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  • Courtyard of Tang Ancestral Hall, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long
    Construction of the Tang Ancestral Hall (alias Yau Kung Tong) began in the "jisi" year of the Qianlong reign (1749) and was completed in the "gengwu" year of the Qianlong reign (1750). The ancestral hall came into use in 1751. The Tang Ancestral Hall underwent two major renovations in the 17th year of the Daoguang reign (1837) and the ninth year of the Guangxu reign(1883) respectively. Most of the historic building fabric and relics are still preserved in the hall.
  • Tang Ancestral Hall (left) and Tat Tak Primary School (right), Ping Shan, Yuen Long
    The Tang Ancestral Hall, was constructed by Tang Fung-shun, the fifth generation ancestor of Tang Clan about 700 years ago. The building is the main ancestral hall of the Tang clan of Ping Shan. This ancestral hall is used regularly for worship and celebrations of traditional festivals and ceremonies, as well as a meeting place for the Tang clan of Ping Shan. Tat Tak Primary School (Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall), is situated adjacent to Tang Ancestral Hall. It was constructed in the early sixteenth century by two eleventh generation brothers of the Tang clan of Ping Shan: Tang Sai-yin (alias Yu-sing) and Tang Sai-chiu (alias Kiu-lum). Apart from serving as an ancestral hall, the building was also used as a teaching hall for youngsters of Ping Shan. From 1931 to 1961, it was occupied by Tat Tak Primary School. These two halls were declared a monument on 14 December 2001.
  • Luk Keng, Sha Tau Kok
    Luk Keng, a very typical New Territories village. An ancestral hall can be seen on the left.
  • Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall, Sheung Shui
    The Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall is a fine example of the type of building which represents one of the deepest tenets of Chinese religious life - ancestor worship.
  • Tang Ancestral Hall, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long
    The interior of Ha Tsuen Tang Ancestral Hall in the New Territories. The largest tablet means filial, and the other tablets contain names of departed ancestors not included on the individual tablets on the main altar.
  • Tang Ancestral Hall, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long
    Ha Tsuen Tang Ancestral Hall in the New Territories. These halls are traditionally the centre of the village, serving as a repository for the tablets containing the souls of the ancestors of the clan, becoming at various times a temple, community centre, or even a school.
  • Man Ancestral Hall, San Tin, Yuen Long
    Man Ancestral Hall, a main clan hall of the Mans of San Tin and Chau Tau, is also known as 'Tun Yue Tong'. Its construction date is uncertain, but villagers say it was built by Man Sai-gor. If this is correct, then the building would have a history of almost 600 years. The structure consists of two halls. The ceramic works, murals and wood carvings inside are exquisite.
  • Ming Yuen Tong, San Tin, Yuen Long
    Ming Yuen Tong is an ancestral hall located in Fan Tin Tsuen of San Tin. It is on the left side of Lun Fung Man Ancestral Hall. Erected some 260 year ago, Ming Yuen Tong underwent renovation in 1986. Ming Yuen Tong is adorned with rich ornaments. There are granite columns and green-brick walls. The building is rectangular in shape, comprising two halls with a courtyard in between. A plank of three characters 'Ming Yuen Tong' is hung from the ceiling. The soul tablets of ancestors stand on an alter in the main hall.