kat hing wai..

Just a forty minutes drive from my house is one of the last remaining walled villages in Hong Kong, Kat Hing Wai. Kat Hing Wai was originally built by the Tang clan to protect against rival clans, pirates and tigers. Oh my!  The inhabitants were also not pleased to be leased to colonial rule by the Chinese in 1898. So a year later Kat Hing Wai was the site one of the last British skirmishes.  

The entrance to the village. 

I was so obsessed with this vase. I have never seen one like it in all of Hong Kong. I had already spent all my money and had to borrow from my friend . The old lady and I bartered furiously. Her with an abacus and I with my iphone calculator app. Now she's happily sitting in my living room.


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