Tower blocks versus Tsang Tai Uk village, Sha Tin

by Olivia Parker August. 07, 2017 417 views
The curious shape of the guard towers (a hangover from days when Tsang Tai Uk might have had need to defend itself, back in the mid-1900s when it was built) are so incongruous against Hong Kong's more recognisable skyline

The curious shape of the guard towers (a hangover from days when Tsang Tai Uk might have had need to defend itself, back in the mid-1900s when it was built) are so incongruous against Hong Kong's more recognisable skyline

Tsang Tai Uk was apparently built by a rich stonemason to house his clan (the Tsangs), in a pretty intimate rectangular block with three rows of houses linked by courtyards like this one

Tsang Tai Uk was apparently built by a rich stonemason to house his clan (the Tsangs), in a pretty intimate rectangular block with three rows of houses linked by courtyards like this one

Through a door through a door through a door...

Through a door through a door through a door...

Some TripAdvisor bloggers note sniffily that TV aerials and air conditioning units ruin the impression of a 'traditional walled village' - but real people do still live here, despite the deathly silence when I visited

Some TripAdvisor bloggers note sniffily that TV aerials and air conditioning units ruin the impression of a 'traditional walled village' - but real people do still live here, despite the deathly silence when I visited

Not related to Tsang Tai Uk but this cycling man has strapped an ice cooler to his head. Genius

Not related to Tsang Tai Uk but this cycling man has strapped an ice cooler to his head. Genius

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