The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda In Hong Kong

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According to the genealogy of the Tang clan of Ping Shan, Tsui Sing Lau pagoda was built more than 600 years ago by Tang Yin-tung, the 7th generation ancestor.
This green brick structure pagoda is hexagonal-shaped with thirteen meters high and has a three storeys (formerly 7).

On top of its floor, there is a statue of Fui Shing (Champion Star – a deity who controls the success or failure in examinations) that is worshipped by many people.

Auspicious titles are inscribed on each floor: on the ground floor – “Light Shines Straight Onto the Dippers and Tour Chùa Hương the Enclosures”, on the middle floor – “Pagoda of Gathering Stars” and on the top floor – “Over the Milky Way”.

Situated to the north of Sheung Cheung Wai, the pagoda was built in order to improve feng shui of the locality: to prevent flooding disasters to the village and avoid evil spirits from the North as well as to help the Tangs win a title in the imperial examination. It was declared a monument on 14 December 2001.

According to the story, Tang Yin-tung was dreaming a group of stars all gathered together and suddenly dropped down onto the place where the current pagoda stands.

He consulted a feng shui master immediately and he was advised by the feng shui master to build a Buddhist pagoda on that spot so that he could gather the ‘scholarship’ for the clan. Not long after the pagoda was built[ ], the Tang clan produced numerous scholars and Tour Chùa Hương officials in the Qing and Ming dynasties.