Tin Hau Temple (Causeway Bay)

Tin Hau Temple (Causeway Bay), Hong Kong

Tin Hau Temple (Causeway Bay)

Tin Hau Temple (Causeway Bay)
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Abe
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銅鑼灣天后廟過去有很多香港人去那裡祈禱。然而,我發現最近去那裡的人少了,因為管理那裡的夫妻,總是以粗魯和非常不友好的態度, 敦促人們添香油。此外,我看到一些善信秘密地給他們金錢,以獲得許可燃燒元寶。真的可惡!
Written December 15, 2019
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PaulS15
Toronto, Canada816 contributions
Couples
Worth the visit and near the Tin Hau subway station (exit A1). Very beautiful roof structure and quite historic ie over 200 years old. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Seafarers. No charge to enter and need 20-25 minutes.

Written October 20, 2019
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China4,053 contributions
Solo
Whilst the modern gardens are peaceful if nondescript, the temple itself really is something special. The exterior friezes and artwork adorning the roof are reasons enough to visit and study for a while, and the interior is calm and atmospheric as expected.
Written May 14, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,505 contributions
Couples
A nice historical building to visit in Causeway Bay is the Tin Hau Temple. This is a Declared Monument located a few minutes walk from the Tin Hau MTR Station Exit A1 on the east side of Victoria Park. The temple and garden are open from 7am to 5pm daily.

The temple is was built by the Tai Clan sometime in the 18th-century upon the grounds where a red stone or figure of Tin Hau was found (depending on which version of the legend). It was believed the item was gift from the goddess of the sea (Tin Hau). A shrine was setup on the location. It became very popular with local fisherman prompting the building of a temple that you see today.

The Tin Hau Temple a typical two hall temple with side halls. The interior features shrines, deity figures, numerous offerings left by worshippers, hanging incense coils, nice ceramic reliefs of a tiger and dragon as well as an important 18th-century bell.

The exterior is quite decorative and worth a few minutes to enjoy. It is of traditional grey brick walls with murals above the entrance. There is an delicate rooftop with dragon figures and centre pearl. You'll see impressive ceramic figures, some of the finest of the many HK temples as part of the facade.

In the end, this is a good temple to visit if you plan to be in the Victoria Park area of Causeway Bay and enjoy visiting historically important buildings during your travels. You can also pass by the unique Lin Ka Fung Temple around 4-5 minute walk up Tung Lo Wan Road which passes just west of the Tin Hau Temple.
Written March 21, 2019
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,346 contributions
Couples
This is a very interesting temple that is well worth a pop in when walking around the local area. Best to plot a route for the day which includes the temple visit.
Written February 6, 2019
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,230 contributions
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We were in the area to visit the market and came across this lovely Temple.
From what info I found Tin Hau is the Goddess of Seafarers and in the centre is the altar to Tin Hau.
Built in the 1800s there are quite a few side halls containing many Shrines and altars including important Shrines to the local Earth Gods.
Nice place for a bit of peace in a very busy area. There is a lot of incense burning there which is a bit overpowering. Worth having a look especially if your in the area .
Written January 10, 2019
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paletraveller101
London, UK17 contributions
Friends
This is a hidden gem of a temple with a really sweet garden surrounding it. It is not touristy at all, very traditional and understated compared to other temples we saw.

As with everything in Hong Kong, it is dwarfed by the huge tower blocks all around it - but it does offer a good place to relax and remains tranquil.

Would recommend - but only if you are walking past this area any way.
Written August 14, 2018
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Jasong9999
Paradise Point, Australia38 contributions
Couples
Very easy to find, walking.
History, calmness & over all feeling that it is a special place. Impressive art
Written March 31, 2018
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GDay1044
Durban, South Africa1,099 contributions
Solo
This is one of a number of Tin Hau (Chinese Goddess of the Sea) temples in and around Hong Kong - set in a small garden and among towering residential flats this historic building provides a place for local people to pray and meditate inside it was dimly ornate in dark reds and also quite smokey from the incense offerings burning in the Censers - near to the Tin Hau MTR - worth a look if you are passing.
Written February 15, 2018
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Ron P
Albuquerque, NM245 contributions
Couples
Just off the causeway bay MTR and a short walk through Victoria park we found this beautiful urban temple. numerous worshipers praying and a nice adjacent garden made for a nice respite from the buslte of the streets. Worth a stop
Written January 5, 2018
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