Kowloon Walled City 寨城今昔


Kowloon Walled City 九龍寨城今昔

歌曲: 天天月圓

香港歷史系列II 寨城內外 part1
香港歷史系列II 寨城內外 part2

九龍寨城(俗稱九龍城寨或者九龍城砦),是在香港殖民地時期位於現今九龍城內的一座圍城。1987年中華人民共和國與英國達成清拆寨城的協議,1987年和1989年首季­分兩期進行調遷,1993年被拆除,1995年8月於原址建成今九龍寨城公園。

Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use.

In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some historical artifacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there.


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