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Yan Tun Kong Study Hall
Yan Tun Kong Study Hall

The Yan Tun Kong Study Hall, also known as Yin Yik Tong, is situated in Hang Tau Tsuen. The exact year of its construction cannot be ascertained, but according to the indigenous villagers it was built by the descendants of the Tang Clan of Ping Shan to commemorate Tang Wai-tak (also known as Yan-shaw), Tang Ji-fong (also known as Tun-fuk) and Tang Fung (also known as Ming-kong), prominent ancestors of the clan’s 14th to 16th generations. In addition to its use as a venue for teaching, it also served as an ancestral hall, and it still hosts clan gatherings and festivities, such as the Spring and Autumn rites. The Yan Tun Kong Study Hall was declared a monument in October 2009.

The Yan Tun Kong Study Hall was originally a two-hall-one-courtyard structure, with a two-storey annex added at its rear in the 1950s. A number of exquisite architectural features are still preserved in the study hall, such as the finely-carved ancestral altar, the camel humps, the fascia boards and the couplets. The roof ridges and facade are decorated with plaster mouldings of auspicious motifs.

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm daily
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, 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
    Tat Tak Communal Hall
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