in Hong Kong - New Territories
Lo Wai is the first built of the five renowned
walled villages in Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling established
by the Tang clan whose ancestors branched out from
the main Tang settlement in Kam Tin in the 13th
century. The Tangs since then established eleven
villages in the area, known as 'Five Wais (Walled
villages) and Six Tsuens (Villages)'.
Lo Wai is a village enclosed by brick walls on
four sides. The present village entrance tower is
not the original one which faced the north but was
relocated towards the east in order to achieve better
fung shui. Although the wai has undergone changes
with the entrance tower relocated, most of the original
village wall and the layout of the village still
Repairs to a portion of the wall was undertaken
in 1991 with funds provided by the North District
Office. The entrance tower and enclosing walls of
Lo Wai were declared a monument on 31 January 1997.
Full restoration works were completed in 1998.
Entrance Tower of Lo Wai
9:00am – 5:00pm
To avoid disturbance to local residents, the interior of Lo Wai is not open to the public.