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Cheung Shan Monastery (Ping Che, Fanling)

Situated at Miu Keng in Ping Che, this Monastery was formerly called Cheung Sang Nunnery, and was probably first constructed in 1789 as a joint effort of six villages in Ta Kwu Ling area, namely Loi Tung, Man Uk Pin, and the alliance of Ping Yuen Hap Heung which consisted of Ping Yeung, Nga Yui Ha, Wo Keng Shan and Ping Che. The Buddha, Kwun Yum and Tei Chong Wong (a Bodhisattva) were all worshipped in the temple.

Since Miu Keng was a halfway point of the route to Shenzhen via Sha Tau Kok in the past, the temple was once a resting place to provide services, including free tea to wayfarers.

The existing two - hall structure was believed to have been fully rebuilt in the 7th year of Tongzhi reign (1868), as recorded in a wooden plaque inside the temple. The temple was declared a monument in 1998.

Cheung Shan Monastery

Address

Ping Che, Fanling (Plan)
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Opening Hours

9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm daily.
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year.

Transport

Green Minibus (GMB)
56K Fanling Station - Luk Keng (Get off the cab at the entrance of Wo Keng Shan Road and walk for about 15 minutes to the Monastery)

Kowloon Motor Bus
78K Sheung Shui Bus Terminus - Sha Tau Kok (Get off the bus at Chun Yiu stop near the entrance of Wo Keng Shan Road and walk for about 15 minutes)


The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.

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