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FANLING

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A small farming settlement for several centuries, Fanling is now a huge satellite town, part of the North district. There is, however, a traditional part of Fanling that still preserves its rural atmosphere.



Along Fanling highway
Along Fanling highway
This beautiful private house mixing Western and Chinese influence can be seen along the Fanling highway.

The North District is situated at the northernmost part of Hong Kong and is separated from Shenzhen by a river.

Along Fanling highway
Along Fanling highway
It was certainly the house of a local rich merchant. Previously clan lineages owned much of the agricultural land in the region and controlled some of the most lucrative aspects of market town commerce.

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Along Fanling highway
Along Fanling highway
This mansion of a rich merchant is built in traditional Chinese style mixing Western influence.

The early settlers in the North District were farmers. So many agricultural lots can still be seen nowadays. Today, Fanling has already been developed into a modern community, yet the changes have not eliminated the traditional agricultural communities and villages.

Along Fanling highway
Along Fanling highway
In New Territories, there are other beautiful mansions such as Tai Fu Tai Mansion in San Tin, Shek Lo in Lung Yeuk Tau.
Along Fanling highway
Along Fanling highway
This mansion is privately owned, so it cannot be visited. Anyway it is still possible to enjoy its external architecture.


Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
This nunnery is located along the Sha Tau Kok Road. It is surrounded by high walls.

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Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Inside the nunnery, there is a beautiful traditional Chinese garden with pond and elegant buildings.
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
There is a building where visitors can enjoy drinking tea and looking at the beautiful scenery.
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
This nunnery design resembles that of ancient palaces. It includes a pond and a pavilion at the centre of a lake.
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Road
The architecture of a garden consists of pavilions for various purposes, walkways, and outer and inner walls. The walls have moon-shaped doorways and small windows in the shapes of vases.
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
Along Sha Tau Kok Road
A Chinese garden mixes man-made landscape with natural scenery, architecture, painting, literature, calligraphy and horticulture.


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