Cattle Depot Artists Village - An village with full of art. A good place to take pictures.

People who like to travel seem to like to visit the places with full of historical stories, just like the places wants to introduce this time. It used to be a cowshed that has been in operation for nearly a hundred years. Now it has been transformed into a place with full of culture and art. Today, let's go and visit it.

According to records, the cowshed was built in 1908 as a central slaughterhouse for the processing of live cattle. The entire cowshed includes sheds, slaughterhouses, feed warehouses, staff quarters and offices. The cowshed has been in operation for decades until the official opening of the new central slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui, New Territories.

Since this cowshed was built during the period of British implemented colonial rule over Hong Kong, in addition to being of great historical value, its architectural style is also very distinctive, so it was preserved and rebuilt into the "Cattle Depot Artists Village" in 2001. Today, a number of different local artists and groups have settled in the "Cattle Depot Artists Village", and some art exhibitions and some cultural and art-related activities are held from time to time.

Walking into the "Cattle Depot Artists Village", the first thing that catches your eye must be those red brick walls. The entire cowshed building combines Chinese and Western designs. The red brick walls are matched with black tiles, and the dark green wooden doors are filled with a taste of Chinese and Western cultures intertwined.

Walking around the "Cattle Depot Artists Village", it is not difficult to see some traces of the past. Under the red brick wall, there is a long sink, which was used for feeding cattle in the past. And next to the sink, there are still iron rings used to bind cows in the past, which feels really special.

The "Cattle Depot Artists Village", which has been rated as a Grade II Historic Building in Hong Kong, is full of unique artistic creations and plant decorations everywhere. In addition to admiring these works of art up close, visitors can also take pictures at will, and feel the artistic atmosphere here.

"Cattle Depot Artists Village" is located at the junction of To Kwa Wan and Sung Wong Toi. The traffic is not very convenient, so there are not many visitors who come here. There is also a park, called "Cattle Depot Art Park", with the theme of culture and art adjacent to it. Although it occupies a small area, it has a small grass, which is the most suitable for bringing friends of all ages.

"Cattle Depot Artists Village" is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Also, admission is free here. So if you want to get to know the local art and culture, but don't want to spend money, then it is a good choice to visit here.

If you want to visit here, it is recommended to take the MTR to To Kwa Wan Station and leave at Exit A. Afterwards, walk along Lok Shan Road to To Kwa Wan Road, then follow the To Kwa Wan Road towards the direction of Sung Wong Toi to Ma Tau Kok Road, you will see the China Gas Company, and the Cattle Depot Artists Village is next to the China Gas Company.

Location: Cattle Depot Artists Village
Address: 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon

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