Kuk Po Abandoned Village

11 February 2017

In the far north east of Hong Kong, across Starling Inlet from China, lies Kuk Po, a now largely abandoned village. Rural decline is a result of its relative remoteness - the track from Luk Keng is impractical, it is more usual for people to take a boat across and to reach Kuk Po, residents need to pass through the Shek Chung O border crossing with a permit because Sha Tau Kok lies within a restricted border region. 


There are some people living here and while some houses are well and truly demolished others look like they are mothballed rather than abandoned. Who knows, maybe one day the descendants of the Hakka people who have lived here for hundreds of years will come back and bring life back to this remote location. A fascinating walk around.