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So Lo Pun Village , Sha Tau Kok , NT ; HK
Hong Kong

So Lo Pun was a large village in the northeastern corner of New Territory in 1900s , when into decline in the late 1960s and by the 1980s only a handful of villagers remained . The village is now completely abandoned.

鎖羅盆曾經是新界原居民一條大村,歷史可追溯到明末清初,有人為避亂世,帶領族人隱居這片沿海的谷地,村前開闢成耕地。英國人於1898年租借新界,香港發展迅速,經濟繁榮,上世紀60年代,位處偏遠地區的村民,有更多機會在新發展的市鎮找到工作,有些村民甚至遠赴英國謀生,離開的人越來越多,到80年代,基本已沒人留守,村屋任由風吹雨打,到今天已成一條廢村,沒有一間屋是完整的,不過村民仍擁有這裡的土地權。

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