Kon Lan Hee Pang, Dongguan District, Kwangtung Province

Kon Lan Hee Pang, where Wung Sam Sing, came from is in the Dongguan District of Kwangtung Province.  Here is the Chinese characters written by a friend.

Hee is village/fair.  and Pang means tent built by either cotton cloth or bamboo with straw.

On Wung Sam Sing(Shin) tomb, En Leong inscribed this home town (Kon Lan Hi Khi Pyan) which must be the Hakka pronunciation.  Jean Wung Chang mentions that the village was a place where they would bring their stuff to ‘sell’, build up the market with tents, and then break them down after- like a farmers market.

Today, I believe the town is Guanlan which is the Mandarin/pinyin spelling.  History says it is in TungKun, Dongguan district but today, it looks to be in Bao’an district of Shenzhen City.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bao‘an_District)


Jean Chang got a letter from a Mr. Kong LIU describing where Kon Larn Hee is located.  You can read it here.  The pdf file copied the page in overlapping style.

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I tried to rewrite this:

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Jean got a old German Map here that shows Kon.  It is marked in pink.

I found an 1878 map that shows Kon Lan:



This army map  1954 shows Kon Lan also spelt Kuan Lan Hsu with the chinese characters above.



Presently, this place looks to be Guanlanzhen, which looks to be part of Bao’an, Shenzhen, Guangdong

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Kon Lan Hee Pang


觀 / 观


Pronunciation: Gun : (Jyutping) ; Guan : (Pinyin)
Definition: {1) [1] [v] see; observe; view; appearance; behold; take a view of; look; inspect [2] sights; views [3] [v] display [4] a point of view; conception
{2) a Taoist temple or shrine


瀾 / 澜


pronunciation: LAN : Jyutping and pinyin 
Definition:  Billow or wave
pronunciation: heoi : Jyutping;  xu : pinyin
Definition:   country fair
Pronunciation:  paang:  Jyutping ;   peng : pinyin
Definition:  canopy;shed;set(of teeth)