Chuk Lam Sim Yuen - Dream of an Elderly Monk

According to local folklore, the origin of this monastery is come from a mysterious dream of an elderly monk.
It is said that, in the dream, the elderly monk was told by the God of Earth To Tei Kung to build a monastery on this auspicious land.
Hence, the elderly monk and the worshippers began to build this monastery in 1927 and after about 50 years, the construction of the entire monastery had been completed.

This monastery is surrounded by beautiful bamboo trees and it is filled with the characteristics of traditional Chinese architecture.
It is not as crowded as other temples within the city.
The tranquil atmosphere and the surrounding lush environment make it as a perfect place for meditation.

This monastery mainly comprises three temples and some pagodas.
Three golden Buddha statues are housed within the second temple.

Apart from these, this monastery also housed a Phra Phrom statue in its courtyard.

To get to this monastery, you can take the MTR to the Tsuen Wan MTR Station and leave at Exit B1.
Then, walk across the footbridge to get to Chung On Street.
Afterwards, walk along Chung On Street to Shiu Wo Street, and take Green Minibus No.85 at Shiu Wo Street and get off at Chuk Lam Sim Yuen.

Location: Chuk Lam Sim Yuen
Address: Fu Yung Shan, Lo Wai, New Territories



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

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