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Man Mo Temple

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Address: 124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852-28032916
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three...

The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys.

The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong.

Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved.

The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.

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Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong

Unfortunately, this beautiful temple was under reconstruction when we visited, but you could still wander inside and get a good idea of what it was like. Unlike previous posters... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very small temple with beautiful facade. When we visited some construction and maintenance activity was going on. It was pretty dusty. Nevertheless it has some very old artefacts and gives a decent glimpse and feel for culture in HongKong. It doesn't take more than an hour to visit this place and I wishes there were tourist guides... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went looking for this temple, thinking it would be a great place to go, seeing as all the travel books raved about it. The pale was under reconstructions when we visited and there was nothing to really see. Possibly worth going to once it is all finished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, this beautiful temple was under reconstruction when we visited, but you could still wander inside and get a good idea of what it was like. Unlike previous posters, we found it easy to find, with well-marked signposts all the way up Hollywood Road pointing the direction. Be advised that there is a lot of incense burning (much more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took me a long time to find it because I am directionally challenged. Was worth the walk. Really loved the peaceful feeling and connection to traditional HK

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a couple of the man mo temples in Hong Kong but this is the biggest. Sadly it was under heavy refurbishment but you could still enter and place incense for a donation of choice. Very authentic with historic articles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would've actually been a little hard to find if we hadn't taken a taxi as it wasn't overly well signposted. It is currently undergoing some major restoration work so was packed with people and restorers. It is still a temple and people need to be respectful of this fact. A nice quiet spot in the middle of busy area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit to the Far East, we went into lots of temples. This one was particularly beautiful, and therefore well worth a visit. The colour, scents, candles and peacefulness was a pleasure after the high octane hustle and bustle of the city. In fact we would often pop into a passing temple on the way to somewhere else just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth a look check out all three rooms a great temple ring the Bell three times and make a wish

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here and it was very interesting, however after being in the temple for just a few moments our eyes were burning. There were thousands of incense burning and ashes flying everywhere. We were on a tour and it was very rushed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The temple was built in 1847 and is the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. Due to it's age, there is a great deal of preservation type of construction going on. It's very easy to find from the Sheung Wan MTR station. Take exit A2 and walk up to Hollywood road. You can't miss the aroma of incense from... More 

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