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A typical Hakka fortified village built in 1848 as a stronghold for the...

A typical Hakka fortified village built in 1848 as a stronghold for the Tsang clan.

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A block of flats - the unusual way

Surprise surprise, this is not a tourist attraction but a place where people live! Anyway, a very nice authentic piece of Hong Kong very different from busy and packed Kowloon or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Hlucin, Czech Republic

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Hlucin, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Surprise surprise, this is not a tourist attraction but a place where people live! Anyway, a very nice authentic piece of Hong Kong very different from busy and packed Kowloon or upscale European-styled Central.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Might be disappointing if you want to see walled houses entirely traditional. The layout is meant to be traditional; however, the walls of many core families have been renovated and you see patches of different colours with eye sores such as air-conditioners and aluminium window frames.

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Hong Kong, China
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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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