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Stone table to ward off evil spirits

Stone table to ward off evil spirits

A number of stone tablets engraved with the characters “Tai Shan Shek Kam Dong” (“the stone from Tai Shan dares to defend”) have been erected at environmentally unfavourable places, while others with the characters “lam mo au li to fat” (Namo Amitabha, in homage to Buddha) have been set up at locations where traffic accidents and other serious incidents frequently occur, in both instances to protect against and ward off evil spirits. The tablets also serve to alert pedestrians and drivers in the area.

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