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Ping Shan Heritage Trail

Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda

Situated to the north of Sheung Cheung Wai, the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (Pagoda of Gathering Stars) is the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. According to the genealogy of the Tang Clan in Ping Shan, the pagoda was built by Tang Yin-tung of the 7th generation more than 600 years ago. According to the Tang Clan, the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda was originally situated at the mouth of a river facing Deep Bay and was intended as a feng shui structure designed to ward off evil spirits from the north and to prevent flooding. Its auspicious location, in alignment with Castle Peak, would ensure success for clan members in the imperial civil service examinations. The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda was declared a monument in December 2001.

The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda is a hexagonal shaped, three-storey grey-brick structure about 13 metres in height distinguished by unique eaves between each level. A statue of Fui Shing (Champion Star), believed to be a deity who controls success in examinations, is housed on the upper floor. Auspicious titles are inscribed on each level of the facade, including: “Over the Milky Way” on the top floor, “Pagoda of Gathering Stars” on the middle floor and “Light Shines Straight Onto Dippers and the Enclosures” on the ground floor.

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

Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda of Ping Shan Heritage Trail is temporarily closed to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

1 Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre
2 Hung Shing Temple
3 Entrance Hall of Shut Hing Study Hall
4 Kun Ting Study Hall
5 Ching Shu Hin
6 Tang Ancestral Hall
7 Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall
8 Yan Tun Kong Study Hall
9 Yeung Hau Temple
10 Old Well
11 Sheung Cheung Wai
12 Shrine of the Earth God
13 Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
14 Tat Tak Communal Hall


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