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Report - Yim Tin Tsai Ghost village, Hong Kong

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by HughieD, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    I first visited the ghost village of Yim Tin Tsai back in the Summer of 2012. It was before I was officially into urbexing. I had to do a revisit to see how the place looked three years down the line. It’s harder to get to than say Ma Wan as you have to get a boat out of Sai Kung (in the North East of Hong Kong) to the small island of YimTinTsai itself. Last time I stumbled across the place and had limited time there due to the returning boat times. This time I made sure I had plenty of time at this gem of a place. Some things had changed slightly (one of the larger houses has been renovated and turned into a heritage museum) but the majority of the village was as before but slightly further down the line.

    The history is here (from my previous report):

    “The island was originally settled by members of the Hakka Chan clan in the 19th century. They made a living through fishing, farming and salt making and the "ghost island" of Yim Tin Tsai once boasted over 1,000 inhabitants from the Hakka clan in the small islands one and only village. Perhaps unsurprisingly Yim Tin Tsai actually translates as "Little Salt farm".

    The island underwent a gradual depopulation throughout the 80s and 90s and is now abandoned. The island is just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Sai Kung pier and is well worth the three or four hours a round trip takes. The really striking thing is the sheer number of abandoned houses, many full of the previous occupant's possessions which they appear to have just left there when they abandoned their homes. Most of the houses which are slowly being reclaimed by nature were built in the 1950s but some look older.”


    Like my Ma Wan report, due to the sheer volume of pictures, I’m going to split the report in half. Here’s the first swathe of pictures:

    The first row of houses you come to are unchanged:

    [​IMG]img0315 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0316 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the artefacts left behind also remain:

    [​IMG]img0323 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    [​IMG]img0324 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    These houses are as I remember:

    [​IMG]img0325 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0326 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0328 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0329 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0330 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Well, the pots are still there:

    [​IMG]img0314 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Although some graffiti has mysteriously appeared:

    [​IMG]img0321 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    Not too sure what this says…

    [​IMG]img0322 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A vintage fridge rusts away:

    [​IMG]img0319 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This time I also took in the cemetery:

    [​IMG]img0331 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    [​IMG]img0332 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Back to the village and more abandoned houses:

    [​IMG]img0336 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0337 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0338 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0339 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0340 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img0342 by HughieDW, on Flickr
     

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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Good stuff mate, I like these reports from Hong Kong.
     
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  3. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers mate. This place is nowhere near as big as Ma Wan but quite a lot left in some on the houses.
     
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  4. Coolboyslim

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    Very interesting like that thanks.
     
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