in Hong Kong -New Territories
Tang Kwong U Ancestral Hall, also known as Loi Shing Tong, is situated in Shui Tau, Kam Tin. It was built in the 40th year of the Kangxi reign (1701) during the Qing dynasty by Tang Tseung Luk, alias Tang Chik Kin, the 21st generation of the Tang clan, in commemoration of the 17th generation ancestor of the clan, Tang Kwong U, alias Tang Chung Fung. According to a stone tablet in the Ancestral Hall, it underwent renovation with donations from the Tang clansmen in the 47th year of the Qianlong reign (1782) during the Qing dynasty.
The Ancestral Hall is an example of Qing vernacular architecture with a two- hall-one-courtyard layout of three bays. There is a side chamber on both sides of the open courtyard. An ancestral altar is placed in the main bay of the rear hall for the worship of the past generations of the Tang ancestors. The walls of the building are built of green bricks, and the tiled pitched roof is constructed with traditional timber structure. The unique plaster mouldings on the facade and the elaborate wood carvings inside the building are still preserved.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Closed on Monday to Friday (except public holidays) and the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year