Tin Hau Temple (Stanley)

Tin Hau Temple (Stanley), Hong Kong

Tin Hau Temple (Stanley)
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy374 contributions
Another hidden little gem
Apr 2021
This one is the most sacred of the Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong. It’s small and quiet, perfect to evade from Hong Kong’s chaos. The interior is breathtaking, I had never seen so much gold before!
Written July 1, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,284 contributions
One of numerous temples in HK dedicated to Tin Hau
Jun 2019
There are a few temples in Stanley including this one dedicated to the Goddes of the Sea (Tin Hau). The building was originally constructed in 1767 but has been renovated a handful of times in the past. It is located next to the Stanley Plaza shopping complex and the historic Murray House

What you will find here is traditional Chinese temple architecture in the form of a brick style building construction, stone lions guarding the entrance which is surrounded with Chinese characters. There is a joss stick holder in front of the temple. Within, there are other traditional finds including shrine, statues of various gods that line the walls and offerings.

Note: There is a pink information market just outside the temple as well providing a summary of the temple and its history. This is worth a quick read before entering and visiting Stanley's Tin Hau Temple.

In the end, you can enter and view all in just a few minutes, making this a convenient attraction to see if you plan to spend time in the Stanley area of HK.
Written October 29, 2019
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,724 contributions
Small Temple
May 2019 • Couples
Small and intimate temple to the sea gods sits in the end of the promenade. Nice enough but better temples to be seen elsewhere. Yes pop in if you are passing by but don’t go out your way to see it.
Written May 11, 2019
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DavidG897
London, UK2,675 contributions
Strong incense scent
Mar 2019 • Couples
Visited this temple next to Stanley Plaza. Had read the summary of background before entering and this helped. Very strong scent of the many incense sticks burning inside and these were distributed among the various deities
Written March 14, 2019
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Chris W
Sorede, France673 contributions
Vibrant colours and the strong smell of incense.
Jan 2019 • Couples
Situated a little way from the main thoroughfare of Stanley, this is one of the many temples dedicated to Tin Hau – the goddess of the sea – which are found within Hong Kong. Compared to other temples, it is quite small though it has a number of other shrines dedicated to gods other than Tin Hau, and, as like all the other temples we visited, the vibrant colours and the smell of incense remain vividly in your mind.
Well worth visiting along with the famed Stanley Market.
Written February 4, 2019
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Y F
United Kingdom100 contributions
Lovely temple
Aug 2018 • Family
One of the quieter ones that we have visited and lovely to see this old building amongst the modern ones surrounding it, and that it has been kept for the locals.

Surprised to see a turtle in the front courtyard and the inside was well maintained.

We turn the windmill (clockwise) at the front of the entrance to make a prayer and made a donation.
Written August 23, 2018
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Mike N
New York City, NY1,529 contributions
Temple in Stanley
Feb 2018 • Solo
A nice contrast to the market and beach, the Buddhist temple reminds you of the breath of the culture of the region. Well kept.
Written April 17, 2018
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sas820
Hong Kong, China672 contributions
A place for solitude - or is that just wishful thinking?
May 2017 • Couples
This Tin Hau Temple in Stanley (there are several on Hong Kong Island) is located just off the commercial areas of Stanley Plaza and the boardwalk. A visit takes one back to older times when fishermen would head out to sea from Stanley but not before a visit to the temple for a safe fishing expedition and bountiful catch. I've visited the temple several times over the years but noted that during this visit the temple was recently spruced up and windows, doors, and the ceiling were opened allowing a lot of light to work its way into the temple.
Written May 1, 2017
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John F
Lexington, KY4,305 contributions
Oasis of calm in Stanley
Apr 2017 • Solo
This temple is literally right in the middle of the plaza, so it is one of the first things you will see. It is a typical Buddhist temple, but it is unique in the sense that it is right in the middle of the bustle of Stanley Market.
Written April 8, 2017
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,872 contributions
Old Chinese Temple in Stanley
Oct 2015 • Solo
This is a small Chinese temple located at one end of the Stanley waterfront between the Murray House and Stanley Plaza and is considered one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. A plaque near the temple entrance lists its long and rich history while an incense burner at the entrance fills the air with a nice aroma.

The temple is still used by the locals and provides a glimpse into Chinese culture for the visitors.

Definitely worth a short visit as part of a visit to the Stanley area.
Written August 21, 2016
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