Shape of furnace structure,
the whole site is protected within the conservation
area of Chek Lap Kok Island.
the historical periods, people continued to live on Chek Lap
Kok Island. Artefacts ascribed to pre-Tang Dynasty were sparse.
Only a few pottery sherds of the Han Dynasty were retrieved,
suggesting that the population was relatively small during
the Han Dynasty. Cultural remains of the Tang and Song dynasties
were unearthed in large quantities. At Sham Wan Tsuen more
than twenty limekilns of the Tang Dynasty together with abundant
ceramic vessels of the Tang and Song dynasties were discovered.
Export wares of the Tang Dynasty Changsha Kiln were found,
indicating the island's involvement with maritime trade during
The discovery of thirteen
furnace structures at Ha Law Wan represents the first archaeological
remains of the Yuan Dynasty ever discovered in Hong Kong.
The structures were probably related to iron smelting on Chek
Lap Kok Island.
A temple was built completely
of granite slabs at Miu Wan by local habitants in 1823 (Third
year of Daoguang Reign, Qing Dynasty). It was dismantled in
1991 and has been re-erected at Wong Lung Hang, Tung Chung.