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Tin Hau Temple, Hong Kong

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
One of several temples in China dedicated to the goddess of the sea, Tin Hau Temple is revered by tourists as well as locals. The temple was located on the coastline, facing the sea, before being relocated to a more central area by fishermen in the mid-19th century. Though it's certainly not the country's grandest temple, you can gain valuable insights into the region's religious habits. Use our Hong Kong itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Tin Hau Temple and other attractions in Hong Kong.
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  • All of these Temples have lovely parks and incredibly old and majestic trees. The place is quiet and people are respectful of those who need peace and quiet to gather a nice place!
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  • Diva 廟 Banyan tree place located in the front, Zhou 圍 night calculations the night market and worth a stroll, bian 廟 in days after weeks of rest, you can see the street culture, is a stadium in individual was alone all these.
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  • If they want to see Hong Kong 廟-Yu, the day mo're part. Visitors can participate in view Traditions 廟 Woo feature can also understand 廟 Yu Construction design plan, also pray for Tin Hau bless
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  • An experienced master is there to personally guide me do the worship (拜太歲) properly, and prays for me. Not many temples can provide such arrangement as it requires qualification, and experience to do that, the worship is also a time consuming process. I felt so confident to be able to make the proper and best worship to God. I saw a certificate hanging on the wall near the entrance, showing the qualification of the master's proficiency.
  • While temples dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea are found in coastal areas, this fine example is conveniently located in Yau Ma Tei. We learnt during our visit that this temple was also by the harbor but massive land reclamation had moved the coast far away. What we found most interesting was the traditional interior decor and spiral joss sticks that covered most of the temple's ceiling.
  • Unfortunately, it's closed for construction, as of 4/11/2017. Can't read the signs so I don't know when it'll be open again. Perhaps check their main site.
  • Small temple in the middle of the city but great atmosphere.
  • A great little temple to soak up the Chinese temple culture not far from downtown Tsim Sha Tsui. You can enter from Nathan Road or from the courtyard along Shanghai Street. No one will bother you so take your time to appreciate the place. Sit at the big courtyard under the banyan tree, relax and do some people watching. If you are there in the late afternoon, the stalls around Temple Street Market may start their business so you can do some shopping too.

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