Photographer's Note

Door's detail at the walled town of Fanling, located in Lan Tsuen valley (New Territories), belonging to the Pang familly. The family was the greatest clam in the region. These old villages of narrow alleys have all a wall with gun holes and a familly ancestral hall where ancestors worship continuos to be practiced. These waled villages were built to protect the clams in the many wars against pirates and other clams.

"Fanling Wai (粉嶺圍) is a walled village in Fanling built by the Pang (彭) clan. It is recognisable with the distinctive pond and layout including features such as cannons and watchtowers. All these elements were crafted to form an integral part of the village setting. Fanling Wai is the centre of the Pang clan who arrived in Hong Kong from Guangxi province late in the Song Dynasty." (Wikipedia)

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Additional Photos by Flavia J Soares (Flavia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1871 W: 87 N: 2339] (10352)
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