House at Cheung Chau | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

House at Cheung Chau

House at Cheung Chau

Detail cropped from

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1920


This house is the same one that can be seen in the photo of the yacht by the water of Koon Yim Wan ,also known as the Afternoon Bay. Its location is about half-way up the hill, with a distinct field of pine forest below.

In 1960s, there stands a huge,multi-level building of many rooms and has big swimming pool visible in the yard. It seems to be a Catholic Abbey or the like.

My school was just on the other side of the valley. Back then we watch the place every school days.