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Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple

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Address: Youmadi, Youjianwang District, Hong Kong, China
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A rare historical Chinese temple abutting one of the busiest roads in HK

Owing to historical setting, this temple was originally built as old as or even older than the famous trunk road Nathan Road was built when Hong Kong was handed over to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Owing to historical setting, this temple was originally built as old as or even older than the famous trunk road Nathan Road was built when Hong Kong was handed over to the British Government. It is open from day till late night, and was popular among worshippers owing to its location. If you manage to visit one and the only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is at the Yau Ma Tei MTR station and easy to go there. It is a traditional Chinese Temple. Not very big. However, you can know more about the Chinese culture and there religion after visiting it.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the day time, the Tin Hau Temple is one of the holiest, most respectful site in Hong Kong. There is the famous temple worshipping Tin Hau, meaning Queen of Heaven in Chinese. People go in to worship the Lady for all sorts of reasons. The place is nice with trees providing shelter and old folks like to chat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It is a very famous temple in Hong Kong and the building is still keep in good condition because government keep to provide a good maintenance, Tin Hau is a Folk Religion, some people believe that Tin Hau will keep then life with peace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The temple is of the Taoist sect which alone merits a visit. Outside the front entrance one will find the "shoe beaters" who are women that cast curses upon those you designate. Whilst these are "real curses" they are only a level 2/5, hence marginally effective. The "shoe beaters" will not cast a stronger curse as such may boomerange upon... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

it's ag ood place for fun and relaxation. It's a quite place to stay and you can buy also so many affordable gadgets within the sorroundings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

One of the old Buddhist temples in the city and within 10-minute easy walk from the Yau Ma Tei MTR station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The best timing is to start at 5:30pm with the temple visit. It is one of the oldest Taoism temple of Hong Kong, but in a very busy suburb. After the temple visit, the nigh market nearby would be set-up to offer you a wide range of cheap shopping, palmistery, fortune telling, mini canto opera, hawker food, fake antique, etc.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Long ago Hong Kong is a fishing village, many people make their living at the sea, Tin Hau is a lady god, they trust their life with her, therefore many Tin Hau temple in all part of Hong Kong, this is still an active temple, folks come often to pay her respect, night market take place nearby street of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Temple is an appropriate more for Mark District,ButTin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, is revered by fishermen and anyone whose life and destiny is tied to the sea. Temples that honour her are found in abundance in Chinese coastal communities throughout Asia. Hong Kong is no exception. But the location of this Tin Hau Temple in the middle of urban... More 

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The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighborhood is where you will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong Kong. Not as glamorous or busy as its neighbors Mong Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. A large part of the neighborhood draws from the rich history of Temple Street, stretching from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, where a mix of dai pai dongs (outdoor restaurants), market stalls, fortune tellers and old karaoke bars bring out the history and culture of the area. The neighborhood is a showcase of diversity – different ethnicities, cultures, and a mix of old and new.
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