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Lo Wai, Lung Yeuk Tau photo

Situated in the west of Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall, Lo Wai in Lung Yeuk Tau was the 1st walled village among the renowned “5 Wais (walled villages) and 6 Tsuens (villages)” built by the Tang clan, whose ancestors branched out from the main Tang settlement in Kam Tin in the 14th century.

Built on a small hill, Lo Wai is enclosed by brick walls on 4 sides. The original village entrance faced north, but was relocated to face east in order to achieve better fung shui. The narrow entrance was meant to facilitate the defence of the village. Next to the entrance is a well which used to be the water supply for the village. Houses inside the village are arranged orderly. Raised platforms were built on the enclosing walls to serve as watchtowers. Although the village has undergone several renovations, the village walls and layout remain intact.

The entrance tower and enclosing walls of Lo Wai were declared monuments in 1997. A comprehensive restoration of the entrance tower and enclosing walls was completed in 1998.

To avoid disturbance to the residents, the interior of Lo Wai is not open to the public.


To plan your journey to Lo Wai, Lung Yeuk Tau, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Lo Wai" as the destination to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.

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