Lin Ma Hang
Until January 4, 2016, the village was situated in the Frontier Closed Area and was therefore inaccessible to non-permit holders. Since 4 January 2016 the village was excluded from the Frontier Closed Area. Nonetheless, a portion of Lin Ma Hang Road, the access road to the village still falls within the closed area. Therefore, permits are still required for anyone who visiting the village by road.
People originated in the village are the Yip (葉) (or Ip, Yap, Yapp), Lau (劉), Sin (冼) and Koon (官) (or Kwun). It is named after a fruit called Lin Ma (蓮麻) that can be found in the mid-level streams.
A lead mine was in operation in Lin Ma Hang starting in 1915. Pb–Zn ore was mined there. The mine operated intermittently between 1915 and 1958, producing 16,000 tonnes of lead metal and 360,000 ounces of silver. The Government rescinded the mining lease in 1962 and the mine was abandoned the same year.
Fauna and flora
- The Residence of Ip Ting-sz is a declared monument
- Old Bridge, Grade 3 historic building
- Ip Ancestral Hall, Grade 3 historic building
- Koon Ancestral Hall, Grade 3 historic building
- Kwan Tai Temple, not graded
- Lau Ancestral Hall, not graded
- The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Hong Kong Branch Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- Civil Engineering and Development Department: Economic Geology - Metalliferous minerals
- Green Power: Lin Ma Hang lead mine, Hong Kong bat sanctuary
- Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department: Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine (Lower Cave)
- Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Report 2007-2008
- Planning Department: Land Use Planning for the Closed Area – Development Potential & Constraints
- Antiquities and Monuments Office: Residence of Ip Ting-sz
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