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LUK KENG

Luk Keng area is located in the northeastern part of the New Territories.

Kai Kuk Shue Ha is an old village located to the south of the Starling Inlet opposite the town of Shataukok.

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Kai Kuk Shue Ha
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
Kai Kuk Shue Ha Fung has some very old Fung Shui woods.
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
There is an old interesting house in Kai Kuk Shue Ha. It looks like an old hutong.
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
People still stick Chinese guards on the doors to afraid potential ghosts.
Kai Kuk Shue Ha
To go to Kuk Po area, a nice hike leads visitors through the Plover Cove country park.
Plover Cove country park
Plover Cove country park
View on Shenzhen
The trail follows up the coast and offers nice views on Shenzhen.
View on Shenzhen

The first interesting spot on the way to Kuk Po is Fung Hang. Fung Hang is part of Hong Kong's forgotten villages.

Fung Hang
Fung Hang

Fung Hang village is inhabited by the Cheung clan. Some homes are still supplied with electricity and running water. As for Fung Hang it is impossible even to build a road here so it's hard just to get food.

Fung Hang
Fung Hang contains a row of old traditional houses. This village was once home to about 160 people.

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Fung Hang

In Fung Hang village, 50 years ago, villagers’ animals used to graze here. People kept cows, chickens and pigs. There was fishing too.

Young boys fishing on a nice Sunday afternoon with Shenzhen city in the background.
View on Shenzheni
View on Shenzhen
Plover Cove country park
The walk to Kuk Po area is a nice family trail going along sea and mountains.
Plover Cove country park
Plover Cove country par is a preserved area so visitors are expected to keep their rubbish while hiking in order not to spoil the beautiful sceneries.
Plover Cove country park
Plover Cove country park

The track to reach the school in Kuk Po starts in Kai Kuk Shue Ha and goes through Fung Hang. There is public transportation to Fanling from Luk Keng. The journey on foot can take around forty five minutes.

Kuk Po area
The Kuk Po valley is worth visiting. It includes a few remote villages and many old houses. During weekends, many hikers go through Kuk Po valley.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po has an old rural school house. It was built in the 1928 inspired by the Guangzhou Military Academy School.
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po old school

For over three centuries, the area of Kuk Po has been inhabited by seven clans, the Sung, Lee, Ho, Tsang, Cheng, Ng and Yang.

Kuk Po old school
A few children travelled across the bay to attend school everyday. An altar is now installed inside the school.

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Kuk Po old school

In Fung Hang, Kuk Po and many other locations, houses have been converted into snack shops to cater to hikers and other visitors.

The Kuk Po old school was still in use until the early 1990s decade.
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po old school
Old materials from the Kuk Po school such as blackboard, tables and chairs can still be seen.
Kuk Po old school

Nowadays the villages in Kuk Po are mostly deserted. There are only hikers and a few old residents passing through the area.

A stall near to the school is open every Sunday to cater for the hikers. It is owned by local Kuk Po people.
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po old school

The rural decline of Kuk Po is reflected in other village areas as it is remote and almost inaccessible area.

Kuk Po old school
The Kuk Po old school is a strong reminder that this village was once very lively with children.
Kuk Po old school
A few children used to travel across the bay to attend the Kuk Po school everyday.
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po old school
Kuk Po area
Some people can still be seen in Kuk Po area. It is often elderly people.

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Kuk Po area
Some people, who moved to city, come back from time to time during weekends.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area

All inhabitants of Kuk Pu are generally from a farming background.

Kuk Po area
Another row of houses in Kuk Po valley left deserted.
Kuk Po area
Numerous black cows are wandering about abandoned fields in Kuk Po area.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area

In the early 1950's, the population had grown to more than 500 inhabitants.

Kuk Po area
When farmers moved to cities, cows were left idle. Now many of them are left wandering through the Kuk Po valley.
Kuk Po area
There are relatively large piece of flatland located at Luk Keng and Kuk Po.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Many decades ago when transportations were bad, goods from Sha Tau Kok Marke could pass through Kuk Po by boat.
Kuk Po area
There are a few hamlets around Kuk Po area. Most of the houses are empty or dilapidated.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area

Many people used to enjoy fishing and gathering shellfish as the villages were close to the inlet.

Kuk Po area
The deserted village gets back some life after Chinese New Year as former villagers put new red blessing banners on the local temple.

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Kuk Po area
Those abandoned villages are quite scary. it is very sad to see all those empty houses.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Most of the houses are closed and strongly locked.
Kuk Po area
Most of the visitors during the week-end are hikers passing through the Plover Cover country park.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Some old abandoned villages in Kuk Po area still have an earth god altar.
Kuk Po area

Kuk Po is also an example of an ancestral tree which is also the home of the local earth god.

The oldest house in one of the Kuk Po hamlets was built in 1948. This house was still inhabited as a fierce Rottweiler was barking in front of it...so a closer picture was not possible.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Luckily in year 2011 the fierce Rottweiler was not here anymore.
Kuk Po area
It is still inhabited as recent Chinese New Year decorations and few small objects could be seen in the benches in fronf of the house.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
The door is locked but the gate protection is left opened.
Kuk Po area


Around Kuk Po valley, many Chinese tombs can be seen. Tombs with best Feng Shui must have the mountain in the back and the sea or water in the front.
Kuk Po area
Kuk Po area
View on Kat O Harbour
On the way to Tsz Mun Tin, there is a new view on Kat O Harbour. Kat O island can be seen in the background.

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View on Kat O Harbour
Wu Kau Tang is consisting of a number of a few interconnected villages.
Wu Kau Tang
Wu Kau Tang
Wu Kau Tang
Wu Kau Tang is famous for its ecological beauty.

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Wu Kau Tang
A nice and colorful Chinese temple can be seen in Wu Kau Tang.
Wu Kau Tang
Wu Kau Tang


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