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Yi Tai Study Hall
Yi Tai Study Hall (also known as Yi Tai Shu Yuen) is situated in Shui Tau Village, Kam Tin, Yuen Long. It was erected by a group of 16 local scholar-gentry from Tang Yi Tai Wui during the Daoguang reign (1821-1850) of the Qing dynasty to accommodate the statues of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Kwan Tai (God of Martial Arts), which were originally worshipped in the nearby Man Cheong Pagoda. Hence, the study hall was named after them. The hall became an important academy, with prominent scholars from around the region giving lecturers there.
With the introduction of modern education in the early 20th century, Yi Tai Study Hall was subsequently used as a primary school for about 30 students. The school was discontinued after the Second World War.
The study hall is a two-hall rectangular building, made of grey bricks and rammed earth. The building is enclosed by a wall with entrances at both ends. Probably for fung shui reasons, the main entrance opens on the side between the two halls, unlike similar buildings. The forecourt of the study hall is paved with white stones, so it is commonly known as “Pak Shek Hong” (White Stone Lane). Full restoration works on Yi Tai Study Hall were completed in 1994.
Yi Tai Study Hall was declared a monument in 1992.
Yi Tai Study Hall
Shui Tau Tsuen, Kam Tin, Yuen Long (Plan)
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
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The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.
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