Sam Tung Uk Museum

Sam Tung Uk Museum (CN: 三棟屋博物館) is a 200 year-old restored Hakka village that provides an amazing insight into the life of the Hakka people and the communities they built. The walled village, created by the houses themselves along the back and sides, covers 2000 sqm.

Open hours are Monday, Wednesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.



  • Discovery Park (愉景新城) – shopping mall with entertainment and eateries
  • Luk Yeung Galleria (綠楊坊) – shopping mall

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Wikipedia Says


It was built by a Chan (Chinese: 陳, pronounced “chin2 (or tshin2)” in the Hakka dialect) clan under the leadership of the clan patriarch, Chan Yam-shing, in 1786 during the Qing dynasty. The Chan clan was originally from Fujian; they had moved to Guangdong, and then to Hong Kong to engage in farming. The site has been carefully restored and opened to the public as a museum.

Sam Tung Uk was vacated in April 1980 and declared a historic monument in March 1981. The Hong Kong government-funded its restoration and converted it into a museum between 1986 and 1987. The restoration work won the Pacific Heritage Award of the Pacific Asia Tourist Association in 1990.


The entrance, assembly and ancestral halls, and twelve of the original houses are preserved. Other rooms have been modified to accommodate a reception area, an orientation room, an exhibition hall, a museum office, and a lecture theatre. The agricultural implements and everyday objects of Hakka village life are on permanent display. The main exhibition hall at the far end of the building complex changes its displays approximately every six months. Documentation of the restoration process is on display in the Orientation Room.

Source: Wikipedia


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