Grading: Declared Monument
It was said that the kiln site at Wun Yiu Village in Tai Po had been owned by the Man and Tse clans since the Ming Dynasty, and that the Ma’s family later bought the kilns from the Man clan. Due to the unique geographical location of the village, the scale of porcelain production at the site was massive. The porcelain produced was supplied to the coastal area in southern China as well as some Southeast Asian countries. However, given the competition from the low price of the porcelain ware produced by the coastal kiln sites in Guangdong Province, the porcelain industry at Wun Yiu gradually declined. The kiln site in the village ceased operation in the 1930s. Over 10,000 artefacts have been unearthed from the site. While the site has long been abandoned, the remnants show how porcelain was made at various stages of production.
The Fan Sin Temple at Sheung Wun Yiu Village is the only temple in Hong Kong dedicated to Fan Tai Sin Sze, the patron saint of potters invited from Guangdong Province. From the plaque hanging in the main hall, it is believed that the temple has more than 200 years of history. Every year, ritual ceremonies are held by villagers to celebrate the birthday of Fan Tai Sin Sze. Chinese operas are performed for the god and parades are staged in different villages.
The project is supported by Lord Wilson Heritage Trust.
電話: 2291 0238