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Tak Wah Park - A Tranquil Respite in Busy Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Tak Wah Park - Tsuen Wan, Hong KongTak Wah Park is a public park in the centre of Tsuen Wan in New Territories, Hong Kong. It sits on the former site of the walled Hoi Pa Village, which was cleared in the 1980s to make way for the present park.

Hidden in the confines of the former village's brick walls, the park features ancient trees, ponds, bridges and pathways. It serves as tranquil oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of busy Tsuen Wan.

Not all structures of the former village were demolished during the construction of the park. Two buildings were preserved for their historical significance. One is the Chan Yi Cheung Ancestral Hall, a building made from red bricks and green bricks built in 1876 in honor of Chan Yi Cheung, the 27th generation ancestor of the Chan clan in Tsuen Wan.

The other historical building in the park is the Hoi Pa Village Old House, a fine example of traditional southern Chinese village architecture, constructed using rammed earth, green bricks, green tiles and timber. It used to be the home of Mr. Yau Yuen-cheung (1865–1937), a village scholar of Hoi Pa Village. The Old House now serves as an office of the Tsuen Wan Evironmental Resource Centre.

Tak Wah Park is located at Tak Wah Street in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. It is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.

Tak Wah Park - Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong Photos

Tak Wah Park - Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Pavilion at Tak Wah Park

Tak Wah Park - Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Chan Yi Cheung Ancestral Hall at Tak Wah Park

Tak Wah Park - Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Hoi Pa Village Old House in Tak Wah Park

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