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Wong Chuk Hang San Wai 黃竹坑新圍

已有 715 次閱讀2014-8-21 17:55 |個人分類:Southern 南區|系統分類:Travel @ HK

Wong Chuk Hang San Wai

Wong Chuk Hang San Wai was established in 1870s. The Old House at No. 10 Wong Chuk Hang San Wai (黃竹坑新圍10號舊民居) is one of the few traditional Chinese vernacular houses preserved on Hong Kong Island. When we visit this old house, there is not much information in the internet. Since it should not be difficult to locate, we are pleased to search for a while.

This old house is only an individual house in San Wai which was accorded a Grade 2 status by the Antiquities Advisory Board of Hong Kong. Apart from this old house, there is nothing to see nearby. But San Wai is very close to the Ocean Park. If you are not
tired, you may visit San Wai before or after your visit to Ocean Park on Saturdays and Sundays.



















Since this old house in San Wai is not large, if you just want to have a look, ten minutes is sufficient. But if you love to see old construction and architecture, you may spend an hour or more to look around, inside and outside the old house.

Some people may say it is not worthwhile to spend money in renovating and maintaining this old house or similar in Hong Kong, it is a waste of time and money. But I do not think so. In so doing, at least the younger generation can know more about the old architecture of Hong Kong. It is needed to preserve old construction to complete and link the story of history. If money is not spent in this way, it will also be wasted and abused by the civil servants in this or that way, like eating, entertainment, buying gifts for officials of other political bodies, wrong construction, and ... and ... .


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