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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 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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