Religious Sites in Hong Kong

Religious Sites in Hong Kong, China

Religious Sites in Hong Kong

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  • Aliya G
    Seoul, South Korea8 contributions
    This place is a great way to see the beauty of the nature and architecture. It has a long way to go up, but the view is wonderful. You can get there by bus.
    Written 16 February 2022
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  • Shasha A
    Hong Kong, China203 contributions
    We visited Lantau island in October.
    Our main destinations were,
    Tian Tan buddha
    Ngong Ping Village
    Wisdom path
    Tai O fishery village
    Fu Shan View Point
    Cheung sha beach

    We started our journey as early as possible. We arrived to Tung Chung around 10.30am. From MTR we walked pass through the bus terminal to the other side to take bus 23 to go to Ngong Ping Village. Wisdom path is also located in Ngong ping village. We covered all these areas within like 2hrs and took the bus No 21 to Tai O. Gets down at the last stop and keep walking through the village to and the trail path to Fu shan view point. It was a very sunny day there is no cover on top. We didnt spend much time there and we came to Cheung sha beach. You can take anybus that comes to Tung Chung from Tai O but you have to ask the bus driver to stop the bus to get off and the bech.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Edgar S
    Hong Kong, China1,472 contributions
    What a find. The 10.000 Buddha Monastery is a true and wonderful experience. One has to climb steps to reach the main temple but is rewarded by the view of the lined up monks on the way. There are seats provided along the climb. Once you reach the main temple, you look at 10.000 Buddhas all lined up. There are larger size monks, other buddha sculptures as well a pagoda which no closed to climb up because of the coronavirus. You shall be at inner peace and enjoy the splendid surroundings of Shatin. There is a gift shop that sells refreshments too. One can climb up further to see more of stone carved generals and other female sculptures. To sum it up, sensational. If you are in Hong Kong for a longer time, go there. It is free and one has to strike it off one's bucket list.
    Written 19 November 2020
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  • Jerry G
    Coppell, TX492 contributions
    We were fortunate to visit this temple during the Lunar New Year because there was so much activity to comprehend. Worshipers ask for guidance with their issues and problems and make offerings. Also, many seek vision from the fortune tellers in the area. The music, chanting, incense and lanterns all add to the scene. The grounds are also stunning. This temple deserves a visit any time of the year.
    Written 31 March 2020
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,583 contributions
    Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong for sure. It certainly does not offer the serene, peaceful experience like any other religious institutions. The building itself is pretty grand, though. Unfortunately signboard or illustration is lacking. A good place to meander and spend a couple hours.
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,681 contributions
    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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  • Shelliu
    Hilton Head, SC4,077 contributions
    Quite small but worth a stop. On Hollywood road, this tiny temple built in the 1800s has hundreds of beautiful coil incense burning over your head. It’s quite different from the other temples in Hong Kong. There are often a lot of Chinese tourists but if you go earlier in the day, it will be less busy.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,583 contributions
    Tin Hau Temple is one of the oldest religious institutions in Hong Kong. It also marks Yau Ma Tei's transformation from a humble fishing village to a bustling commercial area. The annual Tin Hau Festival is a big event. The open area in front of the temple is a popular hangout place among elder residents.
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • butterflydiva7
    Wexford, Ireland210 contributions
    Tin Hau temple is near the temple street night market area
    It’s dedicated to Tin Hau the sea goddess
    Here you will see many incense spirals hanging from the ceiling
    You will also see icons
    Photos are allowed
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • ahmadf617
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
    The mosque was a hive of activity during the Chinese New Year Holidays. Besides worshipping in the mosque, there was also also plenty of activity at the nearby Kowloon Park. Definitely the biggest mosque in Hong Kong/Kowloon. Hawker food is plentiful around the mosque.
    Written 17 December 2018
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    This is the largest temple on Hong Kong island and was built by local residents in 1862 in the Qing dynasty. It is a little tricky to find but it’s not far off Queens Rd in Wan Chai. Entry is free.
    Currently the front façade is being restored and is covered in bamboo scaffolding and green netting so you can see very little as you enter. However as soon as you step inside you are immediately struck by a ceiling full of vividly colourful lotus flower lanterns.
    The central main hall is dedicated to Pak Tai, god of the sea. He also goes by the pleasingly dramatic name, ‘Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven’. A 400 year old and 3m tall copper statue of the god takes central place. He is surrounded by hanging coils of smoky incense, offerings of fruit and flowers and red cloths and is flanked by numerous other gods.
On the left hand side of the main hall, you see a wall full of rows of small dark figures. These are the Tai Sui, 60 planetary gods who are responsible for the years and this is where people may pay their respects and hope for a good year.
    GETTING THERE: From Queens Rd East, head up Stone Nullah Lane, past the famous Blue House. At the top of the road, you will come to a playground area and temple is on your left, behind the giant banyan tree.
    Written 16 March 2021
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,831 contributions
    Recommend to visit this place whether you are a local or tourist. It’s easy to get to. Take MTR to Sha Tin and from Exit B turn left and head towards the walkway ramp. Then turn left and retrace the ramp on street level and you will see some signs to To Fung Shan. You will see a narrow stairs sandwiched between 2 stairs. Climb the narrow stairs and then just walk up the slope for around 20 to 30 minutes following signs to To Fung Shan and you will find your destination. The Christian centre and it’s grounds comprising a church built with Chinese architecture, a labyrinth, a wooded area, an open air huge cross, etc were built about 100 years ago by a Norwegian evangelist. The place is quiet and unspoilt. You can easily spend 1 hour of your time there (not including the walk up). The architecture is really beautiful and you can see Shatin town and other attractions from the hill.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • PaulS15
    Toronto, Canada815 contributions
    Worth the visit and near the Tin Hau subway station (exit A1). Very beautiful roof structure and quite historic ie over 200 years old. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Seafarers. No charge to enter and need 20-25 minutes.

    Written 20 October 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,681 contributions
    At the southeastern end of the Repulse Bay Beach there is a statue park of sorts found around the Hong Kong Life Saving Society (HKLSS) building. Fronting the building are two giant statues of Tin Hau on the right and Kun Iam on the left when facing the HKLSS building. Both are around 10 metres in height.

    Note: Many maps and tourist information sources identify this place as the Kun Iam and/or Tin Hau Temple of Repulse Bay. It is not actually a temple but given the red glazed tile exterior of the building along with the vast quantity of colourful figures of gods, goddesses and auspicious structures scattered around the building, it is easy to understand why it is misidentified as a temple by so many.

    The statue of Tin Hau was unveiled in 1970. What you will see is a seated figure, colourfully decorated with mosaic patterned dress, holding a sword. The base of the statue includes added decoration including traditional Chinese coins. It is an attractive figure of the goddess of the sea and worth spending a minute or two to enjoy while exploring the statue park at HKLSS.

    At the park you'll find many interesting statues and structures to view. The sister statue of Kun Iam, the goddess of mercy is also impressive. Others of note here are the Longevity Bridge and the Pavilion of Longevity. These are also worth finding and enjoying while here.
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,583 contributions
    This is one of the best places to explore the religious scene of Hong Kong without encountering the tourist crowd. Ching Chung Koon, or the Temple of the Green Pine, is a traditional Taoist temple with a lovely (although somehow dilapidated) garden and lots of worshippers. Bus 960 connects the place with Central and Wanchai.
    Written 16 February 2019
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