Man Mo Temple

Sheung Wan Walking Tour

Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University


The first stop on this journey was the Man Mo Temple where we could experience Chinese religious culture. It is a compound which was built in 1847 - 1862 by wealthy Chinese businessmen and was comprised of three blocks, including Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor.

In the past, the Man Mo Temple compound provided worship and legal-related services to the people of Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple(文武廟)and Lit Shing Kung (列聖宮)are for the worship of all the Chinese gods, especially Man Cheong and Mo Tai. Apart from admiring some of the historical ritual objects and decorations, you can also worship to bless your studies. In these two temples, you can learn about the polytheistic culture of the Chinese community and the function of God in Chinese society。

Don’t miss visiting the Kung Sor(公所). The function behind this building was also intriguing as it was a meeting place and a venue for dealing with legal matters. In the past, when Hong Kong's legal system was not well established, the British Hong Kong Government agreed that Kung Sor was a place with legal effect. Hong Kong people could make vows through popular custom – Burning yellow papers and chopping a chicken's head. Kung Sor has now converted into a souvenir shop. If you are interested, you can buy some cute little accessories there.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sheung Wan Walking Tour


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