Lo Wai
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BradJill
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Lo Wai is a historic walled village and stop 4 along the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail in Fanling. It is located between Ma Wat Wai (stop 3) and the Tin Hau Temple & Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall (stops 4 & 5) if you are starting this self-guided walk from the south. What you will see today is a well preserved outer wall of the village as well as the historic entrance tower both of which are Declared Monuments in Hong Kong (1997).

Historically, Lo Wai was the first walled village built in the area by the Tang Clan. The grey and black brick wall which was restored in 1997 is in very nice condition at present, providing an up close view and perspective similar to what you will experience at San Wai (stop 11) on the trail. The wall included raised platforms which served the defence of the village in centuries past. Houses within the village were laid out in narrow lanes and orderly rows, similar to nearby walled villages built by later generations of the Tang Clan.

In addition to enjoying the wall around Lo Wai, the main attraction is the entrance tower to the village. Within there is a small shrine and if you peer inside the village on the right, you will see an ancient water well that provided fresh water supply to the village in the distant past.

Do note the signage within the tower entrance to not wander within the village which isn't open to the public for visitation in order to avoid disturbing the local residents of Lo Wai.

Have a look at the surrounding wall, the entrance tower and old water well at Lo Wai and then continue onward to nearby stops 4 & 5, the beautiful Tin Hau Temple & Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall which are just 30-40 metres up the street from the historic Lo Wai Walled Village.
Written March 6, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China149,235 contributions
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Lo Wai is another of the historical villages built by the Tang Clan in the Fanling area of Hong Kong that make up the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail. This attraction is located between Ma Wat Wai village and the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall.

In better condition than nearby Ma Wat Wai, at Lo Wai, you can see a more intact exterior wall to the old village. Of most interest is the entrance gate which is elevated, includes a watch tower structure and Chinese signage.

The exterior wall of this village is in a much better state than other villages that form this heritage trail. However, there is presently quite a bit of scaffolding just past the entrance extending the length of the wall. The village information is obstructed but if you have a look, its not difficult to find.

Note: If you want to see a village with an intact exterior wall as well as corner towers, make sure to visit San Wai on the opposite end of the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail.

Note: For heritage trail information and map, visit the Antiquities and Monuments Leisure Office & Cultural Services Department website.
Written August 31, 2016
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