Tin Hau Temple (Tsing Yi) - White To Red

In Hong Kong, a number of temples of this type can be found in different district, but each of them has different background and different history.
This one is one of the most famous temples within this district.
In each year, it attracts many visitors, local residents or worshippers coming here to pray for blessings.

According to local folklore, during the Second World War, the deity of this temple showed its supernatural power to protect the local residents here away from bombing.
After the war, in order to thank the deity, local residents come together to hold some celebrations, such as the lion dances and Cantonese opera performances, in every birthday festival of this deity (1st day to 5th day of the 4th lunar month).

This temple is called "Tin Hau Temple" and it is mainly used to dedicate to Tin Hau.
Tin Hau is a famous Goddess and she is mainly worshipped by fishermen in Hong Kong.

At the past, the exterior wall color of this temple was mainly painted with white color, so it is also known as "White Temple" by local residents.
However, after relocated to the present location, the main color tone of it was changed to red.

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Tsing Yi MTR Station and leave at Exit A1.
Then, take bus No.249M at Tsing Yi Station Public Transport Interchange and get off at Ching Mui House Cheung Ching Estate Bus Stop.

You will see the temple at opposite of the road.

Location: Tin Hau Temple (Tsing Yi)
Address: Chung Mei Road, Tsing Yi, New Territories



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

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