Tang Clan Ancestral Hall

Notable Building in Yuen Long

The sense of dignified grandiosity is unmistakable at Hong Kong's most magnificent ancestral hall (c 1273). The spaces and ornaments are larger than life, but keep to an understated palette. The basin feasts (parties where guests eat from basins piled with layers of food) thrown in the courtyards here by the Tangs are famous, as are the fashion shows by one of their best-known members – William Tang, a fashion designer who created uniforms for Dragon Air, the MTR and Hong Kong International Airport.

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