Kim Tin Walled Village in Hong Kong
Kim Tin Walled Village is the best preserved one in Hong Kong with a history of 500 years. Because of this, Kim Tin Walled Village became a very unique place where have a strong icon in both architectural and historical background to be studied.
Type: Scenic Spot
Chinese Name: 吉庆围
Opening Hours: all day
Admission Ticket: Free
Best Time to Visit: October and November
Location: Kam Tin, Yuen Long District, New Territories, Hong Kong(香港新界元朗区锦田)
Kim Tin Walled Village
Kim Tin Walled Village is a Punti walled village in the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong. The village is popularly known as Kim Tin, from the name of the local area. Kat Hing Wai is home to about 400 descendants of the Tang Clan, one of the “Five Great Clans” of the territory who settled here from China during the Song Dynasty.
Why is Kim Tin Walled Village So Special?
Though most of the dwelling houses are rebuilt, the wall and the blockhouses are well preserved in Kim Tin Walled Village; hence the original appearance is maintained. These walled villages witnessed the past of Hong Kong. Kim Tin Walled Village is the best preserved one in Hong Kong with a history of 500 years. Because of this, Kim Tin Walled Village became a very unique place where have a strong icon in both architectural and historical background to be studied.
History of Kim Tin Walled Village
Kim Tin Walled Village was established during the reign of the Ming Chenghua Emperor. The walls enclosing Kim Tin Walled Village were built by Tang Chue-yin and Tang Chik-kin in the early years of the Kangxi reign of the Qing dynasty. The Six-Day War (1899) was fought between the British Empire and the major punti clans of the New Territories in Hong Kong on 14–19 April 1899. The Tang Clan rebelled against British Colonial rule and defended themselves in Kim Tin Walled Village. Following demands from the Tang Clan in 1924, the gate was eventually returned in 1925 by the 16th governor.
How to Get to Kim Tin Walled Village?
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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Kim Tin Walled Village speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
Take the bus No.51 to Kam Tin at the Tsuen Wan Station Exit D or the Tsuen Wan Wharf and then go straight for 5 minutes. Or take the bus No.64 at the Tai Po Market Station of Kowloon-Canton Railway and debus at the Kam Tin Road.
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