Passing through new & old
towns along Kwai Chung, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun, just
through the Tai Lam Tunnel is Sheung Shui and Yong Long
area where lies most of the villages. Local villagers
are the earliest settlers in Hong Kong who came from
the Southern part of China as early as in the 10th Century.
Among those, our designated village, the Liu's clan
of Sheung Shui Village is one of the few wealthiest
clan under a single family name "Liu" with
700 years ago and is branched off from several villagers
to more than 5,000 descendants nowadays.
The prosperity of the village, same as other villages;
is very much affected by the selection of a good or
bad Feng Shui burial site for their founding ancestor.
First, we will visit the great grave of Liu's ancestor
and examine how Feng Shui affect the destiny of villages.
Afterwards, on board the coach to Liu's village. Arrives
the village, a rare opportunity with real fun to stop
at the Village Office where an explanation on Liu's
clan book and family book that indicated the origin
and lineages of the clan. Then proceed to the Liu Man
Shek Tong - Liu's Ancestral Hall where is the center
of the village organization and the place to hold for
all traditional ceremonies. Coming to the segment ancestral
hall of Ming Tak Tong where display collections of daily
necessities and ritual utensils such as old weapons,
old fire extinguisher, gongs and bells for ceremonies.
One may have a chance to practice these old tools. Besides,
you can see how to demonstrate the traditional way of
announcing time at mid-night and enjoy a video display
of ancestral worship i.e.the Spring rite and Autumn
rite. The tour enrich with all these funs and excitement
in the village.
On board the coach again and heading towards Tai Po
- Lam Tsuen. Lam Tsuen spreads over a large area covering
26 villages of multi-surnames. To understand the village
life, one should not miss the visit of Tin Hau Temple,
she is the protective goddess for villages. Next to
the temple is the colorful wishing tree. This tree is
populous for its magic on worshipper's wishing.
: 5 hours
Charter tour is available for group