We went to Tsung Kyam Church Village (崇謙堂村), where there is Tsung Kyam Church (崇謙堂). It is one of these rare villages where there is a church but no ancestral shrine (祠堂). In fact, the village was said to have been named after the church. About a hundred years ago, missionaries established a church, then the believers built their houses around the church …
There is Ma Wat Wai (麻笏圍) walled village. Here is an impressive wall that runs around the small village, where the entrance is guarded by a gate made of iron chains.
Lo Wai (老圍) is another famed walled village.
Lau Shui Heung reservoir (流水響水塘) is used for irrigation. The water is clean and clear, with plenty of fish and lush vegetation all around it. It is a nice, quiet place to spend some time away from the busy city.
Along the way, we can see the KCR, the highway between Fanling and Taipo, and Kau Lung Hang Village (九龍坑村).
The Umbrella is also not far away.
We ended at Lau Lung Hang village, where people farm in the shadow of the MTR railway. Hong Kong is a small place. But not so small that the traditional and the modern should be able to co-exist, and thrive together.