An elegant traditional Hakka mansion, hidden behind bushes, has been long abandoned, with weeds growing in front of the house. The mansion, with a history of over 80 years, is typical of the Hakka “two-halls two-horizontal” residential building in Mei County, Guangdong. It is the only single residential building in Hong Kong listed as a Grade I historical building.
There are exquisite lion carvings on both sides of the gate beam. The half-moon-shaped fungshui pool in front of the house has been overrun by reeds and weeds, and the eaves are in disrepair and dilapidated.
The whole mansion has 16 rooms, 6 halls and two inner courtyards. The hall is the central axis of the house, with horizontal houses on either side, including bedrooms and kitchens. The courtyards has a pool each, and the wooden doors of the rooms are exquisitely carved. Both design and colour are tasteful. Since it has been abandoned for many years, most of the furnitures are gone.
This article aims at the introduction of the story and history behind the abandoned places, and urban exploration is based on the principle of “not revealing the location” and “not destroying anything”.