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Ping Shan Heritage Trail

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Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
Situated to the north of Sheung Cheung Wai, the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (Pagoda of Gathering Stars) is the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. According to the genealogy of the Tang Clan in Ping Shan, the pagoda was built by Tang Yin-tung of the 7th generation more than 600 years ago. According to the Tang Clan, the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda was originally situated at the mouth of a river facing Deep Bay and was intended as a feng shui structure designed to ward off evil spirits from the north and to prevent flooding. Its auspicious location, in alignment with Castle Peak, would ensure success for clan members in the imperial civil service examinations. The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda was declared a monument in December 2001.

The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda is a hexagonal shaped, three-storey green-brick structure about 13 metres in height distinguished by unique eaves between each level. A statue of Fui Shing (Champion Star), believed to be a deity who controls success and failure in examinations, is housed on the upper floor. Auspicious titles are inscribed on each floor, including: “Over the Milky Way” on the top floor, “Pagoda of Gathering Stars” on the middle floor and “Light Shines Straight Onto the Dippers and the Enclosures” on the ground floor.

Opening Hours:
9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm daily
Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and the first three days of the Chinese New Year

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    Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre
    Hung Shing Temple
    Entrance Hall of
    Shut Hing Study Hall
    Kun Ting Study Hall
    Ching Shu Hin
    Tang Ancestral Hall
    Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall
    Yan Tun Kong Study Hall
    Yeung Hau Temple
    Old Well
    Sheung Cheung Wai
    Shrine of the Earth God
    Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
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