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A small farming settlement for several centuries, Fanling is now a
huge satellite town, part of the North district. There is, however, a traditional part of
Fanling that still preserves its rural atmosphere.
This beautiful private house mixing Western and Chinese influence
can be seen along the Fanling highway.
The North District is situated at the northernmost part of Hong
Kong and is separated from Shenzhen by a river.
It was certainly the house of a local rich merchant. Previously clan lineages owned much
of the agricultural land in the region and controlled
some of the most lucrative aspects of market town commerce.
This mansion of a rich merchant is built in traditional Chinese style
mixing Western influence.
The early settlers in the North District were farmers.
So many agricultural lots can still be seen nowadays. Today, Fanling has already been developed into a
modern community, yet the changes have not eliminated the traditional agricultural communities and villages.
In New Territories, there are other beautiful mansions such as
Tai Fu Tai Mansion in San Tin, Shek Lo in Lung Yeuk Tau.
This mansion is privately owned, so it cannot be visited. Anyway it is still
possible to enjoy its external architecture.
Sha Tau Kok Road
This nunnery is located along the Sha Tau Kok Road. It is surrounded by high walls.