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    Default "Ta Prohm" terrace, near Luk Keng, Hong Kong, August 2015


    OK, I'm calling this place "Ta Prohm terrace" as it reminds me on the temple of the same name at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, due to the way nature has clawed this place back.This long terrace of old houses is just outside the village of Luk Teng Chan Uk. I had no idea it was even there. Look at Google Maps and all you can see is the undergrowth. Recently though, for whatever reason, the foliage has been hacked back exposing this fantastically atmospheric row of houses. Apologies for the number of similar photo's of this place, but I just couldn't get enough of it. Sadly can't find any history on these particular houses so on with pictures we go...

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    Thanks for looking...

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    These houses are being taken over by nature, especially IMG_057. That tree is just growing around the building. Nicely recorded.
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    I don't think they quite understand the concept of tree houses in HK, they've got it the wrong way round.

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    Really nice pictures as always HughieD :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    These houses are being taken over by nature, especially IMG_057. That tree is just growing around the building. Nicely recorded.
    Thank you Hugh. What I'm puzzled by is why they've chosen to cut back the foliage from this terrace as it really is far gone.

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    I don't think they quite understand the concept of tree houses in HK, they've got it the wrong way round.
    Lol....wait to you see this place I photographed in Taiwan Krela.

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    Really nice pictures as always HughieD :)
    Thank you Rubex!

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    Stunning collection.

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    Impressed at how much you've found over there Hughie
    And yes, it does remind me of Ta Prohm

    I visited Angkor Wat myself 10 years ago, and was completely blown away by the place
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    Stunning collection.
    Many thanks Mr Flyboys.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    Impressed at how much you've found over there Hughie
    And yes, it does remind me of Ta Prohm

    I visited Angkor Wat myself 10 years ago, and was completely blown away by the place
    Nice work mate
    Cheers mate. And to be honest loads more left to do. Had a bit of a heads up on a couple of sites from the HK Urbex guys (they're on Facebook). I had a list of places and got about half way through it. Ah...so you've been to Angkor too. Amazing place. Went when is was a bit dodgy back in 2001 then again in 2006. Would love to return for a third time...

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    Lovely stuff again mate..and yet again something completely different.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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