Che Kung Temple
Che Kung Temple
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,625 contributions
Oct 2022
I enjoy passing by Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin every once in a while. It is open from 8am to 6pm daily, dedicated to the Song Dynasty General Che Kung and designed in the manner that incorporates Japanese style temple architecture, making it noticeably different to the many Qing Dynasty style temples scattered around the city.

Che Kung is extremely crowded and active during the CNY festival. During the rest of the year, it is peaceful to visit. you will see a large open courtyard with stone figures, large incense burner fronting the main temple building. Within, you'll find an open three hall layout. In the centre chamber, a giant figure of Che Kung is found along with lucky fan-bladed wheel and drum. Hang out for a short while and you will see local worshippers using both. Side chambers are interesting as well.

Overall, Che Kung is a nice temple visit in the Sha Tin area. It is a bit isolated from other sightseeing. Across the river, around 15 minutes walk from here you will find the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. If you are seeking more heritage attractions, the Historic Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre as well as the 10,000 Buddha Monastery (also called Man Fat Sze) are also situated on the other side of the river and Sha Tin MTR Station. You can combine with visits to these places as well.
Written October 5, 2022
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Michael K
995 contributions
Oct 2022
This temple offers many photo opportunities for photographers. The main temple features a huge golden statue facing the worshippers. There is a drum tower and a bell tower on either side of the temple complex. Near the center of the courtyard are two rows of clay statues facing each other. There are also minor gods in smaller altars. Even the roof has interesting figurines of dragons and mythic animals.
Written November 1, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,625 contributions
Feb 2019
Che Kung is one of Hong Kong's most interesting temples to visit. It is located along Che Kung Miu Road in Sha Tin and is open from 7am to 6pm daily.

Dedicated to Song Dynasty general Che Kung, this temple was originally built around 300 years ago. It was reconstructed and enlarged in 1994 in order to handle the large number of visitors during the Che Kung Festival on the second day of Chinese New Year (CNY).

The present temple incorporates Japanese temple architecture and includes a large courtyard with multiple gate entrance where you'll see deity sculptures and joss sticker burners in front of the large open entrance into the main hall,

Within the large hall, there is a giant golden statue of Che Kung flanked by large drum and bell. There is also a fan-bladed wheel of fortune which worshippers believe will provide good luck if you spin it three times.

An interesting time to visit the temple is during the annal CNY holiday, when large crowds flock to the temple to burn incense, pray and spin the fan-blade wheel for good luck. You'll also see pinwheel stalls in the temple courtyard. While crowds are heavy, visits are manageable for those with patience.

In the end, I find Che Kung to be one of the most interesting and memorable temple visits you can make in Hong Kong. If interested in seeing other great temples in the city, make sure to combine your visit here with that of Man Fat Sze (10,000 Buddha Monastery) also in Sha Tin.
Written October 30, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,625 contributions
Feb 2011
The Che Kung Temple is a long standing location of importance in Hong Kong, it was rebuilt in Japanese style about 8 years ago and looks cosmetically very nice. It is worth visiting for this reason as well as the historical elements of the temple, if you enjoy temple search and finds. It becomes very busy just after Chinese New Year, when 1000s of locals flock to the temple to worship, burn incense and pray for luck for the new year, this is very fun to watch as a spectator during the CNY holiday or you can just watch it on television if you are HK.

Because the Che Kung Temple is not located that close to other major tourist attractions, it is difficult to recommend for visitation. However, if you are intending to spend a day in Shatin, N.T. to see 10,000 buddha temple, HK Heritage Museum and the Shatin Park, then you can make a minor detour here to visit the Che Kung Temple as well. It is best reached by taking the Che Kung MTR exit, just follow the signs for a short 3-4 minute walk.

In general, the 10,000 buddha monastery is a better choice for visitation if you have time for only 1 temple in the Sha Tin area. It is more interesting and offers significantly better photography taking opportunities. However, if you've time and interest, the Che Kung Temple is not a bad stop in Sha Tin.
Written June 2, 2011
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artwithoutboundaries
Hong Kong, China392 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
Che Kung Temple (車公廟) is definitely worth a visit if you are architecture or culture lover. The temple dedicated to Che Kung, a General in ancient China, was first built in Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). It was graded as a Grade II historic building in Hong Kong since 1987. The recent renovation was completed in 2004. Many local people go to this temple to worship on Che Kung’s Birthday, the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year (CNY), and wish for a prosperous year. Within the temple, it includes a main hall with a giant statue of Che Kung, a fan-bladed wheels and drum of fortune, fortune-teller stall. The worshippers believe turning the wheels and beating the drum 3 times to bring good luck in an upcoming year. The small Chinese-style windmills of good luck are available for sale. Tips: If you want to feel the crowd, you may visit the temple on the 2nd and 3rd day of the CNY. About 100,000 people visit. Be prepared for a long wait in a long queue. If getting there, I’d suggest to take MTR to Tai Wai station instead of Che Kung Temple station, which is closer.
Written February 9, 2016
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA275 contributions
Oct 2019
Standard Temple, lots of incense... just a typical find around HK and China. Very grand statue. Temple is very small and shouldn't take a very long time to visit. However, it has been renovated many times. The paint, roof etc. are all recreations and ruins historic feel. Spotted some Graffiti on the walls too!
Written October 23, 2019
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BangkokJock
Bangkok, Thailand491 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
If going here by MTR, its better to get off at the Tai Wai station one stop before Che Kung Temple station. Very short walk to the temple.
This temple is dedicated to a deified Chinese general who helped the last prince of the Northern Song dynasty escape after the capital Kaifeng fell to invaders, and brought him to hide in what is now Hong Kong before reestablishing the Southern Song dynasty. It is a very elegant temple with wide courtyards and no gaudy carvings. If you want to meet Thai tourists in HK, this is the place as its on their "must-visit" list. Signs are in Thai & even the temple staff speak Thai.
Once you enter the main gate, there is a stall selling sets of incense on your left. The bigger the set (more incense sticks) the more expensive. After that, you go to another area where men with blowtorches will light the giant incense sticks. In the main hall, there is an enormous statue of General Che Kung with golden windmills on each side. What people do is to press 2 fingers from each hand on the 4 fan blades, turn it counterclockwise 3 times to get rid of the bad luck, then turn it clockwise 3 times to "blow in" the good luck. Was told this by a Thai tour guide.
Written February 13, 2015
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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo, CA1,093 contributions
Oct 2019
Loved it! My 2nd Favorite Temple in all of Hong Kong! I love the huge statue of Che Kung, all incense, etc. I was the only tourist, so it was great!
Written October 13, 2019
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chinfai2015
Penang Island, Malaysia33 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
This temple is near to it name-sake Che Kung Temple MTR station. It's also near to Hong Kong Heritage Museum. It is kinda far from downtown, need to change a few MTR lines before getting to this temple.
The temple looks clean and grand from outside. At the main door there are a few stalls selling praying items, basic as low as HKD20 to HKD100. Worth visiting if you have plenty of free time to explore.
Written June 20, 2016
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Bingbingbing
Hong Kong, China188 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
With fewer tourists when compared with Wong Tai Sin Temple. If taking underground to visit this temple, should stop at Tai Wai and take a 10-minute walk to there. NO NEED TO change to Ma On Shan line and get off at Che Kung Temple station.
Written July 19, 2018
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