Religious Sites in Hong Kong

Religious Sites in Hong Kong, China

Religious Sites in Hong Kong

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  • TR4prez
    Greater London, UK330 contributions
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    Must visit venue. Beautiful breathtaking location with fabulous views. Easy access via fast train service from Hong Kong then well run gondola service to the top.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
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    No visit to Hong Kong is complete without visiting Lantau. Easy access from HK by metro. It has several attractions such as Big Budha, Po Lin Monastery, the fishing village of Tai O, not to mention Honk Kong Disneyland. Except for Disney, you can visit everything in one morning
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • robbo1000
    Manchester, UK560 contributions
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    We came here on a drizzly Monday morning, so it was very quiet. There are Buddhas lining the whole pathway up to the lookout point, where you can pray or just relax in the calmness. At the top, there is a statue of a Buddha dedicated to your year of birth. Free to enter and only a short walk from Sha Tin MTR station.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Ronal
    26 contributions
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    Beautiful and serene monastery in the hills of Lantau Island. Incredible architecture, artistry and a sense of calmness, especially in the hall of 1000 buddhas.
    Try to visit as early as possible to avoid the crowds and get a sense of the peace.
    Please be respectful of the monastery and temple, dress and behave appropriately even though they are not strict on such rules.

    Well worth a visit as part of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride and Tian Tan Buddha visit.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark872 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is quite nice and there's free entrance. The place is a bit too turistic though. Remember to see the garden since it's quite nice.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
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    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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  • Michael K
    San Jose, CA1,103 contributions
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    This temple offers many photo opportunities for photographers. The main temple features a huge golden statue facing the worshippers. There is a drum tower and a bell tower on either side of the temple complex. Near the center of the courtyard are two rows of clay statues facing each other. There are also minor gods in smaller altars. Even the roof has interesting figurines of dragons and mythic animals.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
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    Tin Hau Temple is one of the oldest religious institutions in Hong Kong. It also marks Yau Ma Tei's transformation from a humble fishing village to a bustling commercial area. The annual Tin Hau Festival is a big event. The open area in front of the temple is a popular hangout place among elder residents.
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,136 contributions
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    Located adjacent one of the Kowloon Park entrances on Nathan Road, the mosque is an impressive building, traditional Muslim architecture, decorative, minarets at each corner, dome between and extensive use of white marble in the structure and surrounding pavements. The origins of the mosque date to 1896, established at the behest of the Muslim Garrisons of the British Army's Hong Kong Regiments. It served as a place of worship until 1976 when damaged during construction of the adjacent MTR station and subsequently demolished. The present building opened for worship in 1981 and accommodates 3,500 worshippers. The distinctive architecture is a contrast to the concrete, steel and glass structures that abound in the vicinity. We learned tot to visit on a Friday, a busy day of prayer, and had to make do with vistas of the exterior.
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston832 contributions
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    The Yuen Yuen Institute is in reality one of the most important temples in Hong Kong. It is located in the New Territories and it is very interesting! It is a temple for three religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The main temple is a replica of the temple of Heaven in Beijing. It is impressive to walk through the main stairs and to see the wonderful bonsais and terraces. The huge lions and their movement are fantastic. The views of Hong Kong are stunning.

    To get here, you have to take the metro to Tsuen Wan and then you have to look for the minibus 81. You may need to ask for help to find the bus stop. You can use the octopus card. The bus is very cheap. The last stop is at the Yuen Yuen Institute. The ride is short, approximately 15 minutes.

    The institute does not charge visitors. We visited on a Monday. It closes at 500 pm. It was very quiet and we were the only tourists. I recommend ton combine this visit with a visit to the Western monastery next door. You may spent 2-3 hours in the area. We also visited the 10000 Buddhas monastery that day. It was a marvellous day in Hong Kong!
    Written 9 February 2019
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
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    The huge Tin Hau, or goddess of sea, statue at the southernmost part of Repulse Bay is an impressive landmark. The encompassing structure adds a spiritual face to the already popular beach. It is also surrounded by smaller but equally interesting sculptures.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    This is a Christian Centre founded and built upon a ridge above Sha Tin between 1930 and 38 by Norwegian missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt. The Eentre grounds are open to the public, allowing all to explore the unique Grade II historic buildings, seeing unique examples of Chinese architecture with western Christian elements.

    The trail leading up to Tao Fung Shan start just outside the Sha Tin MTR Station and require a 20-25 minute uphill walk, partly along a paved path through mountainside forest and then up the To Fung Shan Road until you recent the Centre.

    Within the Centre, visitors will find plenty of signage and basic history information explaining what you are looking at and when various building structures were constructed. There are courtyards with moon gate entrance, a delightful octagonal pavilion like 'Christ Temple'. Other highlights include a 12 metre tall cross facing the township of Sha Tin and a stone labyrinth and lotus pond.

    Note: There are public toilets near the Entrance Archway as well as a small Art Shop and Information Centre in the building beside the Christ Temple.

    Overall, the Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre is a peaceful location and an interesting historic place that you probably won't find in tourism information or tour guidebooks for Hong Kong. Thus, not likely a place many first time visitors to the city will make or have time to see. However, for expats or regular visitors wanting to check out new and different places, the Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre might be a place with making effort to visit.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
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    This is the largest temple on Hong Kong island and was built by local residents in 1862 in the Qing dynasty. It is a little tricky to find but it’s not far off Queens Rd in Wan Chai. Entry is free.
    Currently the front façade is being restored and is covered in bamboo scaffolding and green netting so you can see very little as you enter. However as soon as you step inside you are immediately struck by a ceiling full of vividly colourful lotus flower lanterns.
    The central main hall is dedicated to Pak Tai, god of the sea. He also goes by the pleasingly dramatic name, ‘Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven’. A 400 year old and 3m tall copper statue of the god takes central place. He is surrounded by hanging coils of smoky incense, offerings of fruit and flowers and red cloths and is flanked by numerous other gods.
On the left hand side of the main hall, you see a wall full of rows of small dark figures. These are the Tai Sui, 60 planetary gods who are responsible for the years and this is where people may pay their respects and hope for a good year.
    GETTING THERE: From Queens Rd East, head up Stone Nullah Lane, past the famous Blue House. At the top of the road, you will come to a playground area and temple is on your left, behind the giant banyan tree.
    Written 16 March 2021
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    The Tsing Shan Monastery (Castle Peak Monastery) is situated along the Tsing Shan Monastery Path upon the lower slopes of Castle Peak mountain west of Tuen Mun. It can be visited on its own but given its isolation and distance from other sightseeing, it is best combined with hikes up to Castle Peak mountain.

    Historically, it is believed that an early 5th-century Buddhist monk by the name of Master Pei arrived at Tuen Mun and lived out his days as a hermit at this location. Hence, Tsing Shan is considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Hong Kong.

    The two main temples you can see here include Tsing Wan Kwan, a Taoist Temple designed in Qing Dynasty style architecture in 1829 (restored in 2009). It is just beside the Tsing Shan Monastery, which was build in more traditional Buddhist stye and manner between 1918-30. Both buildings are beautiful, well restored and maintained and worth a spending time to enjoy.

    There are additional monuments, statues and other structures upon above the two main temples their are ornamental monastery grounds as well as information panels regarding the Bruce Lee film scenes from Enter The Dragon which took place here in 1973. This is a further reason some come to visit the Tsing Shan Monastery.

    Quite a bit to see here so best to allow 30+ minutes if you are making a stopover here as part of a hike up to Castle Peak by way of the Tsing Shan Path.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • PaulS15
    Toronto, Canada902 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See BradJill review below for greater details but yes this temple is worth the visit if in the Tin Hau area. Couple with Tin Hau temple which is easy walking distance.
    Written 20 October 2019
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