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MUI WO

Lantau island is the biggest island in Hong Kong SAR. It includes famous places such as the world's largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha, Hong Kong airport, Disneyland resort, rural town Mui Wo and traditional Tai O village.

The Silvermine Beach Hotel in Mui Wo boasts breathtaking views of a dazzling beach and serene nature.

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Mui Wo
Mui Wo

Mui Wo is a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island.

Mui Wo
In the back of Mui Wo, there are a few villages, i.e. Luk Tei Tong, Tai Tei Tong, Pak Ngan Heung, Wang Tong that are easily accessible by bicycle or walk.
Mui Wo


Many cultural heritage sites and monuments in Lantau, such as Lung Tsai Ng Yuen, the stone houses at Tai Tung Shan and the Watch Tower at Mui Wo shall be included to ensure that the cultural heritage in Lantau would be well protected.

The granite-made old mansion was constructed by the Yuen's family 80 years ago.

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Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
The mansion is connected to a watchtower and served for guard purposes as well as defence against pirates.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion is a private property. "No unauthorized people allowed in this premises" and "fierce dog" panels are displayed.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Three watchtowers are surrounding Mui Wo, Butterly Hill watchtower ruin, Yuen's watchtower and Luk Tei Tong watchtower.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
The Yuen Family Compound is a privately owned residence. It is a major historical watch tower.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion was established by present owner's grandfather, Mr. Yuen Kwan Yu in the 1920s, who immigrated to Mui Wo from Guangdong.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
The buildings within the compound are constructed of cut granite blocks, the material for which was collected from hills located in Mui Wo area.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion

The compound contains a watchtower that was built for protection against pirates and thieves.

Chung Hau Old Mansion
Shortly after the establishment of the People's Republic of China over 200 people lived in the Yuen Compound.
Chung Hau Old Mansion

They were all clan members who came to Lantau from Guangdong. Most of them worked as farmers and later moved to other parts of Mui Wo.

The Yuen family employed over 40 workers. They owned a rice field and there was a threshing floor in front of the pond.
Chung Hau Old Mansion
Chung Hau Old Mansion

The rice was for consumption by the people living on the Chung Hau compound and any excess was sold to villagers in Mui Wo.

Chung Hau Old Mansion
There is a modern house built in year 1975. This house was built on the site of the original sugar cane processing shed.
Chung Hau Old Mansion


Luk Tei Tong village like many villages is supposed to have hillside behind and water in front in order to have a good "feng shui". Most of the rice fields are now abandoned.

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Luk Tei Tong
Luk Tei Tong

Bicycle transport to the ferry is an essential part of residential life in the Mui Wo area.

Luk Tei Tong
As cars are forbidden on Lantau island, the primary mode of transportation is the bicycle.
Luk Tei Tong
There is a small local Tin Hau temple inside Luk Tei Tong village. It is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.

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Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau temple
Tin Hau temple
Many expats moved to Mui Wo because it is quiet, cheap and still accessible to Central.
Tin Hau temple


The watchtower at Luk Tei Tong has been dated to approximately 1930. The tower was constructed for protection against bandits. The clans of the village are Tsang, Kam, Lam, Wong and Wan.

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Luk Tei Tong
Luk Tei Tong

Some local people would like to turn the Luk Tei Tong watch tower into a museum.

Luk Tei Tong
There are several watchtowers in Mui Wo. One of them is located at Luk Tei Tong and was built by the Tsang's family around 60 years ago.
Luk Tei Tong
Similar to many villages in Hong Kong, houses are built very close together as each indigenous resident can get a tiny plot of land.
Luk Tei Tong
Luk Tei Tong


Mui Wo
Small shrine on the way to Tai Tei Tong and Pak Ngan Heung villages.
Mui Wo
The earth god of the "head" of a village guarded the "head" of the village, and his counterpart of the "tail" of the village guarded the "tail" of the village.
Tai Tei Tong
Tai Tei Tong
Pak Tai temple
Pak Tai Temple is located at the square at the entrance of Tai Tei Tong Village. The temple is for worshiping Pak Tai.

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Pak Tai temple
There is a huge square outside the temple where villagers hold gathering and banquets.
Tai Tei Tong
Tai Tei Tong

According to a plan to enrich Mui Wo's rural character, a bicycling track and a heritage trail will connect scattered points of interest in the Mui Wo hinterland.

Tai Tei Tong
This old 1968 school is located in Tai Tei Tong village.
Tai Tei Tong

Tai Tei Tong is a green and quiet area in Mui Wo. It is about 15 minutes to Mui Wo pier.

In Tai Tei Tong, it is possible to rent village houses. One floor is 700 sq. ft. and cost around 5000 HKD.
Tai Tei Tong
Tai Tei Tong


Pak Ngan Heung
Before going to Man Mo Temple, visitors have to go through Pak Ngan Heung village.
Pak Ngan Heung

Pak Ngan Heung is a small village lying with around one hundred low-rise buildings of 2 to 3 storeys. There are very good fung shui woods and farmlands.

Man Mo Temple is the oldest temple in Mui Wo. It was built around 400 years ago.

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Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
The Man Mo Old Temple was believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty. It is small but well-maintained.
Man Mo Temple
Pak Ngan Heung lies in a more inland area of Mui Wo. This is an area of orchards, small fields and a marsh surrounded by mature fung shui woods and intersected by several streams.
Village house
Village house


Silver Mine Bay Waterfall Garden
Silver Mine Bay Waterfall Park is near Pak Ngan Heung. There is a Chinese style pavilion. The park is next to Lower Silver Mine Falls with beautiful views.

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Silver Mine Bay Waterfall Garden

The old silverlead mine was opened about 1891.

Lantau's nature heritage trail is a hiking route of about 10km from Tung Chung to Mui Wo. The route offers scenic attractions all the way, i.e. Tai Ho River, the relics of various villages, such as Pak Mong, Ngau Kwu Long, Tai Ho, Pak Ngan Heung and Wang Tong which have a long history.
Wang Tong
Wang Tong
Wang Tong
Wang Tong is one holiday home center. The result is overcrowding and noise during weekends and holidays.
Wang Tong

Rental of holiday flats is part of the economy in rural areas. These economic activities generate income for flat owners and provide employment opportunities in the areas concerned.



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