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Hau Mei Fung Ancestral Hall, Kam Tsin, Sheung Shui

The Hau Mei Fung Ancestral Hall in Kam Tsin, Sheung Shui was built around the late eighteenth century to commemorate Hau Jui-fei, alias Hau Mei-fung (1634-1688), a student of the Imperial Academy, by his great grandson Hau Cheuk-wan who obtained the degree of juren in the fifty-third year of the Qianlong reign (1788) during the Qing dynasty. The establishment of the ancestral hall reflected the social and economic status of the Mei-fung branch of the Hau clan at that time. Since its establishment, it has been used as a family ancestral hall for worshipping ancestors and dealing with matters concerning the Mei-fung branch of the Hau clan.

The ancestral hall is a typical Qing vernacular two-hall-three-bay building with an internal courtyard flanked by two side chambers. The rear hall is fronted by a porch with a humpbacked roof, which is a feature rarely seen in traditional Chinese buildings in Hong Kong. The decorative plaster mouldings on the main ridges and wall friezes are exquisite. Ornate wood carvings of auspicious animals, flowers, geometric patterns and Chinese folk stories can be found decorating structural timberwork and the ancestral shrine.

Hau Mei Fung Ancestral Hall was declared a monument in 2019.

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Hau Mei Fung Ancestral Hall, Kam Tsin, Sheung Shui

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Kam Tsin, Sheung Shui, New Territories (Plan)

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