Hau Wong Temple

Hau Wong Temple, Hong Kong

Hau Wong Temple
3.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China3,864 contributions
Despite areas being closed...
Jan 2021 • Solo
...this is still worth visiting if you have an interest in HK’s temples, mainly for its three dimensional art work depicting Buddhist holy men and manifestations of Buddha himself across a traditional Chinese mountain-scape. The plaque outside also gives some historical context. The other parts that were open are fairly standard.
Written January 23, 2021
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,657 contributions
Small Chinese temple
Mar 2020
This is a small temple in Kowloon City. Named after a prominent general in late-Song dynasty, Hau Wong Temple is a historic institution that reflects Hong Kong's traditional religion. The place itself is pretty small.
Written March 7, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China135,949 contributions
Include with visits to Kowloon Walled City Park
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Hau Wong Temple is located on Junction Road just north of the Kowloon Walled City Park. The temple was built in 1730 and is a Grade 1 historical building in HK. It is dedicated to the Chinese General Hau Wong. Opening hours are 8am to 5pm.

This is a nice temple compound with several halls and outdoor garden area. You'll find some fine reliefs and murals with figurines on the outside walls, around the entrance and within Hau Wong Temple. You'll also see expected hanging red lanterns and stone lions guarding the entrance.

Interior halls feature decorative shrines with deity figures, iron incense pots and numerous items left by worshippers. There is a large image of Hau Wong painted on the entrance door to the main hall.

In the end, It is small but interesting temple to include with visits to the Kowloon Walled City Park. You can conveniently explore the Hau Won Temple grounds in 10-15 minutes.
Written April 11, 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
Small, but interesting
Mar 2018 • Couples
We stopped here on our way from the train station to the Kowloon Walled City Park.
It is small, quiet and interesting. Worth a visit if you are in this area.
Written March 30, 2018
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Travelingmaven
Chicago, IL292 contributions
Link a visit here with tour of Kowloon Walled City Park
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is a small, well-cared-for 18th century temple probably built to commemorate a Chinese general, known as Hau Wong.

You can visit it easily if you exit the Kowloon Walled City Park via the North-west gate on Tung Tau Tsuen Road, and cross the street, or if taking the MTR, by exiting the station and turning left do Junction Road.

The temple is up a flight of not-very-steep stairs. We spent perhaps 15-20 minutes examining the altar, the calligraphy, and the wall reliefs. The stone renditions of "goose" and "crane" were supposedly originally done in a single brush stroke.

I doubt we would have made this a "destination" temple, but it was a nice "add-on" after seeing the park.
Written December 31, 2015
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IQENDO
Matsuyama, Japan186 contributions
Personal Side Trip
Jan 2015 • Solo
Hong Kong has over 100 temples for worship. Some of them are tourist attractions. Be it for worship or to marvel at the architecture and relics, the temples offer a few minutes of solitude. I make it a point to visit the Hau Wong Temple on Junction Road, Lokfu to light incense then bang the gong to finish the visit.
Written June 21, 2015
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,196 contributions
Interesting little temple
Jan 2014 • Couples
The Hau Wong Temple is quite a nice one, but not a huge stand-out amid so many good ones in Hong Kong. It is definitely worth visiting if you are already going to the Kowloon Walled City Park, but not worth a special journey in itself. There is some nice ceramic frieze work and it is well cared for.
Written January 16, 2014
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China135,949 contributions
Hau Wong Temple - visit if you intend to see the Kowloon Walled City Park
Sep 2013 • Couples
There are several Hau Wong Temples to be found in Hong Kong but this one is probably the most famous. The Hau Wong Temple in Kowloon City was built in 1730 and rests on Junction Road half way between the Lok Yu MTR station and the Kowloon Walled City Park. It is a Grade 1 historical building and makes a nice quick stop for those planning to visit the Kowloon Walled City.

There is disagreement as to the origins of this temple. However, the prevailing belief is that the temple commemorates a Chinese general, 'Hau Wong' Yeung Leung-jit, who helped the last emperor of the Song Dynasty by providing him refuge in Kowloon, averting invading forces in search of him.

Hau Wong Temple has cultural artefacts including attractive wall reliefs and Chinese calligraphy. Also, the main hall contains images of Hau Wong as well as chambers which are well decorated. The temple is quite small and can be comfortably visited in 10-15 minutes, making it convenient to see before or after your visit to the nearby Kowloon Walled City Park.

Overall, this Hau Wong decent temple visit but there are better temple visits in the area. These include Wong Tai Sin (Wong Tai Sin - MTR) and the Chi Lin Nunnery (Diamond Hill - MTR). In the end, this Hau Wong Temple is a good stop on the way to the Kowloon Walled City Park.
Written September 29, 2013
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Hau Wong Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM