Year of Construction
The first cluster is located on the hillside of a passing place on Nam Long Shan Road. The road is wider at the location, and sometimes cars park here. The shelter of the idol cluster is built from stainless steel rods and other metal implements, covered by wavy metal sheets on the roof, sides and back, shaped similarly as an ordinary altar – only built with metal instead of timber or bricks. On the upper parts of the altar are shelves for placing incense, lighters and plastic bottles. Flanking the main altar on the ground are smaller altars built from concrete, giving different idols homes of their own.
The two idol clusters at Brick Hill are 10 minutes’ walk apart. The idol cluster at the passing place near Nam Long Shan Road is smaller in scale, while the one on the hiking trail leading to the Brick Hill Pavilion is larger. Both clusters make liberal use of stainless steel rods and other metal implements as supports and rails, and are better organised than the idol clusters in other districts. They seem to be built by someone/a group of someones with engineering knowledge. The idol cluster further up on Brick Hill features idol altars, man-made paths connected to the trail, and even another path behind the altars for storing maintenance tools – not unlike the maintenance paths used in modern works projects. This shows the amount of forethought and planning that went into the building of these clusters.