The travelers going to Hong Kong must too be familiar with skyscrapers, busy streets, cars, and the scenery of colorful lights. However, there are places where urbanization and modernization have not yet invaded, villages with ancient beauty, rustic people are worthwhile to visit and learn about Hong Kong culture. Kat Hing Wai Walled Village Hong Kong is one of the villages with a long tradition of culture with a famous wall surrounding. The legend of this wall was built by ancient ancestors to protect the village from rival clans, bandits or beasts and is preserved to this day as a historical proof. Let’s joining Living Nomads to explore this old village of Kat Hing Wai Walled to experience a day back in time to find the history.

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New Territories Landscape

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Beef noodles
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The map of New Territories Hong Kong

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The itinerary 1 day to explore the ancient village of Kat Hing Wai Walled Village in Hong Kong New Territories

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Because it was the first time our group went to Hong Kong, so we decided to book a day tour of Klook to be picked up and sightseeing guided. Thanks to the guide, we have heard many interesting stories that cannot be found online about the history and customs of the people in the old village. Because of the day tour, so in the evening we still have time to take a cruise on Victoria Bay and watching the special lighting shows. You can refer to the attached links below.

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An ancient house

Visit the ancient village of Kat Hing Wai Walled Village

As mentioned above, the 500-year-old ancient village is considered the oldest ancient village in Hong Kong. Until now, the village still retains its architecture with ancient houses lying close together, surrounded by solid brick wall to protect the village territory. People in the old village wear traditional costumes and are very welcoming to visitors. There is no entrance fee to access the village, but if you want to take photos with people dressed in traditional costumes then send them a small sum of money, this is the village tourism culture.

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Flowers to celebrate the lunar new year
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Old houses tinted with time
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A corner of the village
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Items you can only find from ancient times
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A woman wearing traditional clothes
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The inhabitants of the village

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Address: 9 Kam Sheung Rd, Kam Tin, Hong Kong
Hours: Open 24 hours

Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

The wishing tree 700 years old, famous for its sacred attracts a lot of people come here to pray, from locals to foreign tourists. Hong Kong people believe that throw the higher the wish paper is, the higher the wish will be came true easily.

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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree (1)

Address: Lam Tsuen Heung Kung Sho Rd, Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong
Hours: 9AM–5:30PM

Old Tai Po Market Railway Station

This station was renamed the Hong Kong Railway Museum, displaying many of the huge and rare locomotives from around the world.

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Locomotive 51
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Take photos on the track
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Inside the train

Address: 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong, China
Hours: 10AM–6PM / Tuesday: Closed

Sha Tin Che Kung Temple

Che Kung Temple is the place to worship 3 generals with great merit serving in 3 different kings. Entering the temple, you will be amazed in front of the statue of God Che Kung “super huge” in the main hall. People often come to Che Kung temple to pray for luck, peace, and health.

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Super huge Che Kung Statue
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Praying

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Address: Che Kung, Miu Rd, Tai Wai, Hong Kong
Hours: 7AM–6PM

So end the itinerary for a day to visit the ancient New Territories Hong Kong, immersed in historical stories and experience the unique cultural interference in Hong Kong. A peaceful and worthwhile trip.

Hong Kong magical night
Hong Kong magical night

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