Western Monastery - Western Name But Chinese Culture

This monastery occupies an area of about 1.3 hectares.
Its construction was first begun in 1964.
After about 30 years of development, this monastery has become one of the most renowned monasteries in Hong Kong.

In this monastery, there are some main halls, bell towers and pagodas.
Most of the decorations emit a traditional Chinese atmosphere.
Especially the nine-story pagoda, its construction was made reference to the pagoda in Taiwan and Guangzhou.
Besides, along the back walls of the monastery, there are also some religious sculptures and wall paintings.

In order to advocate Buddhism, at each month, a recitation session will be held at the monastery.
This recitation session is also one of the most important activities in this monastery.

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 Western Monastery.

Location: Western Monastery
Address: Lo Wai Road, Lo Wai, New Territories

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

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