Kat Hing Wai
Yi Tai Study Hall
The 'Two Emperors Study Hall' was erected by the Tang clan in the 19th century as a school and a shrine to the God of Literature and the...
Shui Tau Tsuen
This 17th-century village founded by the powerful Tangs is a 15-minute walk north of Kam Tin Rd. It's famous for its prow-shaped roofs...
Tang Kwong U Ancestral Hall
Located along the western edge of Shui Tau Tsuen, Tang Kwong U Ancestral Hall was built in the Qing dynasty. It was turned into shops in...
Chiu Chow Rice Roll
A tiny shop that whips up traditional Chiu Chow snacks like shrimp ball soup (蝦棗湯), taro rolls (芋頭卷) and the popular oyster omelette...
Kat Hing Wai information
This tiny village is 500 years old and was walled during the early years of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It contains just one main street, off which a host of dark and narrow alleyways lead. There are quite a few new buildings and retiled older ones in the village. A small temple stands at the end of the street. Visitors are asked to make a donation when they enter the village; put the money in the coin slot by the entrance.
You can take photographs of the old Hakka women in their traditional black trousers, tunics and distinctive bamboo hats with black cloth fringes, but they’ll expect you to pay (around HK$10).
To get here from Yuen Long, get off bus 64K at the first bus stop on Kam Tin Rd, cross the road and walk east for 10 minutes. Alternatively, take a taxi from Kam Sheung Rd West Rail station for about HK$28.