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Po Toi O Fishing Village(布袋澳村2), Tai Au Mun, Sai Kung, HK
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Po Toi O is a small fishing village at Clear Water Bay Peninsula, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong. The village is situated at a bay shaped like a sack, thus earning its name Po Toi (meaning a "sack"). This small fishing village has two seafood restaurants and is popular with tourists. There is a Hung Shing Temple in Po Toi O. The temple was probably built in 1663. A Kung So (公所) building adjacent to the temple was built in 1740. It was used to deal with village affairs and served as a school until the 1930s.

布袋澳漁村位於西貢清水灣半島,小漁村所在的海灣遠看極像一個布袋,只有一個出入口,漁民利用這處不怕風浪的海灣來飬殖海鮮,村中有兩家海鮮酒家,吸引不少中外遊客慕名而來。漁村有座洪聖廟,始建於1663年,旁邊的村公所也有200多年歷史,是處理村中事務及小孩念書的地方。

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Uploaded: 12/05/2012
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