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Kang Yung Study Hall (Sheung Wo Hang, Sha Tau Kok)

Kang Yung Study Hall (also known as Kang Yung Shu Uk) is one of the few examples of study halls built purely for teaching purposes. Situated in the Hakka village of Sheung Wo Hang in Sha Tau Kok, it was built by the Li clan in the early Qing dynasty and was originally established as a private school, catering for students in the area. It underwent large-scale expansion during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795). According to the inscriptions above the main entrance, a renovation was carried out in the 11th year of the Tongzhi reign (1872). It is believed that the name “Kang Yung Shu Uk” was given to the study hall in the same year.

As it was constructed purely for teaching purposes, the architecture is simple but functional. It is a two-hall building with cocklofts, providing both classrooms and living quarters. It has a rectangular layout. The external walls are made of grey bricks and the internal partitions are made of unfired mud-bricks and rammed earth.

The full restoration of Kang Yung Study Hall was completed in 1993.

Kang Yung Study Hall


Sheung Wo Hang, Sha Tau Kok (Plan)

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first three days of the Chinese New Year


Kowloon Motor Bus
78K Sheung Shui - Sha Tau Kok

Green Minibus (GMB)
55K Sheung Shui Station - Sha Tau Kok (Shun Lung Street)

The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.


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