Yuk Wong Temple - Monarch of Deities

At the beginning of the 19th century, due to urban development, many people from Huizhou and Chaozhou come to this place for quarrying.
In order to pray for safety and blessings, they set up a shrine here.
As the shrine became popular with the local residents, at the beginning of the 20th century, this shrine underwent a renovation and transformed into a small temple.

Standing on the red curbside, this temple is called "Yuk Wong Temple", also called "Yuk Wong Bo Din".
"Yuk Wong" is also known as the "Jade Emperor".
He is the main deity of this temple.

The Jade Emperor is the monarch of all the deities in heaven.
According to an ancient legend, he was once a crown prince.
When he was young, he was kind, intelligent and wise.
He devoted his entire passion for helping the needy.
After his father died, he decided to dedicate his life on cultivation.
Then, after several million years of cultivation, he achieved enlightenment and became the Jade Emperor.

By the way, it is surprising that such an important deity only has a small temple.
Also, temples of the Jade Emperor are a rarity in Hong Kong.

To get to the temple, take MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station and get out at Exit D1.
Then, walk along Tung Hei Road and turn right to A Kung Ngam Village Road.

Location: Yuk Wong Temple
Address: A Kung Ngam Village Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong

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

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