Che Kung Temple

Che Kung Temple, Hong Kong

Che Kung Temple
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China133,724 contributions
One of Hong Kong's most interesting temples, especially during CNY
Feb 2019
Che Kung is one of Hong Kong's most interesting temples to visit. It is located along Che Kung Miu Road in Sha Tin and is open from 7am to 6pm daily.

Dedicated to Song Dynasty general Che Kung, this temple was originally built around 300 years ago. It was reconstructed and enlarged in 1994 in order to handle the large number of visitors during the Che Kung Festival on the second day of Chinese New Year (CNY).

The present temple incorporates Japanese temple architecture and includes a large courtyard with multiple gate entrance where you'll see deity sculptures and joss sticker burners in front of the large open entrance into the main hall,

Within the large hall, there is a giant golden statue of Che Kung flanked by large drum and bell. There is also a fan-bladed wheel of fortune which worshippers believe will provide good luck if you spin it three times.

An interesting time to visit the temple is during the annal CNY holiday, when large crowds flock to the temple to burn incense, pray and spin the fan-blade wheel for good luck. You'll also see pinwheel stalls in the temple courtyard. While crowds are heavy, visits are manageable for those with patience.

In the end, I find Che Kung to be one of the most interesting and memorable temple visits you can make in Hong Kong. If interested in seeing other great temples in the city, make sure to combine your visit here with that of Man Fat Sze (10,000 Buddha Monastery) also in Sha Tin.
Written 30 October 2019
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Andrew Tsui
Hong Kong, China196 contributions
Unauthentic
Oct 2019
Standard Temple, lots of incense... just a typical find around HK and China. Very grand statue. Temple is very small and shouldn't take a very long time to visit. However, it has been renovated many times. The paint, roof etc. are all recreations and ruins historic feel. Spotted some Graffiti on the walls too!
Written 23 October 2019
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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo, CA778 contributions
Loved it! My 2nd Favorite Temple in all of Hong Kong!
Oct 2019
Loved it! My 2nd Favorite Temple in all of Hong Kong! I love the huge statue of Che Kung, all incense, etc. I was the only tourist, so it was great!
Written 13 October 2019
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chutchutchut
Bangkok, Thailand114 contributions
Smoke, incense, tourists
Mar 2019 • Couples
Three sure things you’ll see at the temple is tourists coming to the temple praying for blessings and fortune in life.

There’s an incense shoo right in front. The price starts at HK$38 per set. But you can also just walk in and pray without any incense sticks as well.

For those who’s allergic to smoke might need to be extra careful not to get smoke in their eyes. Because there’re incense stick size of a full-grown man for sale. When we got there, there’re like three of them being lightened up. Got teary the whole time we were there. T_T
Written 16 March 2019
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Kasemsuk T
Bangkok, Thailand106 contributions
Visit a temple
Feb 2019 • Family
It took 5 minutes walk from Tai Wai station , MRT. Many tourists came here to pay respect to Che Kung who was believed to have a political role in China history. It’s one of tourist destination.
Written 19 February 2019
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Chutinun T
Bangkok, Thailand131 contributions
nice place
Nov 2018 • Family
We went there by MTR not far from Tai Wai Station. Many Oversea and Chinese came to pray for better life .
Written 13 November 2018
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,333 contributions
Always nice to visit Temples!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Opening hours 7am-6pm try visiting in the morning before the rest of the tourists for a more authentic experience! We got there by MTR and a 7-10minute nice walk. We got some incense at the entrance and hit the “drum” like they asked us. Later we paid to ask a question with the “numbered sticks” and if you understand Cantonese they read and explain the answer... we didn’t 😳😬🙏🏼 really loved visiting and praying here!
Written 28 October 2018
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,213 contributions
Chinese temple
Aug 2018 • Family
The Che Kung Temple is always busy with both local and overseas worshipers, especially those from Thailand (I don't know the reason though). Not particularly interesting but still a good place for a short stay.
Written 4 August 2018
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Bingbingbing
Hong Kong, China169 contributions
A traditional temple
Mar 2018 • Solo
With fewer tourists when compared with Wong Tai Sin Temple. If taking underground to visit this temple, should stop at Tai Wai and take a 10-minute walk to there. NO NEED TO change to Ma On Shan line and get off at Che Kung Temple station.
Written 19 July 2018
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JandJSydney
Woy Woy, Australia241 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2018 • Couples
We decided to go by train from Whompao, so that made our day all the more interesting. Fortunately not many at the Temple as we arrived early (0930 approx) on a Monday. A great experience, could imagine it getting quite crowded later in the day. Not a large Temple but still plenty to capture your attention. An hour or so was a good time spent by us. Then the 10 min walk back to the station and the return journey.
Very happy with the days activities.
Written 29 June 2018
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