Tung Po Tor Monastery - Golden Robe

Founded in 1932, this monastery is one of the earliest monasteries within this district.
Strolling around the monastery, visitors will see three gigantic historical relics, including a gigantic millennium Buddha statue, an ancient Chinese cauldron, also known as "Ding", and a huge wok.
Especially the ancient Chinese cauldron, it is one of the few Buddhist ritual relics in Hong Kong.

Besides, in this monastery, there are many halls.
Each hall is dedicated to different deities and some of them are served as guest rooms, libraries or dormitories for monks.

About this monastery, there is also a story.
It is said that during the Second World War, the founder of this monastery wore a golden robe and protected the monastery from being attacked by the soldiers, saving many villagers whose took refuge there.

This monastery is called "Tung Po Tor Monastery".
It got its name as the surrounding areas of here are similar to the Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

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.81 at Shiu Wo Street and get off at Tung Po Tor.

Location: Tung Po Tor Monastery
Address: Lo Wai Tsuen, Lo Wai, New Territories

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

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