‘Sam Tung’ represents ‘three rows of dwelling’. The symmetrical layout of the village resembles a chessboard with an entrance hall, an assembly hall and an ancestral hall at the central axis. With four individual houses in the middle, the village is completely walled in by rows of houses at the two sides and the back. These unique buildings express the traditional cultural of Chinese architecture, which is to be balance and in harmony.
Inside the houses, different exhibitions are held. A hands-on exhibition entitled ‘The Way We Were’ has been specially designed for visitors to experience village life. Various agricultural implements and everyday objects of the Hakka people are being display in that exhibition. Also, a temporary exhibition is being organized. It is about Chinese Folk Prints. To celebrate the Year of Tiger, the four side houses of the Sam Tung Uk Museum has put on a new display of around 40 Chinese folk prints under four themes: Scenes from Daily Life, Folk Tales from Operas and Legends, Auspicious Pictures and Folk Deities. These colourful prints offer a fascinating insight into China's folk traditions.
Tsuen Wan started to developed in the late 1940's. In the 1970’s, Villagers in Sam Tung Uk Village were relocated due to the construction of Tsuen Wan MTR station. Since then, Tsuen Wan developed even much faster. As time flies, Tuen Wan, nowadays, is totally different. Everything of the old Tuen Wan lost. Sam Tung Uk lives on, as a witness of the change.
Virtual Heritage Explorer provided by Antiquities and Monuments Office : http://vhe.lcsd.gov.hk/vhe/FEBS?pageAction=INTRO&langNo=1&bsid=13
- Mondays, Wednesdays to Sundays(including public holidays) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's day and the first three days of the Chinese New Year
Admission : Free-of-charge