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Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Tung Chung was developed as a military stronghold, in order to drive out pirates in the area, around 1817 during the Qing dynasty with the construction of forts, guard-houses, and batteries around Rocky Lion Hill and Tung Chunh Hou. Tung Chung Fort 東涌炮台 (Tung Chung Suocheng (Tung Chung Battalion City)) was the naval headquarters for the Right Battalion of […]

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Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

When you wander around the main centre of Hong Kong you forget that Hong Kong has a history and so it was interesting to come across the Tung Chung Battery 東涌小炮台 and the Fu Tei Wan Lime Kiln near Tung Chung. There is not a lot to see of either the battery or the kiln, but when […]

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Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Hau Wong Temple 侯王宮, Tung Chung, Hong Kong is very small, not very old, and is used for worshiping Yeung Hau Wong (Emporer Yeung Hau). The temple contains a bell that was cast in 1765, and this suggests a date for the first temple on the site, however, the ceramic decorations on the ridge of the roof […]

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Tin Hau Kung Temple, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

By on January 22, 2017 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Tin Hau Kung Temple, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

The Tin Hau Kung Temple in Wong Lung Hang of Tung Chung is the last temple built of granite still standing in Hong Kong. The temple was built in 1822 in Miu Wan, near Check Lap Kok, and moved to its current location in 1990 when Hong Kong International Airport being built. The six stone pillars outside the […]

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