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Hong Kong Sights

Law Uk Folk Museum

Updated 02/03/2013

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This restored Hakka house was once the home of the Law family, who arrived here from Guangdong in the mid-18th century. It's the perfect example of a triple-jian, double-lang residence. Jian are enclosed rooms—here, the bedroom, living room, and workroom at the back. The front storeroom and kitchen are the lang, where the walls don't reach up to the roof, and thus allow air in. Although the museum is small, informative texts outside and displays

of rural furniture and farm implements inside give a powerful idea of what rural Hong Kong was like. It's definitely worth a trip to bustling industrial Chai Wan, at the eastern end of the MTR, to see it. Photos show what the area looked like in the 1930s—these days a leafy square is the only reminder of the woodlands and fields that once surrounded this buttermilk-color dwelling.

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Address:

14 Kut Shing St., Chai Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong–China

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Phone:

/2896–7006

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Wed., Fri.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 1–6

Updated 02/03/2013

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Jul 28, 2005

Insight into Hong Kong's History

This is a well preserved clan house - really a small walled villiage. It has interesting displays concerning how the families here lived and worked. Kids would love it. Only a short walk (well signed) from the MTR)

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