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Encyclopedia > Mui Wo

Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. "plum nest") is a rural town on the southern coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. There is a beach in nearby Silvermine Bay (銀礦灣). Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island (based on its old name 爛頭島 Làntóu Dǎo, Ragged Head Island; now called 大嶼山 pinyin: Dàyǔ shān, Cantonese: Tai yue shan, Big Island Mountain), also Lantao, is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. ...

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History

The history of Mui Wo is linked to the end of the Southern Song Dynasty in the late 1270s. (See History of Hong Kong) Alternative meaning: Song Dynasty (420-479) The Song dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s 1250s - 1260s - 1270s 1280s 1290s 1300s 1310s Years: 1270 1271 1272 1273 1274 1275 1276 1277 1278 1279 Events and Trends Categories: 1270s ... This article details the history of Hong Kong. ...


Mui Wo is located on Silvermine Bay, so named for the silver mines that were once worked along the Silver River which flows though the village. The nearby Silvermine Cave was mined for silver during the second half of the 19th century. It has since been sealed off for safety. General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ...


Sights

Nearby attractions include Silvermine Bay Beach, Silvermine Waterfall and a temple dedicated to Man Mo, originally built during the reign of Wanli, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1573-1620). Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Wanli Emperor (September 4, 1563 - August 18, 1620) was emperor of China (Ming dynasty) between 1572 and 1620. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Events January - articles of Warsaw Confederation signed, sanctioning religious freedom in Poland. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ...


Transportation

Mui Wo is connected by ferry to Central. Other ferry services link Mui Wo to Discovery Bay, Peng Chau and Cheung Chau. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ... Discovery Bay (愉景灣; pinyin yú jǐng wān; Cantonese yue ging wan) is a low-density residential development in Hong Kong, located on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island at 22° 17′ 44″ N 114° 00′ 59″ E, spanning 6. ... Photo of the ferry docks connecting Peng Chau to the outside world Photo of Finger Hill taken from Tung Wan Photo looking towards Hong Kong taken from Tung Wan Photo looking towards Discovery Bay taken on top of Finger Hill Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1... Cheung Chau (é•·æ´²; lit. ...


Numerous hiking trails lead from Mui Wo to other parts of the island. A much-frequented route leads north-east from Mui Wo to Discovery Bay via a pagoda, the Trappist Haven Monastery, and then either up the mountain via the Discovery Bay golf course or by the ocean via Nim Shue Wan. Discovery Bay (愉景灣; pinyin yú jǐng wān; Cantonese yue ging wan) is a low-density residential development in Hong Kong, located on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island at 22° 17′ 44″ N 114° 00′ 59″ E, spanning 6. ... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia. ... The Trappist Haven Monastery is a monastery at Tai Shui Hang, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Discovery Bay (愉景灣; pinyin yú jǐng wān; Cantonese yue ging wan) is a low-density residential development in Hong Kong, located on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island at 22° 17′ 44″ N 114° 00′ 59″ E, spanning 6. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


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