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Kau Tam Tso (烏蛟騰九擔租村), Wu Kau Tang, NT
Hong Kong

Kau Tam Tso Village is located in the Northeast New Territories, close to the village of Wu Kau Tang. Which has over 10 Village houses with surnames of Lee and Lau. By the 1970s, the villagers had moved to Tai Po, leaving vacant ancestral home. The area around here has been“Conservation Area”.

九担租村位於新界東北,鄰近烏蛟騰村。這條客家村村民分別姓李及姓劉,村中有十多幢兩至三層高的村屋,由於交通不便,上世紀70年代,村民陸續搬到大埔居住,現在村屋大多空置。這裡一帶已列作自然保育區。

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