Hong Kong Heritage Leisure tour-King Yin Lei Open Day
King Yin Lei was built by Mr. Shum Yat-chor and Mrs. Shum Li Po-lun in Protected content . Mr. Shum Yat-chor was a notable merchant and philanthropist in Xinhui of Guangdong Province.
The mansion was designed by British architect A.R. Fenton-Rayen. Construction began in Protected content was completed by Protected content . It sits on a 50,650 square feet site above Happy Valley Racecourse. The compound comprises a three-storey "red bricks and green tiles" building, a private garden festooned with penjing plants, various pavilions and terraces.
Situated at the Peak area, King Yin Lei symbolizes the rise of the Chinese merchant class. It also represents an earlier phase of Hong Kong history when the upper-class residential area took shape in the Mid-levels.
The mansion has been featured in several films and TV series over the years such as "Soldier of Fortune" Protected content a locally produced television series "Delightful Dream of the Capital" Protected content .
This historical residence could be most probably defined as an outstanding work of Chinese Renaissance style that reflects the design and construction excellence in both Chinese and Western architecture in Hong Kong's pre-war period.
After 1.5 hours leisure tour, I believe you will definitely learn a lot from this precious Hong Kong heritage site
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