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Address: 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China
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852 2411 2001
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10:00 - 18:00
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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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Great for a History buff

Worth visiting especially if you love learning about other's culture and history. The musuem was once a Hakka clan’s fortified village that was originally built in 1786. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rezani R
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth visiting especially if you love learning about other's culture and history. The musuem was once a Hakka clan’s fortified village that was originally built in 1786. It is very close to Tsuen Wan MTR station. Admission is free. There are many displays there worth checking out. Area is clean. I went on a Saturday morning around 10am - there... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I simply love this little museum, which is the restored portion of an old Hakka village which was on this site and inhabited until the construction of the Tsuen Wan MTR line necessitate partial demolition of the village and relocation of the villagers to another site. There are some rooms with original furniture from old times, which is really interesting... More 

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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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Thank GoodWick65
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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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Thank Robert B
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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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Switzerland
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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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