1 Like

Hau Wong Festival At Night, Tung Chung,(東涌侯王廟.2), Lantau Island
Hong Kong

Tung Chung Hau Wong Temple is located in Sha Tsui Tau of Tung Chung. Hau Wong is a title that can be translated as "Prince Marquis" . It is not any one person's name. Hau Wong refers usually to Yeung Leung-jit, a loyal and courageous general. Despite his failing health, he remained in the army to protect the last emperor of Southern Song Dynasty when he took refuge southwards in Kowloon. Tung Chung Hau Wong Temple was built in 1765 and is the largest Hau Wong temple in Lantau island. It is a Grade II historic building. 

東涌侯王古廟,位於大嶼山東涌沙咀頭之西,面向東涌灣,是香港二級歷史建築。侯王不姓侯而姓楊,他是南宋末年國舅楊亮節,生時被封為侯,死後被封為王,故稱侯王。他保護宋帝昺曾在東涌灣外與元軍海戰,故廟宇選址於此。古廟建於清朝乾隆三十年(1765年),這是當地村民從九龍城侯王廟請來,以求剋制瘟疫的。香港首座侯王廟位於九龍城聯合道及東頭村道交界,建於1730年。

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hau_Wong

Copyright: Wongchichuen
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12310x6155
Uploaded: 02/10/2012
Updated: 12/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: landscape; travel; traditional; traditional festival; culture
comments powered by Disqus

wongchichuen
Hau Wong Festival ,Cantonese Opera, Tung Chung,(東涌侯王廟.3), Lantau Island
wongchichuen
Hau Wong Festival, Tung Chung,(東涌侯王廟), Lantau Island
njohn
Tung Chung Wan Mangroves 東涌灣紅樹林
wongchichuen
Forgotten village, Ngau Au, Tung Chung(東涌牛凹), Lantau Island
wongchichuen
Clam Digging, Tung Chuen Bay(東涌灣掘蜆), Lantau Island
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
HongKong-TungChung-BestFood at night
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Hong kong Tung chung Ma wan Village
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
HongKong-TungChung-BestFood
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Tung Chung Chap Lap Kok Village Tin Hau Temple
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Tung Chung Shek Mun Kap Forgotten Garden 石門甲/芳園
njohn
Hong Kong Ngong Ping 360 昂坪360 東涌泳池 觀景台
njohn
Shek Mun Kap 石門甲
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Vasilevskoye. Church. Interior. (2009)
Cristian Marchi
Beetween the two bridges
dieter kik
Pointe de Dinan C16
Geoff Mather
Trelissick Gardens, Parkland View, Cornwall, England
Paco Lorente
Grand Canyon view near Yavapai point
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto Light Up
Шубкин Сергей
церковь царевича Димитрия на Крови
Geoff Mather
Finch Foundry, Machinery In Action, Sticklepath, Devon, England
Geoff Mather
Finch Foundry, Wood Working Shop, Sticklepath, Devon, England
dieter kik
chateau Pointe de Dinan C18
Hans Molenkamp
Baska Voda
Hans Molenkamp
Makarskaentrance
wongchichuen
Taining County Rainy Night(福建泰寧縣城雨夜2), Fujian, CN
wongchichuen
Sham Wat Bay(大嶼山深屈灣) Lantau Island
wongchichuen
Yunya Mountain @ Zhaixia Big Valley(泰寧寨下大峽谷---雲崖領), Taining, Fujian, CN
wongchichuen
Gassho Zukuri Folk Village(日本白川鄉合掌村神田家), Shirakawago, JP
wongchichuen
Pak Shek Kok Promenade(吐露港白石角海濱長廊), Tolo Harbour Cycling Track , Tai Po HK
wongchichuen
Shao ang House(粵北韶關韶陽樓), Shaoguan City, GD, CN
wongchichuen
Shuitou Settlement(台灣金門水頭聚落6), Jincheng Town, Kinmen, Taiwan.
wongchichuen
Kai Kee Dessert(元朗B仔涼粉), Yuen Long, NY
wongchichuen
Lijiang Old Town14 (雲南麗江古鎮----玉龍橋夜色), Yunnan, CN
wongchichuen
City Lights Of Hong Kong(北角寶馬山觀香港夜色), Braemar, HK.
wongchichuen
Wat Phnom(金邊塔子山), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
wongchichuen
Sunset @ Lantau Peak(大嶼山鳳凰山觀日落,附地名), Lantau Island, NT, HK
More About Hong Kong

Overview and HistoryHong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.Getting ThereWell, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).TransportationGrab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.People and CultureThe local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!Things to do & RecommendationsThe Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!Text by Steve Smith.