Shrine of the Earth God

Shrine of the Earth God, Hong Kong

Shrine of the Earth God
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Stop 12 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail
Oct 2021
The Shrine to the Earth God is a small landmark structure that is stop 12 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. You will see it alongside the path just next to the small body of water shortly after passing Sheung Cheung Wai (stop 11).

This is a typical shrine that was usually built outside of the main entrances to Tang Clan walled villages. It is dedicated to the Earth God (To Tei Kung). It is also referred to locally as She Kung and is believed to be the protector of villagers.

What you will see is a simple brick structure with the traditional 'wok yee' (cooking pan handle) design. Within the base, there is an incense holder, figurines and two stones in back, these symbolise the presence of the gods.

Note: There is a similar Earth God shrine between the Entrance Hall of Shut Hing Study Hall (stop 3) and Ching Shu Hin (stop 4) that you might have seen as well.
Written October 17, 2021
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Clivel_98
Hereford, UK1,474 contributions
Unusual - but easily passed over
Oct 2018 • Couples
Unless this was pointed out to you, you would probably walk straight past it. What looks like a large brick-built bench is at the side of this pretty unprepropessing road.

In fact, it is a minor shrine to the Earth God, with two stones as a part of it.

Not worth going all the way just to see it - but as part of the surrounding heritage trail, worth including.
Written October 14, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,247 contributions
Traditional Chinese monument you can see along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail
Apr 2016 • Solo
An interesting historical landmark to see along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail is the Shrine of the Earth God. The shrine is situated next to a small body of water along Tsui Sing Rd. and is the second attraction you see after the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda and is just before the walled village building called Sheung Cheung Wai.

This is a brick altar that is commonly found in Chinese villages. It is dedicated to To Tei Kung (Earth God) also referred to She Kung (Protector of the villagers). You can see two stones on the top of the shrine. These are supposed to represent the presence of the god as we watching over the village.

In the end, this is a interesting traditional monument that you can find in old Chinese villages which have retained their heritage buildings and monuments. It is well worth spending a few minutes to look over and enjoy if you are visiting the attractions along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail at Yuen Long.
Written May 2, 2016
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