Pak Tai Temple
Pak Tai Temple
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Truthful Reviews
London, UK7,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
This one is quite nice as the smell of incense is everywhere. On the Wan Chai Heritage Trail very close to the Blue House and Wan Chai market. Head towards triangle street for some great fruit and veg not at supermarket rip off prices.
Written January 20, 2021
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is one of the interesting Chinese temples to visit in Wan Chai if you are sightseeing in this area of the city. Opening hours are 8am to 5pm daily and is located at the end of Stone Nullah Lane a couple minutes walk past the Blue House.

Pak Tai is a Grade I heritage building that was constructed in 1863. It is dedicated to the Pak Tai (Emperor of the dark heaven) for whom followers believe uses his spiritual powers to protect against disasters.

It is of typical 19th-century Chinese temple architecture with grey brick exterior, nice murals above the entrance, tiled decorative roofing. See the dragons upon the roof as well as the nicely carved stone dragons to the sides of the entrance.

The interior features a centre shrine with a 3 metre tall bronze cast of Pak Tai. You'll find tribute items left by worshippers, hanging incenses, lanterns, copper bells and other deity figures and features worth viewing.

In the end, Pak Tai is a somewhat isolated and a tad bit tricky to find so best to consult Google maps and mark this one on your hand map before setting off to look for it. It is just next to the Stone Nullah Lane public garden at the top of Stone Nullah Lane. If you find the garden, you'll have found Pak Tai Temple as well.
Written April 6, 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,731 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Pak Tai Temple is a Chinese Taoist style temple found in Wan Chai a few minutes walk from Queen's Road East. Built in 1863, this is one of two Grade I historical temples in the area, along with the Hung Shing Temple, and it makes a nice place to visit if spending time in the area.

Dedicated to Pak Tai (also known as Yuen Tin Sheung Tai) there is a main two chambered hall with traditional deity statues, hanging lanterns, numerous incense coils burning and other expected temple fixtures which you can see.

On the outside of the temple, there are nice mural scene paintings above the temple entrance and windows. There are two large concrete dragons worth seeing in front of Pak Tai Temple as well as two large ficus trees create plenty of shade in front of the temple as well.

In the end, the Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai is a decent temple visit to make in Hong Kong. It is not as interesting as the popular Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan or the famous Wong Tai Sin, Chi Lin Nunnery and Tin Hau temples in Kowloon. However the temple space is nice, the indoor of the temple aerates very well, unlike Man Mo Temple, which can become very smoky inside.

For those interesting in visiting, you might also enjoy seeing the nearby Wan Chai Livelihood Museum (Blue House), Old Wan Chai Post Office, Wan Chai Market and Hung Shing Temple all on or near Queen's Road East.
Written August 6, 2014
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Kong_omac
Bangkok, Thailand140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
If you want to find a small and peaceful temple in the middle of Hong Kong. Not so far away from Wanchai MTR or bus stop. This temple is same road with the blue house.
Written November 2, 2016
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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo, CA968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This temple is charming and is my favorite on Hong Kong Island. Love the trees! Very pretty! It's hidden off a side street, so you most likely won't just happen upon this temple. Find it on a map and go!
Written October 13, 2019
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Hong Kong, China5,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
...as I thought I had seen all of the city’s best temples already. This is beautiful and atmospheric in equal measure, both inside and out, much more so than many better known temples on the island.
Written March 10, 2019
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Flying Dutchman
Somme-Leuze, Belgium933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Pak Tai Temple is located next to Stone Nullah Lane Garden in old quarter of Wan Chai. It was built 200 years ago to honour the Taoist god of the sea. It is a small temple in comparison however if we think about the size of Hong Kong, we cannot expect enormous gardens, shrines and temples. Though, the temple has a small garden to sit and relax. The interior is colourful with offerings to the Buddha Statues and you feel the authentic atmosphere of the Far East.
Written April 6, 2018
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,096 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a very nice small temple with great decoration outside and inside - very colorful, worth a short visit
Written February 5, 2018
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vladb
Boston, MA107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
This was my favorite temple in Hong Kong Island - right around the corner from the Blue House in Wan Chai. Instead of the incense coils, it has colorful lanterns hanging from the ceiling, and a 10-foot Ming Dynasty era statue (a rarity in Hong Kong). It's more spacious than Man Mo, and has many interesting details, such as reliefs of birds and scenes of daily life (an opera performance too). It's also set back from the street in its own compound with a large tree. A must-visit on the Island.
Written December 14, 2017
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Haydn W
Sale, UK292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Encouraged by our guide book we took the MTR to Wan Chai and walked south to the temple that is located at the end of a small side road. This temple was built over 150 years ago by local residents and is a riot of colour and was busy when we visited. Everybody were pleasant and allowed us to go in for a closer look and photographs. We found that this Taoist temple was extremely 'local' with no apparent 'priests' but the local adherents certainly know how to use incense sticks. What an oasis of calm!
Written February 19, 2016
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