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LUK KENG

Luk Keng area is located in the northeastern part of the New Territories.

Luk Keng
Luk Keng is a traditional farming village.

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Luk Keng

Mangroves at Luk Keng are semi-natural habitats which are the result of abandonment of rice cultivation in the late 1960s.

Luk Keng is an old traditional rural Hakka village. Many old houses can still be seen in the various villages in Luk Keng area.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng Village was established by the Chan clan around year 1740.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng and Nam Chung have now many fish ponds as rice fields are not used anymore.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
For the sake of peaceful living and farming, local people have a tree for worship.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng village temple is still in very good condition. The altar is really worth seeing.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng village temple has a typical architecture based on two halls.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng, near Sha Tau Kok Closed Area, is one of the most important butterfly hotspots in the Northeast New Territories.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Most of the villagers have abandoned the old village for urban Hong Kong.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng is well-known for its natural scenery and wildlife, which is a contrast to Hong Kong's modern culture.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Old house
This abandoned house starts to be completly eaten by the luxuriant vegetation.
Old house
This abandoned house starts to be completly eaten by the luxuriant vegetation.
Old house
Old house
Trail above Luk Keng
The trail above Luk Keng features many old houses that are abandoned since a few decades.
Trail above Luk Keng
The trail above Luk Keng features many old houses that are abandoned since a few decades.
Trail above Luk Keng
Trail above Luk Keng
Trail above Luk Keng
The trail above Luk Keng features a bent tree over the path.
Trail above Luk Keng
Many village houses in Luk Keng are more than four decades old. Some are still in inhabited.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng
Luk Keng villages are not fully abandoned as there is still a way to go to Fanling through a minibus.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng villages participate every ten years to the "Tai Ping Ching Chiu" festival, which is celebrated in the agrarian communities in the New Territories of Hong Kong.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng

This festival is held every ten years to ask from the gods blessings, comfort and confidence for families. "Tai Ping Ching Chiu" is a Taoist festival of peace and renewal. The participants summon all of their gods and ghosts so that the gods' collective power will renew their lives.

Luk Keng
Luk Keng villages participated to the "Tai Ping Ching Chiu" festival in Lam Tsuen in 2008.
Luk Keng


There are two mangrove stands at Nam Chung. Apart from the mangroves around Nam Chung Lei Uk, another mangrove is found near Nam Chung Yeung Uk.

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Nam Chung Lei Uk
Nam Chung Lei Uk

According to local beliefs, the view in front of the village should be opened and blocked by nothing, so the mangrove in front the village was cut down. The mangroves at Nam Chung were ricefields in the 1950s and 60s.

Nam Chung Yeung Uk
Nam Chung area contains a few villages including Nam Chung Yeung Uk.

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Nam Chung Yeung Uk
Nam Chung area is composed by five separated groups of village houses.

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Nam Chung Cheng Uk
Nam Chung Cheng Uk
Nam Chung Cheng Uk
The Nam Chung residents used to earned a living by farming decades ago. Nowadays, they left the village for better living so the farmlands are deserted.
Nam Chung Cheng Uk

Nam Chung is popular for photographers willing to shoot a large variety of birds.

Normally, traditional Chinese villages have an ancestor hall or clan hall to worship and pay respect to ancestors.
Nam Chung Cheng Uk
Nam Chung Cheng Uk
Nam Chung Yeung Uk
Nam Chung is located at the northern end of the Wilson Trail a 78 km long-distance footpath opened in 1996.
Nam Chung Yeung Uk


Traditional farming village, Luk Keng is facing one of Hong Kong’s best remaining freshwater wetlands. Egrets and herons are among the birds.

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Luk Keng village
Luk Keng village

Luk Keng village is mostly uninhabited. It is however a popular tourist attraction for sightseeing and hiking.

Luk Keng
Roadside food stalls or "Dai Pai Dong" are popular in all Hong Kong districts.
Luk Keng
For the best Ice Milk Tea ("Dung Lai Cha"), restaurant "Chan Fung Kee" is recommended.
Luk Keng
Luk Keng

Luk Keng area provided "dai pai dong" typical restaurant, parking, mini bus service, recreational fishing.

Temple close to Luk Keng
This Chinese temple is located on Luk Keng road. It has a wonderful view on freshwater wetlands.

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Temple close to Luk Keng

Luk Keng is well-known for its natural scenery and wildlife, which is a contrast to Hong Kong's modern culture.

Until the 1990s, Luk Keng village had some of the last vestiges of paddy in Hong Kong.
Temple close to Luk Keng
Temple close to Luk Keng

Luk Keng Village was established by 13 Chan's brothers and their family in the year of 1740.

Luk Keng
Luk Keng has the largest freshwater marsh (32 ha) in Hong Kong. Local people keep a close watch on Luk Keng in order to stop any unfavourable activities or development.

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Luk Keng

Historically, Luk Keng village was used for livestock farming and growing crops. The ruins of the village school can be seen.

This old equipement can be seen inside a bakery shop on the road to Fanling.
Bakery shop
Bakery shop


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