At the time, I couldn't believe that there were abandoned villages in Hong Kong. Heck, I even found it hard to imagine that there were villages -- as opposed to concrete jungles -- in "Asia's World City"! Some years and many Hong Kong hikes later, I know better.
And yes, this is a prelude to confirming that the hiking route that a friend and I went on from near Bride's Pool to Luk Keng did pass by and through a number of villages, abandoned and still inhabited! (Also, if anyone knows which abandoned village features in 2 Young, do please let me know!!) ;b
The Sir Edward Youde Pavilion is a nice place
to rest a bit before continuing the hike
It was hazier than ideal that afternoon but one still
could see across to Shenzhen from this part of Hong Kong
a number of old fish ponds that are still operational
My hiking buddy and I went along a trail we hoped
would be a short cut down to Luk Keng from the pavilion,
only to find that it led to another large grave!
So we ended up backtracking a bit and taking
this more obvious trail down instead
I find it interesting how many villages in Hong Kong
entirely consist of a single row of houses like this one
In Hong Kong, a 1962 building is old!
Luk Keng looks like an idyllic locale, doesn't it?