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Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple

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Address: Youmadi, Youjianwang District, Hong Kong, China
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Temple at the heart of the city

It is the most fascinating place located in the centre of the city. It goes well into the life of the lower classes, in where you can have the taste of most traditional goddess... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this temple has a lot of traffic but its nice to visit and see locals coming and going. Near shops..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old temple are at beside the temple street night market. The temple are not big but well maintain.Good to visit.

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2 Thank Michael_Teoh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While temples dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea are found in coastal areas, this fine example is conveniently located in Yau Ma Tei. We learnt during our visit that this temple was also by the harbor but massive land reclamation had moved the coast far away. What we found most interesting was the traditional interior decor and spiral joss... More 

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1 Thank livingroundtheworld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Is near to Noble Park Hotel and Temple Street. From Temple Street,crossed road walked straight will passed by an red wall painted Mahjong(very attractive during night due to its shining signboard) and turned left climbed up a 3 steps staircase at the right is Tin Hau Temple. Went in have a look. There are many big round 'cylinder shape' joss... More 

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2 Thank Angelina A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you want to buy souvenirs and others small things, its a good place. Just always remember to negotiate the price.

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Thank Pedro P
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

It is the most fascinating place located in the centre of the city. It goes well into the life of the lower classes, in where you can have the taste of most traditional goddess worshipping style and nearby, you can taste the most delicious snacks at a very low price at Temple Street. You can also buy lots of interesting... More 

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Thank connie102016
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The temple is very traditional Chinese one. And there are many fortune telling shops around the temple. They open in the afternoon and are become busy at night. You can find many different styles of fortune tellers there, even the one use a bird to predict your life!

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Thank StanleyTong
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The surrounding Location is very dirty. Temple is very interesting. Large incense coils burn from the ceiling. Very smokey inside.

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Thank Volksrus
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

First of all I am not a great fan of temple. Secondly, there are many people gathering in the park outside the temple. Honestly they keep the place so dirty that you will not want to get inside!

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Thank wiseguy1282005
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Old temple to the goddess of the sea. Surrounded by calm trees and a square for sitting and contemplating. Good quietness next to Nathan Road.

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Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood is where you will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong Kong. Not as glamourous or busy as its neighbours Mong Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. A large part of the neighbourhood draws from the rich history of Temple Street, stretching from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei, where a mix of dai pai dongs (outdoor restaurants), market stalls, fortune tellers and old karaoke bars bring out the history and culture of the area. The neighbourhood is a showcase of diversity – different ethnicities, cultures, and a mix of old and new.
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