Tam Kung Temple - Patron of Fishermen

This temple existed as early as 1899.
It was originally a small shrine.
As the shrine became more and more popular, some local residents thus decided to expand it so that it can accommodate more people.
In 1905, this shrine underwent a renovation and transformed into a temple.

Apart from the deities of the temple, this temple also houses a small wooden junk, a dragon boat, an iron bell, an altar and a stone tablet.
Especially the stone tablet, it was already laid there over 90 years ago.
Also, the inscription of the stone tablet is believed to be the seal of the main deity of this temple.

The main deity of this temple is Tam Kung.
He is a Taoist god and he protects the seafarers from dangers.
It is said that Tam Kung has supernatural powers to command the wind and rain.
So, in order to secure safety and good luck in the coming year, at each year, seafarers will come here and celebrate Tam Kung Festival (8th day of the 4th lunar month).

To reach the temple, leave the Shau Kei Wan MTR Station via Exit D1.
Follow Tung Hei Road and walk for about 5 minutes.

Location: Tam Kung Temple
Address: Tam Kung Temple Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong



Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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