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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys. The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved. The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.
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124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed today

It's worth the walk down Hollywood Road to get to the temple - there are three sections and all three are worth a look. You can take photographs as long as you do not use flash and are respectful of people who are worshipping -...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It´s worth to see this temple especially as it is close to other old town sightseint / shopping spots

Thank baer3363
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely Buddhist temple in Central by Sheng Wan near the Antique Shops Street. You can walk inside and also around the neighborhood to get a got glance of old Hong Kong and it great antiques.

Thank Titomhr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tranquil temple hinding in the central of HK. What I love about the temple is it's a fine example that tradition and modernity can blend together. I got there by MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane to take the longest...More

Thank Ratchada W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A n experience to behold. The ancient temple has been so well preserved its unbelievable. Located on Hollywood Road its a busy place of visit to locals and visitors. I was fortunate to pass by when they put up a most colorful pylon of flowers...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple and a fab place to rest, reflect and think in the heart of busy Soho. I usually stop here on the way home from the Cat street market. It's a nice walk from the heart of Soho about 500 meters....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing between the high rises on HK Island this is a gem. Although it doesn't like it from the outside, the inside is beautiful. This ancient temple has this spiral incence hanging from the ceiling, which gives it a mystical touch. Many locals come here...More

Thank paukie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only see one temple in Hong Kong, head for the Man Mo. For one thing, it's the easiest to get to. Just ride the mid-levels escalator to Hollywood Road then walk a couple of blocks to the west. Man Mo is really three...More

Thank patinhongkong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the temple while following a walking trail outlined in a booklet on "Old Town Central" (we picked the booklet up at the Hong Kong Tourist Information Centre at the Star Ferry Terminal in Kowloon). The temple is quite small. It is really colourful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully kept old temple. It is still very actively used by locals, in fact the weekends it is full of burning incents, it has two sides quite different from each other. While there don't miss the road parallel to it, full of stalls and shops...More

1  Thank travelPixie100
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