Temples in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Best Temples and Shrines

Temples in Hong Kong are among the most visited attractions in the region thanks to their ornate beauty and mysticism. Whether Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian or Christian, you will find them everywhere in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Outer Islands and New Territories. 

These temples offer a quiet and spiritual environment to worshippers and visitors. Hong Kong's turbulent history has seen incredibly diverse religions become popular here, but even if you aren't a follower of any particular religion or deity, visitors can still enjoy the exotic designs and aesthetics of Hong Kong's best temples and shrines. Here are some of the most notable temples in the Hong Kong SAR.

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5 Best Temples in Hong Kong

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Che Kung Temple

Che Kung Temple (Che Kung Miu) is a Grade II historic building located in Tai Wai. Originally built in the 17th century, the temple is usually busiest during the Che Kung Festivals and on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year, which is Che Kung's birthday.

Visit the main hall to see a statue of Che Kung, along Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
  • Location: Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Chi Lin Nunnery

The Chi Lin Nunnery dates back to 1934, and features a Tang dynasty-style complex with beautiful statues and Buddhist relics. Lotus ponds with bonsai and bougainvillea dot the temple grounds, attracting those looking to experience moments of peace in the bustling Kowloon district. 

The temple halls contain gold, wooden, and clay sculptures of bodhisattvas and Sakyamuni Buddha. The Chi Lin Nunnery is located on Diamond Hill, about 2.2 km northeast of Kowloon City. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
  • Location: 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2354 1888
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Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are covered in joss papers in bright shades like red and pink. Legend says that once, a man made a wish to the tree for his son to do better in his studies. His wish was granted, and since then, many people come to the 2 trees and write their wishes on a joss paper. They'll then throw it as high as they can into the tree for their wishes to come true.

As the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees have been receiving joss papers for decades, it's now customary to tie papers with wishes to purpose-built wooden racks and imitation trees. 

  • Location: Fangma Village, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2638 3678
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Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail

The Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail lets you delve back into Chinese history, particularly of the Tang clan (one of the largest clans in the New Territories). 
You should allow at least an hour to walk this 2-km-long path, as you’ll pass by plenty of walled villages, ancestral halls, a study hall and a temple. These structures date back from the 12th and 16th centuries. The Tang clan still practice traditional village customs, the most popular of which is Tin Hau Festival.

  • Location: 66 Pak Wo Road, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Man Mo Temple in New Territories

Man Mo Temole in the New Territories dates back to 1891. It's built as a place of devotion for Man, the god of literature, and Mo – the god of war. There are other temples under this name throughout China and one on Hong Kong Island.

Huge incense coils hang from the temple's ceiling that burn up to 3 consecutive weeks, leaving a heady scent and an exotic atmosphere. Devotees often burn paper houses, servants, cars and other luxuries for deceased relatives (in the belief that the items can be used in the afterlife).

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
  • Location: Fu Sin Street, Tai Wo, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Tin Hau Temples

There are around 70 temples across Hong Kong that are dedicated to Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea. One of the most popular Tin Hau Temples is located in Kowloon's Yau Ma Tei – the square in front of it hosts the nightly Temple Street Market. You'll also find 4 Tin Hau temples on Cheung Chau Island, 1 on Read More...

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