Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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  • coconutugly
    Marbella, Spain1,998 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would not miss this one
    What a place. I’m afraid i saw pics on instagram and had to visit. So glad i did, because it l’s like something I have never seen before. Dramatic, photo ops galore, not many people around except a few people offering prayers. What was wonderful was the area this temple was in…. For me, by far the best zone of Hong Kong. I lost myself in a maze of streets. The area was the place for antiques hunting. Never seen anything like it. One thing about the temple: we were breathing in so much smoke and incense that we all felt kinds strange when leaving it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • kormensandiego
    Manila, Philippines755 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Medium sized temple popular for it's gold and red hues and sun rays
    Interesting place, medium size temple, great for photography but make sure you respect that this is a religious place. I went before lunchtime and it was not busy at all, a few locals gone to pray and a few tourists walking around solo. The giant incense hang from the ceiling looked really interesting. I love how the light shines into the temple at certain times of the day. So wait a while for the sun rays to shine especially on the leftmost room, if you're coming before lunchtime. the temple is also very colorful, hues of gold and red combined. Also great to observe the locals and see what they do, especially if you're not familiar with their religious practices. Read up a bit beforehand so you'll understand what they are doing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada372 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting temple
    This ancient temple located on Hollywood Street was an easy walk from the central mid-level escalators. Surrounded by skyscrapers, it was a refuge from hectic Hong Kong. The interior was very smoky, although the open roof top provided some ventilation but likely not enough for anyone with respiratory problems. The interior was less ornate than other larger temples in Hong Kong like Po Lin Monastery but still very beautiful and moving. Tourists were allowed to take photos without flash but there was very little signage to guide the newbie on the history and religious rituals. Best to read up on the temple prior to visiting. Tips-You will spend less than 30 minutes here and it's free, but donation boxes were available and you can purchase intense.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be respectful at the temple
    One of our stops during the walking tour. Man Mo Temple is such a significant landmark for the religious people. The location was at the center so It was near the restaurants and shops. The place is also full of souvenirs to buy from the temple. There’s this one section of the temple where you can’t take a video as it was like for their family who passed away in order to respect their privacy. But you can explore the area as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Man Mo
    With it's white walls and green tiled roof Man Mo is located on the busy Hollywood Road nestled between the high rises. Built in 1847 Man Mo is considered one of the oldest temples on the city. Famous for dozen of red & gold incense infused spirals overhead. This temple worships both gods Man - God of Literature Mo - God of War. Popular amongst students believing that those who want to progress in their studies should attain the blessings of the two Gods. The smell of incense will take you on a journey - must visit it's free
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Kelsey P
    San Rafael, California112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but small
    This is a beautiful temple and it's cool to see the spiral incense lit. Considering it's listed as one of the top sites in Hong Kong, I expected it to be bigger, but it's a pretty small temple and we were only there for 10 minutes. It is still worth a visit though, and it's easy to combine with other sights in the area.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Roary
    Vancouver, Canada3,715 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick visit
    There are a lot of small local temples throughout Hong Kong, but this one seems to get named more often in guides and vlogs. It’s a quick and easy immersion in local culture with some incredible photo opportunities. You can buy incense based on donations inside, as part of the experience. Your clothes will likely smell like incense afterwards
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    Small temple located in the middle of Hong Kong's cement jungle. A very popular place for prayers. Dedicated to the Gods of Literature and War. A sanctuary of peace in the middle of the confusion of HK. Its interior is not very rich but it is moving to see so much devotion and prayer
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 April 2024
  • BoBoPumy
    London, United Kingdom124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful small temple
    Situated 10 minutes walk away from Sheung Wan Station on Hollywood Road, Man Mo Temple is relatively small but very pretty. Locals come to worship for good academic results for children. You could purchase incense on the spot if you decide to make a wish. There are local antique shops close by too, lovely to wonder around.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2024
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BoBoPumy
London, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Situated 10 minutes walk away from Sheung Wan Station on Hollywood Road, Man Mo Temple is relatively small but very pretty. Locals come to worship for good academic results for children. You could purchase incense on the spot if you decide to make a wish. There are local antique shops close by too, lovely to wonder around.
Written 24 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Small temple located in the middle of Hong Kong's cement jungle. A very popular place for prayers. Dedicated to the Gods of Literature and War. A sanctuary of peace in the middle of the confusion of HK. Its interior is not very rich but it is moving to see so much devotion and prayer
Written 16 April 2024
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There are a lot of small local temples throughout Hong Kong, but this one seems to get named more often in guides and vlogs. It’s a quick and easy immersion in local culture with some incredible photo opportunities. You can buy incense based on donations inside, as part of the experience. Your clothes will likely smell like incense afterwards
Written 31 March 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very nice temple with interesting things to see. The smell of incense was the strongest we’ve experienced in any of the temples we’ve visited on this trip, so if that’s an issue for you, you might not want to enter.

Some neat little shops in an alley across the street, to left of small park.
Written 7 March 2024
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Kelsey P
San Rafael, CA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful temple and it's cool to see the spiral incense lit. Considering it's listed as one of the top sites in Hong Kong, I expected it to be bigger, but it's a pretty small temple and we were only there for 10 minutes. It is still worth a visit though, and it's easy to combine with other sights in the area.
Written 22 February 2024
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julesten2016
Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
With it's white walls and green tiled roof Man Mo is located on the busy Hollywood Road nestled between the high rises.
Built in 1847 Man Mo is considered one of the oldest temples on the city. Famous for dozen of red & gold incense infused spirals overhead.
This temple worships both gods
Man - God of Literature
Mo - God of War.
Popular amongst students believing that those who want to progress in their studies should attain the blessings of the two Gods.
The smell of incense will take you on a journey - must visit it's free
Written 4 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
One of our stops during the walking tour. Man Mo Temple is such a significant landmark for the religious people. The location was at the center so It was near the restaurants and shops. The place is also full of souvenirs to buy from the temple.

There’s this one section of the temple where you can’t take a video as it was like for their family who passed away in order to respect their privacy. But you can explore the area as well.
Written 24 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sue S
Kingston, Canada372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This ancient temple located on Hollywood Street was an easy walk from the central mid-level escalators. Surrounded by skyscrapers, it was a refuge from hectic Hong Kong. The interior was very smoky, although the open roof top provided some ventilation but likely not enough for anyone with respiratory problems. The interior was less ornate than other larger temples in Hong Kong like Po Lin Monastery but still very beautiful and moving. Tourists were allowed to take photos without flash but there was very little signage to guide the newbie on the history and religious rituals. Best to read up on the temple prior to visiting. Tips-You will spend less than 30 minutes here and it's free, but donation boxes were available and you can purchase intense.
Written 7 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kormensandiego
Manila, Philippines755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Interesting place, medium size temple, great for photography but make sure you respect that this is a religious place. I went before lunchtime and it was not busy at all, a few locals gone to pray and a few tourists walking around solo.

The giant incense hang from the ceiling looked really interesting. I love how the light shines into the temple at certain times of the day. So wait a while for the sun rays to shine especially on the leftmost room, if you're coming before lunchtime. the temple is also very colorful, hues of gold and red combined.
Also great to observe the locals and see what they do, especially if you're not familiar with their religious practices. Read up a bit beforehand so you'll understand what they are doing.
Written 28 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What a place. I’m afraid i saw pics on instagram and had to visit. So glad i did, because it l’s like something I have never seen before. Dramatic, photo ops galore, not many people around except a few people offering prayers. What was wonderful was the area this temple was in…. For me, by far the best zone of Hong Kong. I lost myself in a maze of streets. The area was the place for antiques hunting. Never seen anything like it. One thing about the temple: we were breathing in so much smoke and incense that we all felt kinds strange when leaving it.
Written 22 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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