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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys. The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved. The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.
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124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An active temple, to be treated with respect. It is a beautiful place to learn a little about the local culture and people.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice temple, not so easy to find (one of the different ways to arrive has hundred of stairs before finding it!) You can pray of make a wish when you are inside. A lot of incense at some moments so it could be a bit...More

Thank e-Laurent
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can safely go into every temple you come across as each one is different from the last but no less important. This can be seen by the numbers of people that come. I lit incense and thanked BUDDA for giving us a fantastic holiday...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little temple that my group went to. Not much to do at the temple. Temple is also under construction so the exterior was not visible.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous temple filled with incense and candles. Also provided an opportunity to learn about the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals who currently manage the temple. Definitely recommend reading the information boards!

Thank nick s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as we saw it was one of the top temples to visit. It's really small and smoky inside with incense sticks burning everywhere. It was so hot inside so we only stayed for a short while, really pretty though!

Thank MissL219
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I always visit this Temple. It is on the Island side on Hollywood Road in a non-descript setting. You walk in and are hit with a strong smell of incense, which I love. There are bells, lanterns, candles and a glow all around. There are...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit and feel holy. Unique experience. People in the temple were giving the freedom to take picture, enough time to explore.

Thank James A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Tiny temple bit it is a must do. Incense burning, drums and bells to have a glimpse of the local people religious beliefs.

Thank Leonor L
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden in the back streets of central district, Man Mo Temple is small but beautifully crafted. Worth the visit

Thank Mark W
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We were pushed for time and jumped in a taxi