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Heritage Trails

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

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Yeung Hau Temple
Yeung Hau Temple
Located in Hang Tau Tsuen, the Yeung Hau Temple is one of the six temples in Yuen Long dedicated to the deity of Hau Wong (Emperor Hau). The exact date that the temple was constructed has proved impossible to trace, but it is believed to have a history that dates back several hundred years. Inscriptions on the boards inside the temple indicate that the building underwent major renovations in 1963 and 1991. A restoration project was also conducted in 2002. The identity of Hau Wong is the subject of several different stories, but the villagers in Ping Shan believe that he was the Marquis Yang Liangjie, a Song dynasty general who gave up his life to protect the last two Song emperors and who is thus worshipped for his loyalty and bravery. The Hau Wong Festival is held annually on the 16th day of the sixth lunar month.

The Yeung Hau Temple is a simple structure divided into three bays housing the statues of Hau Wong, To Tei (the Earth God) and Kam Fa (patron saint of expectant mothers) respectively.
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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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