The Mahjong Hostel

麻雀客棧

Merchant Description 商戶簡介

Founded by backpackers and soultrippers, The Mahjong is the result of years of pursuing a dream to establish a comfortable boutique hostel that offers cultural immersion in addition to a social exchange for travelers to meet and swap stories. The Mahjong takes its name from a traditional game that dates back to late Qing dynasty when locals gathered together over a table of 144 game pieces to play and while away the days. Today, the game has evolved into a national pastime and is played everywhere – at home, in the park, even dedicated mahjong parlours around the city. There are various legends on how the game got its name – one being the Mahjong sparrow it was named after, for its petite yet agile body that resembled the game pieces. All over Hong Kong, it isn’t hard to spot these little Mahjong sparrows cheerfully chirping away or spreading wings and soaring high. A local saying – 麻雀雖小五臟俱全 “Mahjong is small but has everything it needs”

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麻雀客棧由志同道合的背包客成立。建立一個舒適的精品旅舍是我們多年來追求的夢想,希望旅客能感受這個地區的濃厚本土文化,以及結識其他旅客,交換彼此的故事。 「麻雀」是指傳統的麻雀遊戲(國語:麻將),麻雀雛形可追溯到清朝末年時的牌戲,是由貴族傳至民間的耍樂遊樂。至今大家不止可在麻雀館耍樂,更有不少人會閒遐時與親友在家裡同樂。傳説此遊戲之棋子細如麻雀,因而得名。 麻雀亦是在香港隨處可見的鳥類,有的在吱吱高歌、有的在展翅飛翔。有說「麻雀雖小五臟俱全」,剛好呼應香港人的靈活應變特質以及城市居住空間細小的特徵。

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54642776

Phone Number

852

54642776

Property Location 地址

10-16 Pak Tai Street, To Kwa Wan

土瓜灣北帝街10-16號