Hau Wong Temple - Temple of Historic Relics

This temple is an ancient temple.
The exact age of this temple is uncertain.
However, based on the inscription on the temple bell, we can estimate that this temple might be constructed in or before 1730.
Hence, in 2014, this temple was declared as a monument in Hong Kong for its historical significance.

Strolling around this temple, visitors will discover various decorations of ceramic figurines.
Besides, this temple also houses a number of relics related to the Kowloon Walled City.
Some of them were donated by the military officials of that time when the Kowloon Walled City was still in existence.

This temple is called "Hau Wong Temple" and it was built to dedicate to Hau Wong.
It is said that Hau Wong was an army general during the Song Dynasty.
He is responsible for protecting the last two emperors of Song Dynasty.
Unfortunately, during the protection mission, he died.
After his death, in order to commemorate his heroic act, people build this temple for him.

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Lo Fu MTR Station and leave at Exit B.
Then, walk along Junction Road to get to the temple for about 15 minutes.

Location: Hau Wong Temple
Address: Junction Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon

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