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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
Sheung Wan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a quick stop to this temple before heading for the airport. It was very easy to get to from the hotel and it's surrounded by a nice neighbourhood. Get there early in the morning if you want to miss the incense as the smell...More

Thank hoeuninflight
Reviewed 1 week ago

i went to central area fro peak tran,after i pass by the temple,lot of smoke and try your luck,i bought a T shirt in there, and you can visit the old market around the area too

Thank tereence783
Reviewed 1 week ago

Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road is a relic of the old times among an increasing number of high rises in the neighbourhood. The statutes and figurines on the rooftop are interesting. Inside the temple, lots of incense coils are hanging from the ceiling -...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple visit doesn’t take long, but is well worth it. Beautiful but be wary of the strength of the smell of incense - sticks in your hair all day! I took the central mid levels escalator to go there and walked through great little...More

Thank EmmerD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are heading to Cat St. (Upper Lascar Row) for souvenir shopping, it is a great stop over to Man Mo Temple -- it is an unusual temple. Check out the different art work - statues and figurines on the roof top across the...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit didn't take too long and the temple itself is very interesting. As others have stated, the incense are very strong so be aware. However, it is free and very cool, so just pop in for a few minutes, it will be worth it....More

Thank Lainy1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Man Mo Temple is tucked away in a less travelled part of town and is a gem. It appears to be a very authentic and well preserved temple; not gaudy or pretentious. We were delighted we found and visited it.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Hong Kong's oldest temple dedicated to the gods of literature and war is a truly a sight to behold. It's very very beautiful and should feature on your HKG trip but as it is a place of worship for the locals, I would...More

Thank SimonCharmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

~~Came here after visiting a traditional dim sum restaurant. Surprising to find a temple here. Very interesting and attractive. Close to old antique shops and market so plenty to do here and the temple provides a nice rest from the commercial elements.

Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Bustling temple in the heart of Hong Kong island. Nestled among street shops and apartments this temple was booming with prayers and incense; so strong we had to leave. OK if it's convenient not sure it's worth a special trip for the casual observer

Thank Ron P
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We were pushed for time and jumped in a taxi