Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Hong Kong  /  Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong

3.9
Dedicated to the literature god Man Tai and the martial god Mo Tai, Man Mo Temple was formerly popularly used by students to pray for success in examinations. Several other Man Mo temples are placed around Hong Kong, but this 19th-century structure is the largest and is recognized as a Grade I historic building. Take a moment to say a prayer in the main hall and admire the giant hanging incense coils when you go. Add Man Mo Temple to your Hong Kong travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hong Kong tour itinerary planner.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Man Mo Temple
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,085 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • A very interesting temple to visit. It was small and a bit on the dark side, but veery special inside. Beware the burning incense is quite strong.  more »
  • I had never visited a temple and found my visit here to be very interesting. It is very colourful and serene. The incense burning which the worshippers were placing in various parts of the temple is q...  more »
  • Man Mo Temple is a very lovely temple! It's a pretty temple and is well-maintained. It's not my favorite temple in Hong Kong, but is very nice.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful Buddhist temple right in the heart of Central Hong Kong. Unobtrusive from the outside, but inside is a fragrant & ornate display of statues, carvings, offerings, worshippers, tourists, and (most notably) incense in all shapes & forms. Lovely coils dangle from the ceiling, ensuring smoke floods every part of the temple. The only downside was that, as an asthmatic, I couldn't stay too long before the smoke got to my lungs. I'd still go back in a heartbeat!
  • This is one of the most ancient temples in Hong Kong. Both of the interior and exterior are kept in good shape. The temple has installed the state of the art furnace to burn down the offerings and incenses, while they try to maintain the air quality within acceptable level. It would be worthwhile to try the divination(fortune telling) if you have trouble in mind and puzzling how to get through. It is located on the right side of the temple.
  • Don't go if you have breathing issues. Beautiful temple, thick with fragrant smoke. Is smaller than expected. Respect the worshippers and don't get in their way. Easy to find.
  • As has been numerously reviewed, this is one of the best places to get some culture and Instagram photos. The temple is to honour the 2 Taoist deities. Man 文 for literature and Mo 式 for martial which both were needed in the olden days. On the way to here, you can also see the street art along the way.
  • Lovely temple to visit as a tourist, small but very beautiful. If you have asthma though stay away. A lot of incense being burnt. If your not asthmatic though i definitely recommend going.
Places to stay near Man Mo Temple

Plan your trip to Hong Kong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Hong Kong

View all >
4.1
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Hong Kong

View all >
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Hong Kong

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Hong Kong

View all >
3.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Hong Kong

View all >
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Hong Kong

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Plans to Man Mo Temple by other users

38 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Macau & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 49 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM INDIA November, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM POLAND February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans