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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #82 of 406 attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Giant coils of burning incense make the air blue inside the Man Mo Temple, while worshippers light more bundles of incense sticks and place them in... more »
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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Unlike many other Chinese temple, Man Mo has preserved its atmosphere... or maybe I simply got lucky with the rainy weather and not many tourists around. The inside of the temple is heavily decorated, although not very big. You can reach it with a 30 min walk from Central MTR and it's definetely worth a visit if you are nearby.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This small temple provides a nice bit of contrast to the urbanness of Hong Kong. It's definitely worth a visit, though I would recommend spending a few minutes beforehand reading up on it so that you can better appreciate its cultural significance. The architectural features of its interior are quite interesting, too. Keep in mind that this is a place... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a very interesting place with people burning all sorts of incense in huge quantities as they go thru their rituals. Not sure how people can work in there with all that smoke. Definitely worth seeing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Its a cultural and symbolic place for the chinese. the temple has all across it's ceiling incense sticks burning. Initially it feels you are cluded by the haziness due to smoke, but slowly you realise it doesnt harm you. very quiet to meditate, pray.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Walking toward the temple you first become aware of a woody / smoky smell that resolves itself into the scent of burning sandalwood incense sticks. Inside the temple the air is full of curling wisps of incense and dark. The lacquered furniture, Buddhas and ornaments add to the atmosphere. This was a "working temple" not a tourist venue and many... More

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Tarnok, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After comming from China mainland, we found it extremly small. After walking around, we understand, that is really for the practical reason: come here, make your pray and offer,also in the third part, they use as we do with our cemeteries. Sothe spirituality comes from the use, charm comes from the fact what is it for. Don't visit if you... More

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Purchase some incense and enjoy the smokey atmosphere of the Man Mo temple. We visited on a Sunday morning and there were a few devotees doing there prayers. It is smokey from the incense, however it is an authentic Hong Kong temple with the feeling of spirituality. Worth finding and visiting. The small attached shop has some cool, inexpensive gifts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We arrived down Ladder Street and you could smell the incense wafting up into the air. Personally we loved the place. Yes was smokey but also full of character. The ornaments, people coming to 'offer' and caretakers all bustling around. Had great original charm and authenticity.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Was a stop on the big bus tour, wasn't really worth it. First of all aesthetically speaking it wasn't that impressive, there aren't many signs in English so you don't really know what is what. Secondly it's extremely smokey in there from the incense sticks, it was soo difficult to breathe.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A lovely temple inside. All the information is written in Chinese so I would suggest reading about it before you go so you understand. It is very smoky inside as there is lots of inscence burning all around and even above your head! I thought it would be bigger but it is small and took about 5 minutes to walk... More

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