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Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall (Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui)

Liu Chung-kit, the founding ancestor of the Liu clan in Sheung Shui, migrated from Fujian to Guangdong in the middle of Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Initially settling in Tuen Mun and later in the village of Futian, north of the Shenzhen River, he finally put down roots in the area around the Sheung Yue River in Sheung Shui, from where his descendants later spread far and wide.

In the 18th century, the Lius were very rich and prosperous, and this was reflected in the erection of the main ancestral hall, the Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall, in 1751. It is a typical three-hall, two-courtyard building, richly embellished with plaster mouldings, wood carvings and murals with auspicious motifs and pictures.

In 1932, the ancestral hall was converted into Fung Kai School to provide modern education. The school was moved to new premises in 1974. Restoration works on the Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall were undertaken in 1984 and 1994.

Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall was declared a monument in 1985.

Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall


Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui (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

Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall, Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui is partially closed from 15 March 2021 to 30 November 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.


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