The Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall is an centuries-old home located in Sheung Shui Wai in the northern part of the New Territories of Hong Kong. The three-hall two-courtyard building was built in 1751 by the Liu clan who came from Fujian province and settled in Sheung Shui in the 14th century.
The family had become powerful and built the ancestral hall to display their good fortune. The building is richly embellished with plaster mouldings, wood carvings and murals of auspicious themes and designs. A wall at the far end of this hall is lined with name tablets that pay homage to the Liu's ancestors.
It was restored in 1983 with funding mainly from the clan and was listed as a declared monument in 1985. It underwent restoration again in 1994 with funds from the Government.
Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall is located at Mun Hau Tsuen, Sheung Shui Wai, Sheung Shui, New Territories. It is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. It is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year.
To get there, take MTR to Sheung Shui Station or Kowloon Motor Bus
70X Kwun Tong (Tsui Ping Road) - Sheung Shui. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Liu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall from Sheung Shui Railway Station or Sheung Shui Bus Terminus.