Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail
Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall
The Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall was built in the early 16th century in memory of founding ancestor Tang Chung-ling. It is the main ancestral hall of the Tang Clan of Lung Yeuk Tau.
It is a three-hall building with “dong chung” (the screen doors that prevent evil spirits from entering) placed in the central hall. The rear hall is divided into three bays. The central bay houses the soul tablets of the ancestors of the clan, including that of the Song princess and her husband Tang Wai-kap, whose posthumous title was Junma (husband of an imperial relative). The soul tablet of the royal couple is distinguished from the others by the elaborately carved dragon’s head that adorns it. The right side bay is dedicated to ancestors who made a significant contribution to the clan or those who achieved a high rank at the imperial court. In contrast, the left side bay serves to worship virtuous members of the clan, one of whom is Tang Si-meng, a “Loyal Servant”. The building features an impressive array of altars, brackets, beams and eaves boards, while the tops of the walls are exquisitely decorated with fine wood carvings, polychrome plaster mouldings and murals depicting auspicious motifs, all of which fully reflect the superb craftsmanship that was applied in the past.
The Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall was declared a monument in 1997.
9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm daily
Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and the first three days of the Chinese New Year