Daily Archives: March 27, 2013


PLACES – The Hakka Walled Village of Tsang Tai Uk, Sha Tin

‘Big House of the Tsangs’ or Tsang Tai Uk (aka Shan Ha Wai – the ‘Walled Village at the Mountain’s Foot’) is a Hakka walled village in Sha Tin, near Lion Rock Tunnel. It is a Grade I heritage site as of 2007, and is probably the most¬†accessible¬†village of its kind in HK…

Construction began in 1848 by the wealthy granite merchant and stonemason Tsang Koon-Man…

It took 20 years to complete, during a time when HK was awash with pirates. The original construction materials are still intact today, and much of the fortified village is still inhabited…