Pat Sin Leng

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Pat Sin Leng
Pat Sin Leng and Tai Mei Tuk.jpg
Peaks of Pat Sin Leng and Wong Leng, and Tai Mei Tuk on the foothills
Traditional Chinese 八仙嶺
Simplified Chinese 八仙岭
Literal meaning Ridge of the Eight Immortals
Burmese name
Burmese ba4 syan1 ling3

Pat Sin Leng is a mountain range in the northeast New Territories of Hong Kong, located within the Pat Sin Leng Country Park. The name Pat Sin Leng literally means "Ridge of the Eight Immortals", who are famous xian ("immortals; transcendents; fairies") in Chinese Mythology, and symbolizes the eight peaks along the Pat Sin Leng mountain range, each named after a different Immortal.

Mountain peaks[edit]

The Spring Breeze Pavilion

Shun Yeung Fung[edit]

Shun Yeung Fung (純陽峰) is the sixteenth highest peak in Hong Kong with an elevation of 591 m, located in north Tai Po of New Territories. It is also the most due west and highest peak of the Pat Sing Leng mountain range. The peak is named after the leader of Eight Immortals, Lü Dongbin (呂洞賓)'s secular name Chunyang Zi (純陽子).

Chung Li Fung[edit]

Chung Li Fung (鍾離峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 543 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Zhongli Quan (漢鍾離).

Kuai Li Fung[edit]

Kuai Li Fung (拐李峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 530 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Iron-Crutch Li (鐵拐李).

Kao Lao Fung[edit]

Kao Lao Fung (果老峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 530 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Elder Zhang Guo (張果老).

Hsien Ku Fung[edit]

Hsien Ku Fung (仙姑峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 514 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Immortal Woman He (何仙姑).

Sheung Tsz Fung[edit]

Sheung Tsz Fung (湘子峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 510 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Han Xiang (韓湘子).

Tsao Kau Fung[edit]

Tsao Kau Fung (曹舅峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 510 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Royal Uncle Cao (曹國舅).

Choi Wo Fung[edit]

Choi Wo Fung (采和峰) is a mountain peak part of the Pat Sin Leng with an elevation of 510 m. The peak is named after one of the Eight Immortals, Lan Caihe (藍采和).

1996 hillfire[edit]

A hill fire broke out on Pat Sin Leng on 10 February 1996, when a group of 49 teachers and students from HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School were hiking in the mountains. 200 firemen and 4 helicopters were sent to rescue the group. Two teachers, Chau Chi Chai (周志齊) and Wong Sau Mei (王秀媚) and three students died, with 13 others injured.

Spring Breeze Pavilion (春風亭) was built on the mountain in memory of the five who died. It was inaugurated by the then-Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, on 12 March 1996.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Pat Sin Leng at the official web site of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of Hong Kong

Coordinates: 22°29′N 114°13′E / 22.483°N 114.217°E / 22.483; 114.217