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Kat Hing Wai Walled Village in Hong Kong

Kat Hing Wai ( 吉慶圍;  Mandarin pinyin:  Jíqìng wéi)  is an ancient walled hamlet in Kam Tin village ( 錦田; Mandarin pinyin: Jǐn tián)  , one of the oldest settlements in Hong Kong's New Territories.  It is located in Yuen Long District, in the northwestern part of Hong Kong. The district borders on Shenzhen in mainland China.  To get to Kam Tin village you can take the purple line towards Tuen Mun and get off at Kam Sheung Road MTR Station. Kam Tin town and Kat Hing Wai village are only around 10-15 minutes on foot from the station (see map below). Yuen Long District, in Hong Kong's New Territories View Larger Map   When I arrived at Kam Sheung Road Station, I was very surprised; I felt as though I was not in Hong Kong any more, but in a small, sleepy Chinese town on the countryside. There were no skyscrapers, no crowded streets or traffic jams. In front of the MTR station there was a huge square and a flea market, people strolled leisurely aroun