Kwun Yam Temple (Repulse Bay)

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Kwun Yam Temple (Repulse Bay)

Kwun Yam Temple (Repulse Bay)
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,944 contributions
A Towering Goddess, Fish of Prosperity & the Longevity Bridge
Apr 2021
This is part of a large and curious collection of shrines and statues, alongside the Lifeguards’ Pavilion at the far end of Repulse Bay Beach.
It’s a colourful and chaotic collection but it’s also very easy to miss because it’s tucked away at the far south end of the beach. For several years, I didn't even know it was there.
Kwun Yum is the towering, white goddess on the left hand side of temple facing the beach. At 10 metres tall, she looks a bit intimidating. In fact she is the Goddess of mercy, a compassionate god who is associated with love and devotion and is known for comforting and listening to those who are sick, suffering or distressed. Pearls are draped at her feet to represent purity and the moon.
The other giant god is Tin Hau, known for protecting fishermen. Closer to the water you will find the red Longevity Bridge surrounded by several larger-than-life mythical figures. A giant golden fish is being ridden by a small boy and a set of curly-horned rams stand at the water’s edge.
A whole host of superstitions and traditions are tied up with the area. Cross the Longevity Bridge and get 3 years added to your life, throw a coin into the mouth of the Fish of Prosperity and it will bring you good luck, rub the head of the God of Wealth to improve your fortunes or tie a red ribbon around the rock if you are looking to get married.
Written May 29, 2021
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China3,893 contributions
An absolute surprise...
Apr 2020 • Friends
...because I’d been to Repulse Bay so many times before but had never noticed this large collection of statues and buildings at the eastern end of the beach. The weather-beaten condition of each surface shows what a toll HK’s weather takes on concrete but that makes it possibly feel a little more (dare I say it? ‘authentic’...no better not) interesting a space than it otherwise might, as it’s clear that it’s not really that old a temple, even compared to nearby buildings. The range of creatures and characters is quite impressive and the bridge probably looks even better when the tide is in.
Written June 4, 2020
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RayICue
Cornelius, NC3,888 contributions
And A Beach !
Oct 2019 • Friends
We were here for a relaxing beach excursion. And did enjoy the display of Buddhist statues and sculptures etc. interesting location and I will have to read up on the exact story of this display. Not sure it’s meeting all Temple requirements
Written October 28, 2019
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Eric W
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Repulse Bay Pavilion of the Gods
Oct 2019
FIRST OF ALL... This is NOT A TEMPLE!!! At best, you can say its a shrine but it is Definitely NOT a TEMPLE!!! More of a tourist display of various gods of Buddha/Toaism. People mistake the building to be a temple... but its offices for the life guards. I would not go out of my way to visit this unless I plan to go swimming or dinning nearby. Beautiful ocean view but do not come here to pray.
Written October 15, 2019
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Di_Australia1302
Melbourne, Australia325 contributions
Just gorgeous
Jul 2019 • Couples
First time here and wandered over to the temple. Just beautiful and serene. Lots of plaques with explanations of the different statues on display. Well worth a visit.
Written July 8, 2019
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Sea goddess
Oct 2018 • Friends
At the end of the repulse bay beach you can find this temple
Two large statues of Kwun Yam and another god with hundreds of smaller status can be found
Ppl come to worship also
A relaxing place to spend few hours
Also good location to see the sunset 🌅
Written October 21, 2018
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Xavier L
6 contributions
First trip here, there's a small but upscale shopping mall nearby. The beach is quite nice too. The statues
Aug 2018 • Solo
A large variety of statues here, and if you can wait for a break between the tour buses, it can be peaceful. Metered parking is available, and the shopping mall has a free parking with minimum purchase deal, check online to see what the latest deal is.

Written September 21, 2018
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global3adventure
Quito, Ecuador535 contributions
Relax and reflect on the ancient traditions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Kwun Yum Temple and Tin Hau statues is a Buddhist temple and colourful collection of statues, pergolas, a red longevity bridge, and an open mouth fish used for tossing a coin for good luck, overlooking Repulse Bay. Filled with goats, fish, elephants and all kinds of statues of deities and supernatural beings of Buddhism and Chinese Folk Religions. Relax and reflect on the ancient traditions for improving family, health, and wealth.
Written August 9, 2018
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Kate H
Beavercreek, OH15 contributions
Surprise on the beach
Jan 2018
We stopped here on our way from Repulse Bay to Stanleytown. It is quite a surprise sitting on the beach. There are an amazing number of statues including Kwan Yuan and Tin Hau. There were tourists, but not a large crowd. the temple itself was quiet and peaceful. The longevity bridge was a major photo op. The best view is actually from the beach looking up at the temple area. A most enjoyable spot to relax and reflect on all the different statues. A very enjoyable visit. The only down side is the difficulty in parking up on the street, but the visit is definitely worth the parking hassle
Written March 26, 2018
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Hiroaosta
Dalian, China2,012 contributions
For Good luck
Feb 2018 • Friends
When I visit to Repulse bay,
I come to pray several goodness for family and I.
Life, Health, Economic fortune,,,,.
There is one dragon statue.
If people can throw coins into dragon’s mouth,
it could be happen good thing.
I got!
Written February 14, 2018
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