The TSUI SING LAU PAGODA (Chinese : 聚星樓;
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A further Tang legend relates how in 1382, Tang Yin-tung dreamed that
a group of stars all gathered together and dropped onto the place
where the pagoda now stands. Tang was reminded of the words of a fung
shui master who had complimented the good fung shui of Ping Shan, but
who also gave two comments on its geographical weaknesses. The Tangs
had not fully comprehended the second comment, so Tang Yin-tung
immediately consulted a Fung Shui master. The master advised him to
build a Buddhist pagoda on that spot in order to gather the
'scholarship' for the clan, hence the name. After the building of the
Built on a low foundation, the hexagonal pagoda is believed to have had an initial total of seven floors, but this was reduced to three due to erosion. It is made of mud bricks and granite. Fui Shing is worshipped on the top floor, where the words OVER THE MILKY WAY was inscribed. Fui Shing was a god who determined which scholars were to pass examinations and receive titles. The words THE PAGODA OF GATHERING STARS and LIGHT SHINES STRAIGHT ONTO THE DIPPERS AND THE ENCLOSURES were inscribed on the second and ground floors respectively.
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