Hundreds of the residents of the village, in the Yuen Long District, carry the name Tang, a hint to the fact that they are all members of the same family. They are all descendants of the Tangs, one of the "Five Great Clans" that inhabited the area.
The residents of the village speak in a Weitou dialect, a Yue dialect, rather than a Hakka. And so, in contrast to popular belief, all the residents are descendants of the Punti people, and not descendants of the Hakka, like many think. The Punti came around the 17th century from South China and were the first residents of Hong Kong.
Often mistakenly believed to be Hakka, whose people have similar traditions. However the Punti people were from Southern China and the first to settle in Hong Kong
It is really interesting to look at the women of Kat Hing Wai, dressed in garments with hats. The old and curious women are used in this town as a sort of "model" for fashion and ancient dress, that used to be the norm here from ancient times. Notice the wide hats that are worn.
These big-boned women sit at the entrances of the small schools, many of which have been renovated in the past few decades. Take the time to roam around the narrow alleys of the village, until you reach the temple at the end. This is a special type of peace.