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Sam's Exotic Travels: Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong

Yuen Long , located in the Northwest of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kong's largest alluvial plain. It has an area of 144 kmē.  Like Tai Po, Yuen Long used to be a traditional market town. The total population of Yuen Long is around 534 000.

Coil of Incense with Prayer Card, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong  Cell Call, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong  Narrow Street, Walled Village, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong  Bakery Worker, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong

Kat Hing Wai in Kam Tin is one of the District's best-known walled villages. It is the ancestral home of the Tangs, a famous clan in the territory. Built by the family 500 years ago, it is a rectangular walled village with an area of 100 meters X 90 meters. As a family stronghold, Kat Hing Wai has served the Tangs well through the centuries. In the Qing Dynasty, a five-meter high blue brick wall and four cannon towers were added to defend bandits.

Yuen Long Bakery -This was a stop on a tour, and I am not even sure of it's name - but I know they specialize in "Hang Hueng Wife Cakes" -- or is the name of the bakery "Hang Hueng" and they sell "Wife Cakes".  I'd give the world to know.  Well, that is an exaggeration, but it would be nice to know, as their wife cakes were really good.

 

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