in Hong Kong - New Territories
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (Pagoda of Gathering Stars)
is the only surviving ancient pagoda in Hong Kong.
According to the genealogy of the Tang clan of Ping
Shan, the pagoda was built by Tang Yin-tung, the
seventh generation ancestor, more than 600 years
ago. This hexagonal-shaped pagoda is a three-storey
green-brick structure about thirteen metres high.
A statue of Fui Shing (Champion Star) is worshipped
on the upper floor. The pagoda was built to improve
fung shui of the locality in order to prevent flooding
disasters to the village. Furthermore, it was believed
that its auspicious location, which is in alignment
with Castle Peak, would ensure success for clan
members in the Imperial Civil Service Examinations.
In fact, the Tang clan of Ping Shan has produced
numerous scholars and officials.
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda was declared a monument on
14 December 2001.
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, Ping Shan, Yuen Long