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.
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