Man Mo Temple : God of Literature and God of Martial

by Terry Chua May. 20, 2019 194 views

Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island

Man Mo Temple is one of the oldest and most well-known Temple in Hong Kong. It's dedicated to the god of literature and god of martial which trace back to Imperial China’s civil service exams. One particularly memorable sight here is the huge incense coils hanging from the ceiling which are lit by people seeking fulfilment of their wishes. Those coils continue to burn for as long as three week.

Build in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants, Man Mo Temple create a pleasant contrast to the modern skyscrapers of the nearby financial district. It also houses the Lit Shing Temple, a temple for all gods and Kung So where disputes in the areas used to be settled.

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