Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery
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|Alternative names||Pok Fu Lam Cemetery / Chinese Christian Cemetery|
|Founder||Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union|
|Location||19-125 Pok Fu Lam Road (Western end of Hong Kong)|
The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery also known as Pok Fu Lam Cemetery or Chinese Christian Cemetery was built in 1882. It is a cemetery under the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union.  It is situated on the western end of Hong Kong Island, in 119-125 Pok Fu Lam Road, between Victoria Road and Sandy Bay Tung Wah Coffin Home.  It is a cemetery consisting of terraces on the hillside, interconnected with staircases, making it a magnificent view.
The Chinese Christian Union Pok Fu Lam Cemetery was built in 1882. It has been standing in the Southwest of Hong Kong Island for more than a hundred years. The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union has always functioned on the funds raised by church members. Similarly, the cemetery was built with the funds provided by supporting Christian churches in Hong Kong. A priest from the Chinese Christian Union introduced the idea of creating a cemetery to cater to the needs of fellow Christians, therefore the Union applied to the government in 1882. When the application was approved, the cemetery was built in a large scale starting from the higher contours downwards. From Pok Fu Lam Road, the cemetery was extended to Victoria Road.
In August, 1976, a heavy rainstorm led to the occurrence of a landslide which destroyed Section BA and AA. The remaining complete graves in these section were then moved to Section JF while the incomplete ones were buried in a public sharing grave.
Design of the cemetery
Below Victoria Road is the lower part of the cemetery. Temporary toilets and office are set up. Again, there are different grave yards in the lower part and there are four crematoria. More non-permanent graves which require timely “exhumation” are found in this part. In other words, new burials are mostly found in this part of the cemetery.
Application for burial and disposal of cremated ashesThe Chinese Christian Union Pok Fu Lam Cemetery is a private cemetery recognized by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
Rooms in the crematoria are classified into three classes. The first class rooms are new and unused, costing HKD$15000 for members and HKD$30000 for non-members. The second and third class rooms are used and recycled ones. The second class rooms cost HKD$10000 for members and HKD$20000 for non-members while the third class costs HKD$3000 for members and HKD$6000 for non-members. 
SurroundingsThere are a number of tombstone factories, for example, Chan Shek Factory, Kong Luen Kee Factory and Chan Chow Factory.
Some flower shops can also be found. Some have long history and have been opened for 40 years.
They are found on the two sides of Victoria Road.
Most of the people buried here are Chinese. Some were priests when alive. There are some celebrities from different fields such as entertainment,politics,academic and so on. The tombstone of Kough Ti Shan attracts many people to visit every year.
Kough Ti Shan 許地山
- ex professor in University of Hong Kong
- buried in 1941
Ho Tai Sor 何大傻
- famous artist in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau
- all-rounded artist, participated in singing, acting, playing music instrument and so on
- buried in 1957
Tse Tsan Tai, See James 謝纘泰
- late Qing active revolutionist
- pioneer in Chinese aviation development
- buried in 1938
Cheng Shi Leung 鄭士良
- late Qing active revolutionist
- buried in 1901
The Chinese Christian Cemetery can be accessed by different public transport including minbuses and buses.
94 Central (Ferry Piers) – Lee Tung Estate
94X Central (Exchange Square) – Lee Tung Estate
4 Wah Fu (South) – Central
49 Cyberport – Central (Hong Kong Station)
43X Wah Kwai – Admiralty (West)
43X Wah Kwai – Wan Chai (Conventional and Exhibition Centre)
M47 Wah Fu (North) – Central (Hong Kong Station)
71 (Circular) Wong Chuk Hang – Central (Ferry Piers)
71P Sham Wan – Central (Ferry Piers)
40 Wah Fu (North) – Wan Chai Ferry
40M Wah Fu (North) – Wan Chai Ferry
970 Cyberport – So Uk
970X Tin Wan – So Uk
973 Stanley – Tsim Sha Tsui (East)
973P Wong Chuk Hang Road (Aberdeen Sports Ground) – Tsim Sha Tsui (East)
93 South Horizons – Robinson Road
93 Ap Lei Chau Estate – Robinson Road
93A Lei Tung – Robinson Road
93C Ap Lei Chau Main Street – Caine Road
93C Tin Wan – Caine Road
47P Kennedy Town (Belcher Bay) – Wong Chuk Hang
37A (Circular) Chi Fu Fai Yuen – Central
37B (Circular) Chi Fu Fai Yuen - Admiralty
37X (Circular)Chi Fu Fai Yuen – Admiralty
91 Ap Lei Chau Estate – Central (Ferry Piers)
91 South Horizons – Central (Ferry Piers)
971 Hoi Lai Estate – Shek Pai Wan
40P Sham Wan – Robinson Road
40P Wah Fu (North) – Robinson Road
40P Wah Kwai – Robinson Road
7 Shek Pai Wan – Central (Ferry Piers)
46X (Circular) Tin Wan – Wan Chai
M49P Cyberport – Central (Hong Kong Station)
A10 Ap Lei Chau Estate – Airport (Ground Transportation Centre)
8， 10， 10X， 11， 18M， 28， 31， 54， 55
Queen Mary Hospital Car Park
Cyberport Car Park
Victoria Road Petrol Station