Tung Kok Wai

Tung Kok Wai, Hong Kong: Address, Tung Kok Wai Reviews: 3.5/5

Tung Kok Wai
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,335 contributions
Historic walled village and stop 7 on the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail
Mar 2021
Tung Kok Wai is stop 7 along the Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail if you are starting from the south and making your way east and north along this self-guided walk in Fanling. It is located between the Tang Chung Ancestral Hall (stop 6) and Wing Ning Tsuen (stop 8). What you see today is tower entrance to the original village as well as small tracts of the original wall that once surrounded Tung Kok Wai.

Historically, the village of Tung Kok Wai (Eastern Walled Village) dates back around 500 years. The ancient walled village was originally surrounded by a moat which has long been filled in. It included four watchtowers as well. Houses within were built in four rows and there was a shrine located at the end of the centre alley, all being similar to other Tang Clan walled villages around the Heritage Trail.

Unfortunately, all that remains of the the original walled village today is the entrance tower. If you step inside you will see a small shrine as well as the red sandstone column bases and two granite square blocks which are believed to have been part of a temple that was built here around the time the village was originally constructed.

Note: There is no information panel posted outside the Tung Kok Wai heritage attraction. However, you will find a historical account of this old walled village in the Tang Chung Ancestral Hall (stop 6) in the Rear Hall where there are panels setup with the history of each of the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail attractions.

Have a brief look at the Entrance Tower of Tung Kok Wai and then make your way onward to Wing Ning Tsuen, which is the next stop on the trail. It is around a 5 minute walk north and west of here.
Written March 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,335 contributions
Well preserved village entrance in Fanling
Aug 2016 • Solo
Tung Kok Wai is one of several old village structures that you can see as part of the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail in Fanling. This attraction is situated between the Wing Ning Tsuen village and the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall building.

Here you will find a portion of the old wall that used to surround this 500 year old village. What you are looking for is the gated entrance with included Chinese character signage topped by a viewing tower. The entrance is elevated on a platform which served to prevent flooding in centuries past.

This is a well preserved entrance that is nice to see. The village within doesn't offer much in terms of quality sightseeing so just have a quick look at the Tung Kok Wai village entrance and make your way to the next inclusion along the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail.

Note: You can find more information about the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, the various attractions you can see and downloadable maps directly on the Antiquities and Monuments Leisure Office & Cultural Services Department website 'Heritage Trails page.
Written August 31, 2016
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