Abandoned ‘ghost island’ Yim Tin Tsai was once home to 1000+ Hakka people…
…By the late 80s/ early 90s, all of the inhabitants had resettled elsewhere in HK, in Britain and Poland…
…It is now home to just a caretaker, a small organic farm and a small, recently restored UNESCO protected chapel…
…Many of the buildings are now being slowly reclaimed by nature as it is often not known who owns them…
…There are several $35 public ferries from Sai Kung pier on weekends and holidays only. Departure times from Sai Kung: 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm. Departure times from Yim Tin Tsai: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm…
There are snacks available on the island – it is only around 1sq km, so an afternoon visit of around 4 hours would be enough to complete the short hike around the village, cemetery, lookout point, well and abandoned salt farm.
Also on the blog…
- Abadoned TV studios near Sai Kung.
- Central’s abandoned prison and police station.
- Po Kuk abandoned village.
- Wanchai’s abandoned police station.
- Abandoned villages in HK’s ‘wild west’.
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- A tourist map of the island.
- Wiki page.
- CNNgo article and a fellow HK blogger Anna Tam’s article.
- Official website.
Exploring forgotten corners of HK where nature is winning…
- Abandoned TV studios near Sai Kung.
- Abandoned Villages in HK’s ‘Wild West’ (Fan Lau).
- Central’s Abandoned Prison and Police Station.
- Fung Hang Semi-Abandoned Village.
- HK’s Abandoned ‘Ghost Island’, Yim Tin Tsai.
- Kuk Po: Interview with the Only Villager.
- Kuk Po: More Shots from the Abandoned Village Outpost.
- Kuk Po: Photos from HK’s Borderzone Ghost Town.
- Ma Wan Abandoned Town Part 1.
- Ma Wan Abandoned Town Part 2.
- Shing Mun Redoubt, HK’s Secret WWII Tunnels.
- Tung Ping Chau: The Abandoned Hamlets of Hong Kong’s ‘Jumanji Island’.
- Tung Ping Chau: The Abandoned Military Base on HK’s Wild Outpost.
- Tung Ping Chau: Video discussing HK’s Abandoned, Wild Island Outpost.
- Wanchai’s Abandoned Police Station.
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