This is the gate to a compound that is also still found on the Chinese Mainland. If you want to visit a typical Chinese settlement, there is also the very nice Sam Tung Uk (drive to the end station Tsuen Wan of the red MTR line and then ask for Sam Tung Uk) Folk Museum to be found within the city limits. This is a Hakka settlement which has been rebuilt as an open air museum.
With a very simple graph I am trying to explain that typical structure of such a village: Basically you have to think of a square or rectangle with a big central house and the private houses located on either side.
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