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Ping Shan Heritage Trail Tour
The Ping Shan Heritage Trail is a heritage trail located in the Ping Shan area of Yuen Long District, in Hong Kong. It passes through the villages of Hang Tau Tsuen, Hang Mei Tsuen and Sheung Cheung Wai and it includes several declared monuments and graded buildings.
The trail includes the following 12 historic buildings:
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda is Hong Kong's only ancient pagoda. The name in Chinese means "Pagoda of Gathering Stars". The Pagoda was built by Tang Yin-tung, the seventh generation ancestor, more than 600 years ago according to the genealogy of the Tang clan of Ping Shan.
Sheung Cheung Wai is a walled village.
Yeung Hau Temple It is one of the six temples in Yuen Long dedicated to Hau Wong. It is a Grade III historic building.
Old well on the trail between Yeung Hau Temple and Sheung Cheung Wai lies an old well that, according to the Tang villagers, was built by the residents of Hang Tau Tsuen more than 200 years ago.
Shrine of the Earth God, not far away to the west of Sheung Cheung Wai lies a shrine dedicated to the Earth God who is known to the villagers as "She Kung".
Tang Ancestral Hall is one of the largest ancestral halls in the territory. It is located between Hang Mei Tsuen and Hang Tau Tsuen. It is the main ancestral hall of the Tang clan of Ping Shan. It is a three-hall structure with two internal courtyards. This ancestral hall is still used regularly for worship and celebrations of traditional festivals and ceremonies, as well as a meeting place for the Tang clan of Ping Shan.
Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall is situated adjacent to Tang Ancestral Hall, both declared monuments on December 14, 2001. There are three halls and two internal courtyards in the compound.
Kun Ting Study Hall was built for students preparing for the imperial civil service examination. It is a Grade I historic building.
Hung Shing Temple This Hung Shing Temple was constructed by the Tang Clan residing in Ping Shan.
Ching Shu Hin is an L-shaped two-storey building, adjoining Kun Ting Study Hall.
The Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre was opened in 2007. It is housed in the Old Ping Shan Police Station
Entrance Hall of Shut Hing Study Hall was built in 1874 by the Tang clan to commemorate the ancestor, Tang Shut-hing. The rear hall of the Study Hall was demolished in 1977.