Lai Chi Wo Village is one of the largest and best-preserved Hakka villages in the northeast New Territories. Built over 300 years ago according to traditional geomancy rules, there are a dense fung shui woodland and a fung shui wall behind and fronting the Village respectively, which are believed to help retain wealth and keep out evil spirits. More than 200 houses, constructed mainly of blue bricks and mud bricks, are laying out with 3 longitudinal and 9 horizontal rows progressively up the hill. Some of the houses have been conserved and restored to form the “Hakka Life Experience Village @ Lai Chi Wo”, providing accommodation and experiential learning programmes at village houses with a view to enhancing the public’s understanding on the history of Lai Chi Wo Village and Hakka cultural tradition.
Lai Chi Wo Story Room at Lai Chi Wo Village was developed from the oral history narrated by locals of the 7 Hing Chun Alliance villages and their donated heritage relics. The exhibition is arranged under 4 main themes, namely the lifestyle of culture of the Hing Chun Alliance, traditional medicine and medicinal herbs, traditional marriage and Hakka folk songs, showcasing the ethnic Hakka heritage of the Hing Chun Alliance and the villagers’ modest but colourful lives in the past.
Hakka Life Experience Village at Lai Chi Wo
To plan your journey to Lai Chi Wo Village, you may visit the website below for transport information. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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