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Address: 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2411 2001
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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Old rural walled village that has been turned into a museum

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A good glimpse into village life in Hong Kong from the late 19th century to the early 70's. Its really easy to get here via the MTR, and post-visit, the surrounding environs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
Michael C
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

An interesting glimpse into the late 19th century, complete with artefacts, including a playable musical instrument! It was deserted when we visited which made for good photos. Very much worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A good glimpse into village life in Hong Kong from the late 19th century to the early 70's. Its really easy to get here via the MTR, and post-visit, the surrounding environs offers all the conveniences without the maddening crowds of downtown Hong Kong.

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Thank Michael C
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Hong Kong has a unique history and culture that is much more interesting than the shopping malls. The New Territories was added later to Hong Kong (1898) and had its own indigenous people (the Hakka), who had a highly developed village farming culture that the British showed remarkable respect for. This is a walled house, a kind of village in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Informative and well-kept. Although small, it gave an excellent idea of farming life in a walled village in the 18th century to the 1970s. Pleasant park setting in the midst of Tsuen Wan. Only a short stroll from Tsuen Wan MTR and the Galleria mall. Free admission and no crowds. :)

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Thank 8snowflake8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot within easy walk of L'hotel Nina Exhibition Centre. Took kids of ages 1, 8 & 10. Elder ones learnt a bit and loved the exhibition hall. Was tricky with a pram as many steps up and down.... maybe suggest we'd have been better to leave pram at entry and carry bubs. Cant argue with the price either!!!! Nice... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This place is a beautiful architectural contrast to the HK Skyscrapers and modern life. This place is easy to reach via MTR. Worth a visit and it is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a pretty much hidden restored Hakka village museum - I had walked close by for almost 15 years to the Tsuen Wan MTR without noticing it. It's well worth a visit if you're interested in old Hong Kong and how the former inhabitants of the New Territories and Hong Kong lived. The restored compound features a number of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Especially if you like architecture and learning about how people lived, Sam Tung Uk is a valuable visit. It is a short walk from the Tsuen Wan MTR station. Sam Tung Uk is a compound created by one of the wealthier families in the Hakka ethnic community. Immediate and extended family lived in this compound, and you can wander through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Sam Tung Uk is a restored Hakka Village once belonging to the Chan clan who migrated to Tsuen Wan from China over 200 years ago. The lecture room at the back of the village shows three RTHK documentaries regarding aspects of the clans migration, lifestyle and farming methods which are really dated but still interesting. Some reconstructed rooms with furniture... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you're interested in Hong Kong history, consider visiting this free off-the-beaten-tourist-path museum. The place contains a small park and several traditional Hakka houses with expositions on the history of Tsuen Wan (mostly in Chinese but some visual exhibits are self-explanatory). It's a good place to spend an hour if you're interested in history or Chinese culture.

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