Yeung Hau Temple at Po Chue Tam in Tai O was probably built in 1699 or earlier with reference to an iron bell cast in the 38th year of Kangxi reign (1699) of the Qing Dynasty. It was declared a monument in 2017.
The Temple is dedicated to the worship of Hau Wong. According to legend, Hau Wong refers to Yeung Leung Jit, a loyal and courageous general of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279). It is said that Yeung protected the last 2 emperors of the Southern Song Dynasty, namely Emperor Zhao Shi and Emperor Zhao Bing, to flee to the south during the Mongolian invasion. After his death, people built Yeung Hau Temple to commemorate Yeung. The Temple is also popular for its strong association with Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade held during Tuen Ng Festival when the deity statue of Yeung Hau is invited to participate in the water parade and related ceremonies.
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