Travel to Hong Kong at 5 famous temples


 A trip to Hong Kong, certainly indispensable for visiting religious destinations, is also a way for visitors to be connected to the local Hong Kong folk customs. The most sacred temples in Hong Kong will be Fareastour synthesis and introduction to visitors. Do not miss the opportunity to "wish" at the temple during the visiting to Hong Kong!

 The temples in Hong Kong are dedicated to different religions: mostly Buddhism and Taoism, along with Confucian temples, and temples are sometimes reserved for more than one god. Due to the generations of immigrants to this small island, the religious buildings of each faith are scattered throughout Hong Kong. However, we manual only focuses on the sacred temples that most visitors would like to visit. The temples have elaborately decorated façades, mythological dragon sculptures.

 

1. Po Lin monastery (Big Buddha) on Lantau Island.

 

This Hong Kong temple is famous for its Tan Tien Buddha statue, a large bronze Buddha statue that can be seen miles away. Po Lin Monastery was originally opened to the public in 1970 but has become a staple of many tourist sights for visitors after the completion of the Great Buddha in 1993. Po Lin Monastery is home to three The huge Buddha statue is 34 meters high and the Buddha statue is made of bronze, weighing 250 tons. 


Po Lin monastery has long been one of Hong Kong's most important Buddhist monuments
Po Lin monastery has long been one of Hong Kong's most important Buddhist monuments
 

Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00

Venue: Po Lin Monastery in Ngong Ping Plateau, Tung Chung Town, Lantau Island

 

2. Wong Tai Sin temple on the island of Kowloon

 

Wong Tai Sin Temple is the most famous temple in Hong Kong and is a large area with many discoveries. The 18,000-square-foot temple is located in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon and is dedicated to three major religions in China - Wong Tai Sin, Confucius (Confucius) and Buddhism (Guanyin).

 

In addition to the unique large hall, major attractions include the Ba-Saint Hall, Taoist Temple and Nine Dragons Wall. The main temple was built according to traditional Chinese architecture, including red pillars and golden roofs.

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Opening Hours: Daily from 07:00 to 17:30

Address: 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

Phone: +852 2327 8141

 

3. Man Mo Temple in the center 


Man Mo Temple is a monument in Hong Kong to honor the literary god and the god of war
Man Mo Temple is a monument in Hong Kong to honor the literary god and the god of war
 

Man Mo Temple is the oldest and certainly one of the most respected temples in Hong Kong. Fragrant and long lasting smoke create a mysterious space that most people are enthralled with. Built in 1847, the Man Mo Temple is named after two main deities: the man, the deity of literature, wearing a red dress and holding a scrub; and Mo, god of war, wearing a blue shirt and holding a sword.

 

Opening hours: Daily 08:00 - 18:00

Address: 126 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2540 0350

 

4. Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas of Sha Tin New Territories

 

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Cantonese Buddha Statue) is an attractive Buddhist temple. Located in Sha Tin in the New Territories (Hong Kong's new administrative district).

 

The temple, known as the museum with collection of Buddha statues stretching over eight hectares. This is one of the most famous temples of Hong Kong. And it is a famous  tourist attractions. The temple was built by respected Buddhist monk Yuet Ka in 1957 with the help of his followers.

 

Despite its name, there are now more than 13,000 Buddha statues displayed here. With a variety of styles, materials and sizes. Included from the statuettes to the large bronze paintings in the temple gardens. 


The temple is known as the museum which houses a collection of Buddha statues stretching over 8 hectares
The temple is known as the museum which houses a collection of Buddha statues stretching over 8 hectares
 

Note, there are no monks practicing at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong; It is run by volunteers.

 

Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 to 17:30

Location: Sha Tin Town, located to the east of the new territory

 

5. Pak Tai Temple on Cheung Chau Island

 

Bright and colorful, the Pak Tai temple on Cheung Chau island was built in the 18th century. When Pak Tai's image, a Chinese goddess was respected by fishermen. And set up as a guard for marine fishing. The god was taken to a small island off the southern coast of Hong Kong.

 

Located near the pier, every weekend visitors visit the Pak Tai Temple in Cheung Chau quite crowded. Along with that, visitors can combine the excitement and spend a holiday on the beautiful coast of Cheung Chau.

 

Coming here at the Lunar New Year Festival in lunar month will certainly be even more attractive. Thousands of people come down to Cheung Chau Island and enjoy lion dance performances, parades...and savor the sensational world of a variety of local cakes, snacks and local delicacies.

 

Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00

Location: next to Cheung Chau ferry

 

Visit these temples during your Hong Kong trip. To send prayers as well as pray for the gods for health, luck, money, peace!






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