Lai Chi Wo
Lai Chi Wo (
Traditional Chinese: 荔枝窩， Hakka Dialect：Lit Zi Wo) is a villagein Sha Tau Kok, in Hong Kong, China.
Lai Chi Wo has one of the best
feng shuiforests in Hong Kong. Inhabitants of this village were from the Tsang and Wong Hakkafamilies. Only one family still lives there and the rest have either moved overseas or to other parts of Hong Kong. The village is making a comeback after a dormant period by offering ecotourists in Hong Kong very good hiking trips and interesting history. There are presently 2 food stalls opened by villagers offering traditional Hakka dishes.
As the name suggests, this area was once known for its
lycheetrees. But in the 1960s and 1970s villagers found it more profitable to plant Mandarins, which could fetch good prices towards Chinese New Year (as they are seen as auspicious), and lychee trees became scarcer.
* Hip Tin Temple and Hok Shan Monastery are Grade II historic buildings.
* The Lai Chi Wo Special Area was designated as a Special Area in 2005 and covers 1 hectare. [ [http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_lea/cp_sa.html Country Parks & Special Areas] ]
* [http://www.hiking-in-hong-kong.co.uk/hiking-trail/north-new-territories/nature-trail/lai-chi-wo-nature-trail/area/21/index.html Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail]
* [http://laichiwo.wordpress.com More information on Lai Chi Wo]
* [http://www.fotop.net/alannet/LaiChiWo Pictures of Lai Chi Wo]
* [http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/557689966vJPoQM More pictures of Lai Chi Wo]
* [http://www.hkoutdoors.com/new-territories/lai-chi-wo.html Hiking in Lai Chi Wo]
* [http://www.ofta.gov.hk/en/ca_bd/country_map/OFTA-68.pdf Map showing Lai Chi Wo]
* [http://www.hkherbarium.net/herbarium/Topics/FSW/FSW_3_e.htm The Fung Shui Story of Lai Chi Wo]
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