Lung Kwu Tan

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Tin Hau Temple at Pak Long, Lung Kwu Tan.
Lung Kwu Tan Chinese White Dolphin Lookout with Castle Peak Power Station in the background.
Beach at Lung Kwu Tan.
Lung Kwu Tan Bus Terminus

Lung Kwu Tan (Chinese: 龍鼓灘) is an area located in the western part of the Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong. Longstanding Village Representative Lau Wong-fat was the chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk in 1980-2015[1] and an influential figure in rural Hong Kong politics.[2]

Geography[edit]

The area is located to the southwest of Castle Peak and consists of Lung Kwu Tan and Lung Kwu Sheung Tan.

History[edit]

Lung Kwu Tan Village has a history of a few hundred years.

Features[edit]

Visitors attractions in Lung Kwu Tan include the local Tin Hau Temple and Bogy's Rock. While Lung Kwu Tan is a place of primitive simplicity, the opening of privately run barbecue sites have always drawn crowds of holidaymakers. Rare, endangered Chinese White Dolphins can be observed from shores.

The Emperor's Cave[edit]

It is said that Emperor Bing of Song (1271–1279) of the Southern Song Dynasty went south as far as Lung Kwu Tan as he fled from the invading Mongols in the north. There is a cave at Lung Kwu Tan, which became known as the Emperor's Cave and is believed to be where Emperor Bing took refuge during his stay.[citation needed] During the period of Japanese occupation, the Dong Jiang guerrilla force made the cave one of its military bases to put up resistance against the Japanese.

Transportation[edit]

The village is connected to the LRT via route Nos 610, 614, 615 and 507 which in turn connect to the Ferry Pier Terminus via MTR bus route No. K52.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°23′52″N 113°55′25″E / 22.3979°N 113.9237°E / 22.3979; 113.9237