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HKFP Lens: Farewell to Kowloon’s last walled village as demolition day arrives

by HKURBEX.

Nga Tsin Wai Village, the last remaining walled-village in Kowloon, has over 600 years of history. It is the last of the “Kowloon League of Seven”, a defensive union of seven villages formed to guard against pirates and bandits. A combination of pressure from real estate companies and the Urban Renewal Authority sealed the village’s fate in 2007. A few persistent villagers remained in the complex but, after years of delay, the village was finally cleared out on Monday.

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village.

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

 

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

Nga Tsin Wai Village

HKFP Lens: Farewell to Kowloon's last walled village as demolition day arrives