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Encyclopedia > Wo Hop Shek

Wo Hop Shek (Chinese: 和合石) is an area in the south of Fanling, Hong Kong. It consists of villages and recently developed housing estates. The area is famous for its large public cemetery, Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery, on the nearby hillside. Every year, during the Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival, many people would come to visit their ancestors. Fanling Wai Deserted market in Luen Wo Hui, originally run by Puntis Fanling Law Courts Building New buildings in Luen Wo Hui A block of Wah Ming Estate, a typical Y-shaped public estate, in Fanling, at sunset Fanling, also known as Fan Ling and Fan Leng, is an area... Qing Ming Jie (Chinese: 清明節; Hong Kong Ching Ming Festival; pinyin: qīng míng jié), literally Pure Brightness Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival/holiday on the 106th day after the winter solstice, occurring on April 4 or April 5 of the Gregorian calendar (see Chinese... Double Ninth Festival (重九, also Chung Yeung Festival 重陽節 in Hong Kong) dated on the ninth day of the ninth month in Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holidays, mentioned in writing since before the East Han period. ...

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Railway

In 1950-1951, a Wo Hop Shek Branch (in fact only a long siding) of Kowloon-Canton Railway was built to transport bodies of civilians killed in WW2, and later to cater the visitor in Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival. The whole single track branch was built upon an embankment. It branched off south of Fanling Station, at the start of the curve. The station at Wo Hop Shek was the most modern of all stations in Hong Kong at the time it was built, and instead of being a brick built structure as other stations were it was of cement and steel. Special vehicles were built to carry the bodies. The branch was abandoned after the railway was electrified in 1983. No traces can be found now of the line, but the site of the station survives as a roundabout. The start of the branch is now marked by a red gate visible on the Fanling side of the Jockey Club Road bridge, which used to be a level crossing. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a railway network in Hong Kong, China, comprising intercity rapid transit and light rail systems. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Qing Ming Jie (Chinese: 清明節; Hong Kong Ching Ming Festival; pinyin: qīng míng jié), literally Pure Brightness Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival/holiday on the 106th day after the winter solstice, occurring on April 4 or April 5 of the Gregorian calendar (see Chinese... Double Ninth Festival (重九, also Chung Yeung Festival 重陽節 in Hong Kong) dated on the ninth day of the ninth month in Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holidays, mentioned in writing since before the East Han period. ... A single track railway A single track railway is one where traffic in both directions shares the same track. ... Embankment can be: An artificial slope which can be made out of earth, stones or bricks, or a combination of these. ... Fanling (粉嶺站) is a station on Hong Kongs KCR East Rail. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Gallant Garden

In 1996, Gallant Garden (or Ho Yuen, in Chinese), in Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery, was established for the civil servants who die of injuries during their duty. In 2000, permanent earth burial was extended to both civil servants and non-civil servants who died of exceptional bravery on duty. There is also a big Buddhist-Taoist monastery built near the cemetery. There are many shops in the villages which makes stone graves. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Gallant Garden (Traditional Chinese: ), in Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery at Wo Hop Shek, Hong Kong, was established in November of 1996 for civil servants who die on duty. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Housing estates

They are mostly public housing estates built after 1983, as reflected on the fact that part of the original trackbed of the railway branch is occupied by two of the estates. Public housing estate (公共屋邨) is the housing estate in Hong Kong, mainly built by Hong Kong Housing Authority and Hong Kong Housing Society. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... A track bed is the term used to describe the groundwork onto which a railway track is laid. ...

  • Avon Park
  • Cheong Shing Court
  • Dawning Views
  • King Shing Court
  • Wah Ming Estate
  • Wah Sum Estate
  • Yan Shing Court
  • Yung Shing Court

Wah Ming Estate(華明邨)is a court which is located in Fanling South, New Territories. ... Wah Ming Estate (華明邨) is a public housing estate in Fanling new town of New Territories of Hong Kong. ...

Villages

  • Wo Hing Tsuen
  • Wo Hop Shek New Village
  • Wo Hop Shek Village

External link

  • Orthophoto of Wo Hop Shek in Google Map

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Wo Hop Shek Information (362 words)
Wo Hop Shek (和合石) is an area in the south of Fanling, Hong Kong.
In 1950-1951, a Wo Hop Shek Branch (in fact only a long siding) of Kowloon-Canton Railway was built to transport bodies of civilians killed in WW2, and later to cater the visitor in Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival.
The station at Wo Hop Shek was the most modern of all stations in Hong Kong at the time it was built, and instead of being a brick built structure as other stations were it was of cement and steel.
Wo Hop Shek at AllExperts (448 words)
Wo Hop Shek (å'ŒåˆçŸ³) is an area in the south of Fanling, Hong Kong.
In 1950-1951, a Wo Hop Shek Branch (in fact only a long siding) of Kowloon-Canton Railway was built to transport bodies of civilians killed in WW2, and later to cater the visitor in Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival.
The station at Wo Hop Shek was the most modern of all stations in Hong Kong at the time it was built, and instead of being a brick built structure as other stations were it was of cement and steel.
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