Lai Chi Wo
Historical Relics

Trail Summary
1.2 km
0.75 hours
North New Territories
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Lai Chi Wo Village was an ancient Hakka village built over 400 years. As the village name suggests, this area was once known for its lychee. The village sits in the west and faces east, has enclosing walls, and is inscribed with “The purple air comes from the East” at the entrance and “The east provides purple air” and “The west receives propitious lights” at the two sides which carry auspicious meaning. Village houses are arranged in 9 rows and 3 columns which is a traditional Hakka village plan. The exterior of the houses were built with brick and rock; sand, mud and grain. Bathroom on the left and kitchen on the right preserve a traditional arrangement of a Hakka village house. The village has three Ancestral Halls, and Hip Tin Temple and Hok Shan Monastery for the worship of Kwai Tai and Kwun Yum respectively situated in the village square, are Grade 3 historic buildings with over 100 years of history. Villagers provide Hakka snack and drinks at weekends or in the holidays near Siu Ying School in Hing Chun Yeuk by the temples. A walk through Lai Chi Wo will bring you back in time to the old days of Hong Kong for your immersion in traditional Hakka culture.

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Transportation Information

Take public transport to Wu Kau Tang bus terminus or Green Minibus terminus located at Chi Sum Road. Then walk from Wu Kau Tang to Lai Chi Wo for 2 hours; or take ferry to reach & leave Lai Chi Wo

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 275R (275R only runs on Sundays and public holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 20R

Ferry Service (Source: Transport Department)
- Ma Liu Shui to Lai Chi Wo (Depart at 09:00 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Lai Chi Wo to Ma Liu Shui (Depart at 15:30 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Tai Shui Hang to Lai Chi Wo / Kat O / Ap Chau (Tuesdays and Thursdays only, except public holidays.) Depart at 09:00 at Tai Shui Hang, pass by Lai Chi Wo and Kat O, then depart at 12:45 at Ap Chau)
- Sha Tau Kok to Lai Chi Wo / Ap Chau / Kat O (No service on Tuesday (except Public Holidays)) (Depart at 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 15:15, 17:00 at Sha Tau Kok). Note1, 2

Note1: Passengers must obtain the valid Sha Tau Kok Closed Area Permit before boarding at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.
Note2: Passengers should purchase return ticket together with a departure ticket while on board at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.


Tourism Closed Area Permit (Individual) could be applied through Online Application Platform of Hong Kong Police Force

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page

Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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