Kau Wa Keng Village 九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

九華徑村

A quiet and peaceful village situated just next to a very busy district, Mei Foo, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Additional info from wikipedia:

Kau Wa Keng (Chinese: 九華徑), or Kau Wa Kang, is a village and valley in Kwai Chung of Hong Kong. It is located near the reclaimed Lai Chi Kok Bay of New Kowloon. Three rivers in valley joined at the bay and formed a beach at estuary.

The village of Kau Wa Keng is built at the eastern side of valley with cultivation besides the rivers. The ancestor hall and Yeung Ching School (養正學校) is located in the village. It was formerly known as Kau Pa Keng (狗爬徑) which means dog climbing path. It was later renamed to present name of Kau Wa Keng, lit. nine beautiful path. A new village Kau Wa Keng San Tsuen (九華徑新村) is founded at western side of the valley after the influx of immigrants from mainland China after World War II, and during and after Chinese Civil War.

Before Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in 1941, the village was one of hiding place for many writers in China.

Nowadays, although the valley is more closed to the community of Lai Chi Kok, it traditionally and administratively belongs to Kwai Chung.

九華徑為香港新界葵青區的一個地方,原名為狗爬徑,因為舊時山路極陡斜,村民及野狗上山時都似爬行模樣,後來因名稱不雅而改作九華徑。

九華徑位於下葵涌東南面,範圍包括九華徑村、九華徑新村、南面的荔灣花園和華豐園以及位於荔園舊址的住宅華荔邨和荔欣苑。南面的呈祥道為深水埗區及葵青區的分界,所以該區屬於葵青區。但清麗苑及盈暉臺是屬於深水埗區。

據報載,中華民國總統馬英九在出生時,曾在九華徑村居住(其母秦厚修女士則在荔園售票)。同時不少左派文化人士在香港避難時,也住在九華徑村。

11 thoughts on “Kau Wa Keng Village 九華徑村

  1. alliot says:

    Just cannot believe that there’s such a quiet and nice place in Mei Foo.
    Through your eyes, we see beauty and treasures that we missed.
    Your pictures are sensitive and sublime!!
    Thanks for touring us around, dear Agnes!

    • Agnes Leung says:

      Actually this place gives me a lot of childhood memories, because I lived in Yune Long, the country side of Hong Kong. I feel almost at home when I first visit this place, it is really a gem in the busy city! Thanks for your compliments Alliot!

  2. amy says:

    amazing photography! how can some rusty fences look so artistic! and the rabbits are so cute! really love all the little details you captured. :)

  3. Jessica Bredbury says:

    These are lovely photos! would you be able to tell me how to get the Kau Wa Keng village? What road is it on? I would love to go and visit it!
    Thank you so much

    • Agnes Leung says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for your compliment. This village is just situated near Mei Foo, a few steps from the number 6 bus terminal in Lai Chi Kok. The entrance of the village is in Lai King Hill Road, exactly opposite to a public housing estate.

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