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Tsang Tai Uk

At the foot of Lion Rock, Hong Kong, China
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A typical Hakka fortified village built in 1848 as a stronghold for the Tsang clan.
  • Excellent6%
  • Very good45%
  • Average43%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
2 Nov 2016
“Tsang Tai Uk - literally means Tsang's Big House ”
24 Oct 2015
“A block of flats - the unusual way”
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At the foot of Lion Rock, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Built by a wealthy stone mason for his family in this what was the idyllic countryside in 1870's. Rather unusual architectural design, most residents are the descendants of the clan. Worth taking a look if you are cycling round the New Territories.

Thank alexchk
Reviewed 24 October 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.

1  Thank Pavel K
Reviewed 14 August 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...More

Thank hktraveller328
Reviewed 18 November 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...More

2  Thank LVEATW2014
Reviewed 1 March 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....More

1  Thank OS_HK1
Reviewed 31 January 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...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 18 December 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....More

Thank Hyenaoffal
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