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Hong Kong Yuen Long Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre
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Hong Kong Yuen Long Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre

Ping Shan in Yuen Long is one of Hong Kong’s most historically significant regions. The Tang Clan, one of the major clans in the New Territories, settled in Ping Shan as early as the 12th century. In 1993, the Ping Shan Heritage Trail was established in 1993 by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) with the full support of the Ping Shan Tang Clan. It links various historic buildings which are located along a convenient walking route. In 2007, the AMO and the Ping Shan Tang Clan collaborated again for the opening of the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre (the Centre) to introduce local folk culture and heritage along the Trail.

The Centre is converted from the Old Ping Shan Police Station built in 1899. The Old Ping Shan Police Station consists of three buildings. The main building is a two-storey structure with an embracing arched verandah. It is a white walled building with observation posts at roof level. On the north side, a two-storey structure connected to the main buildings forms the Annex Block. This annex building also has white walls, open verandahs and a pitched Chinese tile roof. Two chimney stacks are prominent on this building. Besides, there is a small single-storey detached building with a pitched roof and overhanging eaves. The original chimneys also remain.

The Centre comprises three galleries:

(1)The Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery displays various relics belonging to the members of the Tang Clan who personally relate their history, customs and cultural life.

(2)The Gallery of Ping Shan Heritage Trail introduces monuments and buildings along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.

(3)The Community Heritage Gallery presents special thematic exhibitions organized by schools or community organizations on the history and culture of Hong Kong, especially the New Territories.

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Uploaded: 12/12/2011
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Tags: hong kong; new territory; yuen long; tang clan; museum; visitor's centre; gallery; heritage trail
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