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Liu Man Shek Tong

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Updated 02/04/2013

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In the far northern New Territories—just south of Shenzhen—a small unmarked path in the village of Sheung Shui leads to this ancestral hall. It was built in 1751 and was one of few such halls that survived the Cultural Revolution. A restoration preserved the spectacular original roofs and ornamentation, but substituted concrete walls to take the weight off rickety pillars—at some cost to the site's aesthetic unity. The Liu clan, for whom this hall was built, was

obsessed with education: the wood panels hung in the rear hall indicate the education levels achieved by various clan members under the old imperial civil-service-exam system of the Qing Dynasty. Take the East Rail line to Sheung Shui, then Bus 70X or 73K and alight at Sheung Shui Wai on Jockey Club Road.

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Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong–China

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  • Free
  • Wed., Thurs., and weekends 9–1 and 2–5

Updated 02/04/2013


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