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Sung Wong Toi Garden, Ma Tau Wai

馬頭圍宋王臺花園


位於宋皇臺道及馬頭涌道交界的宋王臺花園是九龍城區內極具歷史價值的公園。據歷史記載,宋朝末年(約公元1276年)帝罡、帝昺二帝被元兵追迫而南遷,曾駐驛於此。宋王臺原位於海濱一名為聖山的小丘之上,元兵於1279年滅宋後,元人刻「宋王臺」之字於小丘之巨石上,以紀念宋帝曾駐驛於此。公元1941年,日軍佔領本港時,因擴建啟德機場,便將聖山上巨石炸開,用以建築機場,刻有「宋王臺」三字之巨石,則幸能保存。1945年本港重光,政府為保存古蹟,於聖山原址之西興建「宋王臺花園」,並將此巨石削為四方形,移置園內,公園於同年冬季落成。

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.

Collection
Hong Kong Image Database
Sub-Collection
Past and Present
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Subject
 Recreation
Location
Ma Tau Wai — Sung Wong Toi Garden, Kowloon City District
Date
1984
Owner
University of Hong Kong Libraries. Special Collections 香港大學圖書館. 特藏部
Source Type
Photograph — Colour
See Also
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Accession No
S2009.0798
Resource Type
Still Image