The Pang Uk (棚屋 = "shack house") is a kind of stilt house found in the quaint village of Tai O at the western edge of Lantau
Island. Pang uks are built on water or on small beaches.
Once common in many other fishing towns and villages in rural Hong Kong, only those in Tai O have been preserved on a large
scale, with some in the Lei Yue Mun Village and Ma San Tsuen in Lei Yue Mun. According to historians, pang uks evolved from
the boat houses of Tanka (蜑家), or fishing people, after these moving to reside on land.
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|Pang Uk, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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