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Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall (Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui)
Liu Chun-kit, the founding ancestor of the Liu clan in Sheung Shui, migrated from Fujian to Guangdong in the middle of Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Initially settling in Tuen Mun and then in the village of Futian, north of the Shenzhen River, he finally put down roots in the area around the Sheung Yue River in Sheung Shui, from where his descendants later spread far and wide.
In the 18th century, the Lius were very rich and prosperous, and this was reflected in the erection of the main ancestral hall, the Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall, in 1751. It is a typical three-hall, two-courtyard building, richly embellished with plaster mouldings, wood carvings and murals with auspicious motifs and pictures.
In 1932, the ancestral hall was converted into Fung Kai School to provide modern education. The school was moved to new premises in 1974. Restoration works on the Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall were undertaken in 1984 and 1994.
Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall
Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui (Plan)
Virtual Heritage Explorer
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first three days of the Chinese New Year
Sheung Shui Station
Kowloon Motor Bus
277E Lam Tin Station – Sheung Shui (Tai Ping)
It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall from Sheung Shui Railway Station or Sheung Shui Bus Terminus.
The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.
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