Kwun Yum Temple (Hung Hom) - Survived from Bombing

About this temple, there is a local folklore.
It is said that during the Second World War, the nearby areas around this temple were all nearly destroyed by bombing.
Only this temple remains intact.
Hence, worshippers believed that this temple is under protected by the deity here so that it can stay away from the bombing.

This temple was originally built in 1872 and it is one of the Grade I historic buildings in Hong Kong.
It is called "Kwun Yum Temple" and it is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy Kwun Yum.

During the Kwun Yum Treasury Opening Festival (26th day of the 1st lunar month), this temple will be very crowded and busy.
Many worshippers will come to the temple to borrow prosperity from Kwun Yum.
They seek blessings from Kwun Yum, and also hope that their income can increase in the upcoming year.

To reach this temple, exit off Whampoa MTR Station Exit A.
Then, walk along Tak Man Street to get to Wuhu Street.
Afterwards, walk along Wuhu Street to get to Kun Yam Street, and then the temple.
The walks take about 7 minutes.

Location: Kwun Yum Temple (Hung Hom)
Address: 15 Station Lane, Hung Hom, Kowloon



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

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