Man Mo Temple - Literature and Martial Arts

This temple is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong.
It was built in 1847 during Qing Dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants.
Apart from being a place of worship, it was also used as a meeting place for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area.

This temple has special historical and social values in Chinese community.
It represents the traditional social organization and religious practices of the community.
Besides, this temple is also a good example of traditional Chinese architecture.
Every decorations of the temple, such as granite carvings, ceramic figurines, wood carvings, plaster moldings and murals, reflect excellent traditional craftsmanship.

This temple is called "Man Mo Temple".
It was built mainly for the worship of Man Tai and Mo Tai.
Man Tai, also known as "Man Cheong" is the God of Literature, while Mo Tai, also known as "Kwan Tai", is the God of Martial Arts.

During Chinese New Year, Man Mo Temple is very busy.
A lot of worshippers will take their children to the temple and pray for their success in examinations or in academic or literary endeavors.

Man Mo Temple is open to public from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Admission is free.

To reach this place, exit off Sheung Wan MTR Station Exit A2.
Then, walk along Hillier Street to Queen's Road Central.
Turn right at Queen's Road Central and walk to Ladder Street.
Then, walk along Ladder Street to Hollywood Road, you will see the temple at opposite of the road.
The walk takes about 15 minutes.

Location: Man Mo Temple
Address: 124 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong



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