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Thread: Ta Prohm Terrace, Luk Teng Chan Uk, Hong Kong, August 2017

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    Default Ta Prohm Terrace, Luk Teng Chan Uk, Hong Kong, August 2017


    1. The History
    This is a revisit for me – called it Ta Prohm Terrace first time around due to similarities with ruins I saw in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, when I went there. It is a long terrace of old houses just outside the village of Luk Teng Chan Uk in the North East of the New Territories. I could find no history then and can find no history now!

    2. The Explore
    When I visited this place two years ago it had been newly cleared of vegetation and a street ran down the front of this long row of traditional houses. See here:

    img0865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Imagine to my surprise on my return that the whole site was completely overgrown again with a marsh in front of it. Front access was not an option.

    img1886 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    As the site is now seriously reclaimed by nature:

    img1885 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    After sliding down a bank I managed to get round the back of the row of houses and start taking pictures. It was like a scene out of tomb-raider in there. These are very old houses that have been abandoned for a very long time. Very, very photogenic but difficult conditions to get good pictures.

    3. The Pictures

    Here’s the stream/marsh that has appeared in front of the terrace:

    img1900 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Round the side we go:

    img1902 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not much left of this place:

    img1903 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Obligatory abandoned pot:

    img1905 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The vegetation round the back is intense:

    img1908 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1923 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This place would have been a sizeable house:

    img1909 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1913 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1914 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Fan of this place:

    img1915 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1918 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1922 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1924 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    img1930 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img1933 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    img1937 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Must have been really difficult trying to get close to take decent shots. This looks like to me some kind of poor housing going by the simple construction of the cabinet - butt joinery.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    That is nice, great pics and report, loved it, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    That is nice, great pics and report, loved it, Thanks
    Cheers mate...wished I taken the tripod now.

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    another fantastic report from here mate.really love this one with nature takng hold of this one
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    another fantastic report from here mate.really love this one with nature takng hold of this one
    Cheers Mikey. The undergrowth is like lightening over there with the heat and the rain.

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