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Sung's Ancestral Hall(沙頭角谷埔村宋氏宗祠), Kuk Po, Sha Tau Kok, NT
Hong Kong

Kuk Po and Fung Hang had over 300 years history, is situated in the north eastern New Territories of Hong Kong, to the south of the Starling Inlet (Sha Tau Kok Hoi), opposite the town of Shataukok. Today, the villages nearly all the houses are abandoned. Because there is no road and no job opportunities, the original villagers migrated to live elsewhere.

谷埔村鳳坑村有300多年歷史,位於新界東北部,沙頭角海的南岸,對岸是華界的沙頭角鎮。今日的谷埔及鳳坑的村屋絕大部分已荒廢,任由風吹雨打,自然崩塌,因為這裡交通不便,又沒工作機會,原來的村民都移居到別處了。

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Uploaded: 20/01/2013
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