Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple (Ngau Chi Wan) - God of Mountain

Red walls, green tiles and ceramic portraits are the characteristic of this temple.
This temple is also one of the declared Grade II historic buildings in Hong Kong.
It is a small temple, but this kind of temple is seldom seen in Hong Kong.

At the entrance of the temple, there is a stone plaque.
This stone plaque has inscribed with four Chinese characters "Sam Shan Kwok Wong".
It literally means "Kings of the three mountains".
The three mountains refers to the three famous mountains of Chaozhou in Guangdong, namely Du Shan, Ming Shan and Jin Shan.

There are many legendary stories about the three mountains.
It is said that there are three deities living in the three mountains respectively.
Once upon a time, these deities helped Emperor Song Tai Zu to put down the revolt between Liu and Zhang.
So, these deities were granted the title as "Kings of the three mountains".

This temple is called "Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple".
Over the years, it has been renovated for many times.

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Choi Hung MTR Station and leave at Exit A2.
Then, walk along Lung Cheung Road to Kwun Tong Road.
Afterwards, walk along Kwun Tong Road to the temple.
The walks take about 10 minutes.

Location: Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple (Ngau Chi Wan)
Address: 2 Ping Shek Estate, Kwun Tong Road, Ping Shan, Kowloon



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

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