It may be possible to revitalise Hong Kong villages so they still have rural character and are great places to live – and visit.
culture and heritage
Pak Sha O, a village in the wilds of the Sai Kung Peninsula, seems almost suspended in time.
At Ping Shan, there's a cluster of venerable buildings including two of the grandest ancestral halls and the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong.
Pak Sha O, a village in the wilds of the Sai Kung Peninsula, seems almost suspended in time. As you approach on foot – there's no road access - trees hide it from view. Pass through these, and you see white-painted, two storey houses, mostly arrayed in terraces on gently sloping land.
Explore - quietly!, and you'll find grassy gardens, stony ruins adjoining sturdy buildings, renovation work underway. Though it's like a folk museum, there are homes equipped with all mod cons.
There are many Second World War relics in Hong Kong, several of which are well worth visiting.
Tai Fu Tai Mansion (大夫第) was probably built in around 1870.