tai Uk village tourist friendly at this point in time. There are plenty of signs pointing you to the fortified village from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

This is a historic and interesting building, but not really a tourist attraction. Building started in mid-1800's at the time of British colonisation of Hong Kong. It is a classical Hakka fortified village with thick outer walls, corner gun towers, and agricultural fields for defence. The public is only welcomed in the front forecourt through the three archways and the... More 

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