A photo taken with Barbara's mother and a lot of kids. I assume that one of the kids is Barbara. The picture was probably taken at  Sung Wong Toi Garden ( 马头围宋王臺花园)


Sung Wong Toi Garden is located at the junction of Sung Wong Toi Road and Ma Tau Chung Road. It is a park of great historical value in the Kowloon City district. According to history, at the end of the Sung Dynasty (1276AD), Sung Wong Toi was originally located on a hill called "Sacred Hill" along the seashore. After the Sung Dynasty was overthrown by the Mongolian army in 1279, people inscribed the words "Sung Wong Toi" on the huge rock in memory of the fact that two Sung Emperors once took refuge there. In 1941, the Japanese army occupied Hong Kong. They burst the huge rocks of the "Sacred Hill" in order to expand the Kai Tak Airport. The rock with the words "Sung Wong Toi" remained intact by chance. In 1945, Hong Kong was liberated. To preserve the historical heritage, the Government built "Sung Wong Toi Garden" on the west of the "Sacred Hill". The huge rock was cut into a rectangle and moved into the Garden when the construction works were completed in the winter of that year.


(source: https://www.hkmemory.hk/MHK/collections/hkplaces/AllItems/2110/8077/index.html)

(Thanks to Chak for helping with the research: https://m.weibo.cn/status/4766576925214891)





Sung wong toi
Sung Wong Toi, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

Sung Wong Toi (宋王臺) is a monument in Hong Kong, located in Sung Wong Toi Garden, Kowloon City nearby the former Kai Tak Airport. According to legend, the last two emperors of the Song Dynasty (960–1279) Emperor Duanzong of Song, Zhao Shi and Emperor Bing of Song, Zhao Bing were pursued by the army of the Mongol Empire and fled south to Hong Kong. They took refuge at the Sacred Hill (聖山) along the seashore. To commemorate this, future generations inscribed the words “Sung Wong Toi” on this large rock on top of the hill.

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in 1941–1945, the large rock was destroyed in the extension of the Kai Tak Airport, and the Sacred Hill was leveled later. Fortunately, a portion of the rock inscribed with Chinese characters survived. Requested by local residents, the Hong Kong Government renovated the remnants of the rock and constructed the Sung Wong Toi Garden to place it. The garden is about 300 feet away from the original site of the Sacred Hill, which located at the junction of Sung Wong Toi Road (宋皇臺道) and Ma Tau Chung Road.

(source: https://hong-kong-travelblog.com/culture-heritage/sung-wong-toi-terrace-of-the-song-dynasty-emperors/)










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