Ping Shan

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Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda, a declared monument, part of the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.
Ping Shan Tang Ancestral Hall & Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall are one part of the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.

Ping Shan (Chinese: 屏山; literally: "Screen Peak") is an area in the New Territories, Hong Kong. It is located west of Yuen Long Town and Shui Pin Wai, and south of Tin Shui Wai. Administratively, it is part of the Yuen Long District.

Geography[edit]

Although sandwiched between Yuen Long New Town and Tin Shui Wai New Town, the area remains largely rural and villages spreads in the area. Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda and sea shore was once splendid picture surviving till early 20th century. Ping Shan later became landlocked due to sedimentation along the estuary in water north.

Ping Shan comprises three Wais (walled villages) and six Tsuens (villages), namely: Sheung Cheung Wai, Kiu Tau Wai, Fui Sha Wai, Hang Tau Tsuen, Hang Mei Tsuen, Tong Fong Tsuen, San Tsuen, Hung Uk Tsuen and San Hei Tsuen.[1]

Sights[edit]

The Ping Shan Heritage Trail was inaugurated on 12 December 1993 and was the first of its kind in Hong Kong.[2] It includes several declared monuments and graded buildings, such as the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda.

Tang Ancestral Hall is one of the declared monuments in the area.

Transport[edit]

Ping Ha Road
Transport in Ping Shan around Tin Shui Wai Station.

Ping Shan is served by the Tin Shui Wai Station of the West Rail Line and several stations of the Light Rail. There is a station named "Ping Shan".

Light Rail Routes[edit]

KMB Routes[edit]

From Jordan, Hong Kong:

  • 68X (via Yuen Long and Tai Lam Tunnel)
  • 268X (via Yuen Long , West Kowloon Corridor and Tai Lam Tunnel)

From Tsing Yi

  • 68A (via Kwai Chung, Tsuen Wan, and Tuen Mun)

From Tsuen Wan

  • 53 (via Sham Tseng, Ting Kau, Siu Lam, Tuen Mun, Lam Tei, and Hung Shui Kiu)

From Sheung Shui

  • 276 (via Yuen Long)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tang Ancestral Hall on Antiquities and Monuments Office website
  2. ^ Ping Shan Heritage Trail on Antiquities and Monuments Office website

Coordinates: 22°26′15″N 114°00′37″E / 22.4374°N 114.0102°E / 22.4374; 114.0102