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Address: Sandietan, Tsuen Wan District, New Territories West, Hong Kong, China
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Lovely architecture and beautiful grotto

It's easy to get to this oddly named temple complex from Kowloon on the MTR (Tsuen Wan station), then grab a taxi for a $6 ride to the "institute." Finding a return taxi is also... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Chicago, IL
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not difficult to go. I take minibus #81 from mtr Tsuen wan around 15 min. It's a beautiful place, peaceful and naturally. I love it

Thank Kanokwan2017
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a large complex with a central courtyard and places to buy offerings. From the top of the stairs, there is fantastic view of Tsuen Wan.

Thank TheOExpress
Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

It's easy to get to this oddly named temple complex from Kowloon on the MTR (Tsuen Wan station), then grab a taxi for a $6 ride to the "institute." Finding a return taxi is also easy because the temple is busy and taxis frequently drop off people in front. I'd suggest taking an MTR as well as a Hong Kong... More 

1 Thank Travelingmaven
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you are looking for a place to see the traditional architecture in Hong Kong, but dont want to spend whole day in outlying Island. Temple visit is a good choice. Most of the people would recommend you to go to Big Budda, Wong Tai Sin, Chi Lin Nanny. Personally, I highly recommended Yuen Yuen Institute. This is a place... More 

Thank FungLilian
Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Big but crowded sometimes. the temple is beautiful . and don't miss the restaurant inside which serve vegetarian.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Hillarys, Australia
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131 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

We visited the Yuen Yuen Institute early this year and it was really interesting to see the old Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist customs and culture of the Hong Kong people. We saw where the Chinese make paper offerings to the ones that have passed away, cars, shoes, money, toothbrush. It was really interesting place to visit. John & Gail Laney

2 Thank GailLaney
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Other than the vague resemblance to Beijing's Temple of Heaven, there's not much to see. The Western Monastery next door is more interesting.

Thank pianocello
Mexico d.f.
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

This Temple is one of the most magnificents in Honk Kong. There are several pavilions and each one is beautiful. The day we visited, we were the only tourists and we have all the place for ourselves. To go there, take the MTR Tsuen Wan Station Exit B1. Then walk to Chung On Street. Turn right onto Chung On Street.... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

A great place to visit. It is interesting to see Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist cultures in the same centre. There are some very photogenic temples and it is a peaceful place to visit. A nice change from the excitement of Honk Kong.

Thank Douglas M
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

There is a special private museum on the first floor above the restaurant area. Its normally locked. Ask the staff if you can see it. Incredible stuff in there. There is an open museum with petrified roots and odd rocks that resemble faces and animals. Restaurant serves vegetarian food but the really oily kind made to look like normal meat... More 

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