Ancient Ruins in Hong Kong

Ancient Ruins in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Ancient Ruins

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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    The Tung Chung Fort is part of a collection of historic attractions that make up the Relics of Tung Chung, as sponsored by the Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), while not a formal heritage trail, there is a pamphlet with map and description of the various historic attractions including the Tung Chung Fort on their website for those interested.

    This is historic Qing Dynasty Fort is a Declared Monument in HK. It was constructed in the early 19th-century for the purpose of defending the coastal lands around modern day Tung Chung on Lantau Island. It is located on the south side of Tung Chung Road and can be conveniently visited along with the other Relics around Tung Chung including the Tin Hau Temple, Hau Wong Temple, Tung Chung Battery and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln

    What you will find is a restored fort wall which you can climb and walk all the way around. The front includes six mounted cannons from the 19th century, although it is not known if these were originally from this particular fort. There is a small Centre inside the fort walls with information and artefacts for this and other of Relic historic attractions mentioned above. The Centre is open from 10am to 5pm (Wed - Sun) but closed on Tuesdays.

    The fort was occupied and in use throughout the 19th-century but was abandoned in 1898 when the New Territories was leased to the British. It was then used as an early police station by the British and later as by Wa Ying College, Rural Committee Office and lastly a public Primary School in Tung Chung, for which you will find old abandoned school buildings within the fort grounds.

    Overall, the restored fort is an interesting historic place worth finding if you plan to spend time in the Tung Chung area and have interest in such sightseeing. It also makes for a fairly convenient detour attraction to visit for those planning on doing the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail or the Tung O Ancient Trail, it is not far out of the way of these trails if you have the time and energy.
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • Joseph H
    Bal Harbour, FL23 contributions
    Excellent food quality.Nice selection of food.Great for family gatherings and meetings!Children will definitely enjoy eating here as it is equally fun and delicious to eat.
    Written 28 August 2017
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    The Shrine to the Earth God is a small landmark structure that is stop 12 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. You will see it alongside the path just next to the small body of water shortly after passing Sheung Cheung Wai (stop 11).

    This is a typical shrine that was usually built outside of the main entrances to Tang Clan walled villages. It is dedicated to the Earth God (To Tei Kung). It is also referred to locally as She Kung and is believed to be the protector of villagers.

    What you will see is a simple brick structure with the traditional 'wok yee' (cooking pan handle) design. Within the base, there is an incense holder, figurines and two stones in back, these symbolise the presence of the gods.

    Note: There is a similar Earth God shrine between the Entrance Hall of Shut Hing Study Hall (stop 3) and Ching Shu Hin (stop 4) that you might have seen as well.
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    An interesting thing to see while visiting Big Wave Bay is the ancient rock carving located around 50 metres past the second lifeguard station. This is one of nine such ancient carvings that have been found scattered around Hong Kong. Interestingly, this particular ancient carving is more visible and easier to view compared to others around Hk, which are often seen on more weathered boulder faces.

    You can see this monument by following a small path which leads down to a boulder which has an interesting pattern carved into its surface. The ancient carving is estimated to be around 3000 years old based on its geometric patterns which are similar to those seen on bronze vessels and pottery from that time period.

    The Big Wave Bay ancient rock carving was discovered in 1970 and became a protected monument in 1978.
    Written 24 October 2021
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