At Ping Shek Estate, you will find Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple, Ngau Chi Wan. The Temple has red external walls, green tiles, ceramic portraits on the roof and a stone plaque inscribed with 4 Chinese characters “ 三山國王 ” (meaning Kings of 3 Mountains, the English transliteration is Sam Shan Kwok Wong) at the entrance. The exact year of construction of the Temple cannot be ascertained. According to the inscription at the ridge, it is believed that the Temple was rebuilt in 1911.
The belief of Sam Shan Kwok Wong originated from Chaozhou, Guangdong. “Sam Shan” refers to Du Shan, Ming Shan and Jin Shan in Chaozhou. There are many legendary stories about them. Some people said that the mountain deities of these 3 mountains helped Emperor Taizu of the Song Dynasty, Zhao Kuangyin, successfully combat enemies; and Emperor Taizu of the Song Dynasty granted the deities the title of “Kings of 3 Mountains”.
Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple, Ngau Chi Wan was rated Grade 3 historic building in 2010.
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