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Hong Kong Sights

Sam Tung Uk Museum

  • 2 Kwu Uk La. Map It
  • New Territories
  • Museum Village

Updated 11/19/2014

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A walled Hakka village from 1786 was saved from demolition to create this museum. It's in the middle of industrial Tsuen Wan, in the western New Territories, and its quiet courtyards and small interlocking chambers contrast with the nearby residential towers. It looks more like a large home than a village—not surprisingly, the name translates as "Three Beam House." Rigid symmetry dictated the construction: the ancestral hall and two common chambers form a central axis

flanked by private areas. Traditional furniture and farm tools are on display. Head through the courtyards and start your visit in the exhibition hall at the back, where a display gives helpful background on Hakka culture and pre-industrial Tsuen Wan—explanations are sparse elsewhere. You can also try on a Hakka hat.

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2 Kwu Uk La., Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong–China

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–6

Updated 11/19/2014


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