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I Shing Temple (Wang Chau, Yuen Long)
I Shing Temple (also known as I Shing Kung) was built by the residents of six villages nanely the Sai Tau Wai, Tung Tau Wai, Lam Uk Tsuen, Chung Sum Wai, Fuk Hing Tsuen and Yeung Uk Tsuen in Wang Chau, Ping Shan.
I Shing Temple, which literally means a “temple of two gods”, was originally a small temple for the worship of the deities Hung Shing and Che Kung. The temple was subsequently expanded to its present scale after several renovations. According to the inscriptions on the temple bell, which is the oldest surviving relic, the temple was probably built in the 57th year of the Kangxi reign (1718) of the Qing dynasty.
The temple is both a place for public worship and a meeting place for villagers to discuss important matters. The temple also serves as one of the imperative ritual places for the Jiao Festival in Wang Chau, which is organized once every eight years.
I Shing Temple is a grey-brick, two-hall structure with an open courtyard and a chamber on each side. The left chamber is used as a kitchen to prepare the basin meals during the Jiao Festival. Minor repairs were carried out in the 1970s and 1980s. A full restoration of the temple was undertaken by the Architectural Services Department in 1996.
The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.
I Shing Temple was declared a monument in 1996.
I Shing Temple, Wang
Wang Chau, Yuen Long (Plan)
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