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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
852-28032916
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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 6 days ago via mobile

fantastic experience to see the burning sticks under the roof of the temple. great atmosphere in the middle of the city. worship at its best and a good break.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wandering around Central an Soho and came upon this Temple. It’s small, the oldest in Hong Hong . Interesting but did not find it overly Sipiritual. Found that the Tin Hau Temple had a much more religious feel to it. Still worth a visit if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is small, but easily accessible in Central, and provides you the opportunity to see the active practice of Buddhism in the heart of the city. The air is quite smoky due to the incense, but the quality of the light is gorgeous as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way from Central to Sheung Wan where out hotel was located we randomly passed by this temple and decided to check it out. The temple is not huge but beautiful, with the smell of incense i really love and very peaceful. If you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nearest mtr Sheung Huan, need to walk thru a few streets and climb a flight of stairs to reach this humble looking temple, be respectful and not make so much noise while taking pics, leave some small donations if you one in the donation box....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is very small and there was a lot of worshippers there. It wasn't very interesting. Not much spiritual energy either. There are a few statues, some candles and a whole lot of incense being burnt and that's it really. In my mind I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small but beautiful temple. Man Mo Temple is lovely inside with tons of gold on everything. It is interesting to watch people praying in different ways.. I had to do a quick visit because the incense was so overwheming.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

my brother actually tagged along on this trip and i remember walking along a street lined with so many shops to get to this temple- sheung wan, i believe. We even stopped in a small restaurant on the way and bought sandwiches for lunch to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the area and noticed this place on the map and decided to have a look. The temple wasn't too hard to find with a few signs on the roads. There was also a bus stop right outside the temple. There were a...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We came across the Man Mo temple while we were walking around the Hollywood road. It stands out since its surrounded by tall buildings and there were a few people taking photos... so we did too.

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