Kun Ting Study Hall

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,412 contributions
Stop 5 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail
Oct 2021
The Kun Ting Study Hall is stop 5 on the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. It is located on Ping Shan Lane just next to Ching Siu Hin (stop 4) for those following the heritage trail map. Opening hours are 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

Historically, this building was constructed in 1870. It was restored to its original splendour in 1991 through donations from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. As such, this is one of the more beautiful and interesting attractions to visit along the trail.

What you will see here is a two-hall building of typical Qing Dynasty architecture with a grey brick exterior, two-hall interior configuration with open centre courtyard, granite columns, beautiful carved panels, wall paintings, ridge decorations, fascia boards, plaster mouldings, tuofeng (camel hump) motifs and a very attractive ancestral alter. It is a beautiful attraction that is well tended to and cared for.

A visit to the Kun Ting Study Hall is clubbed with Ching Siu which is accessed through a side entrance as well as by way of the study hall building. While standing in the alley between the two, you can see an interesting first floor footbridge just above.

Give the Kun Ting Study Hall a good 10 minutes or so to admire the attractive interior features before moving onward with your sightseeing around the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.
Written October 14, 2021
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Clivel_98
Hereford, UK1,474 contributions
Also used as an ancestral home, a highly decorated example
Oct 2018 • Couples
Study in old China was long and difficult. Local and provincial exams could be taken locally, but Imperial exams required the student to go to Beijing - a journey that could take up to two years.

This study house was where students could take the local and provincial exams before, if they were good enough, setting off on the long journey.

Finely carved granite posts and decorations abound.
Written October 14, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,412 contributions
Elaborately decorated heritage attraction on the Ting
Apr 2016 • Solo
The Kun Ting Study Hall is one of the historic attractions which make up the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in Yuen Long. It is jointly attached to the Ching Shu Hin building, just a couple minutes walk south of the Tang and Yu Kiu Ancestral Halls. Opening Hours are 9-1pm and 2-5pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

This study hall was built by the the Ting Clan in the 1870s. It is quite decorative compared to the more subtle structures and designs of other heritage buildings in the area. In addition to the ancestral altar, there are nice examples of carved screen panels, murals inside the study hall as well as the expected roof ridge decorations and motifs seen around the inner courtyard as well as the outer building facade.

When visiting the Kun Tim Study Hall, the attendant on duty will point you in the direction of an adjacent building, the Ching Shu Hin which is another heritage building just next to the Kun Tim Study Hall. You can enter it from the front side entrance or through Kun Tim Study Hall. This was a guesthouse for scholars and prominent visitors and makes a nice complement visit. Combined these two attractions are worth 15-20 minutes time to explore.
Written May 3, 2016
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Margaret B
Washington DC, DC604 contributions
Value of education
Sep 2015
Very interesting historic site. This ornate study hall was designed to prepare students for important exams, as they studied hard and rose through the ranks of society. Many took the civil service exams and rose out of poverty into government jobs.
Written September 17, 2015
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kon n
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Extremely history value, Most beauty of Architecture.
Apr 2015 • Solo
Kun Ting Study Hall is located north of Hung Shing Temple and Ping Ha road in Hang Mei Tsuen. It was established in 1870 by 22nd generation of the Tang’s family. Tang Ying Shan or Tang Heung-chuen built to commemorate Tang Kun-ting, his father and used as places of worship ancestors and study building. When the British troops took control of the New Territories in 1898. Therefore, Kun Ting Study Hall changed for the headquarters of the British, police stations and land offices. However study hall still used in a part to educate their children, just like the original. The British government sent one British teachers and one Chinese to teach at here. So It be the first government school in Hong Kong until the early 1950s, when the government abolished of the public examination system by the Qing government.
By architecture, The building consists of two halls and one rear courtyard which made of gray bricks and granite columns. There are student chamber and linked to Ching Shu Hin, in which there was a large kitchen and a spacious courtyard for holding banquets.
In addition, the design of the altar also featured playing the scenes carved fretwork pattern. Decor Painting spectacular show combines advanced technical skills. However, when the building through time and space, the lack of maintenance, Kun Ting Study Hall was decline continued until 1991 the Hong Kong Jockey Club has subsidized funds restored historic hall Kun Ting, thus restoring the beauty of times past. And holds as Grade 1 historic building.
In Ping Shan Heung, there are 4 building characteristics as Study Hall.They were represents wealth rich atmosphere scholars of the time to prepare civil servants, including Shut Hing Study Hall in Tong Fong Tsuen, Ng Kui Study Hall in Hang Tau Tsuen and Yeuk Hui Study Hall with Kun Ting Study Hall in Hang Mei Tsuen.
Visitors can walk along the path to building by Ping Shan Heritage Trail or take Light rail transit Ping Shan station directly and walk along Ping Ha about 1 km (15 minutes).
Written April 23, 2015
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