Wo Che

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Nos. 7-10 Sheung Wo Che

Wo Che (Chinese: 禾輋) is an area in Sha Tin of Hong Kong. South of Fo Tan and north of proper Sha Tin, it is divided into Sheung Wo Che (上禾輋) and Ha Wo Che (下禾輋), and the reclamation by Shing Mun River.

The hilly area above the villages of Wo Che is often considered to the area of Fo Tan as its only main access, Sui Wo Road, leads to Fo Tan.[citation needed]

Housing[edit]

Sheung Wo Che and Ha Wo Che are villages mainly occupying the lower hill. After beginning of Sha Tin New Town, on the reclamation, a public housing estate, Wo Che Estate, named after it was built, and many housing estates on the hills above villages of Sheung Wo Che was built. For housing estates under Home Ownership Scheme, Sui Wo Court, the Cantonese Wo (禾) indicated its position in Wo Che.

History[edit]

Sheung Wo Che was originally a small village with a 150 year history. It was expanded after the construction of the Kowloon–Canton Railway in 1911, when city dwellers built holiday villas and summer retreat there. The houses at Nos.7-10, built between the 1930s and the 1960s, are a surviving examples of this expansion.[1] The buildings have been listed as Grade III historic buildings in 2011.[2] The Nam Ancestral Hall, built in 1901, is also located in the village.[3]

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