FOUR temples along the tram track on Hong Kong Island

Tram tour for four temples along the tram track on Hong Kong Island

YOU can take the double decker-tram to tour the interesting temples on the northern part of Hong Kong Island. Next to the temples, YOU can find a lot of other sightseeing, shopping and dining spots.

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YOU can take the double decker-tram to tour the interesting temples of Hong Kong Island.

 

Just follow the Google Map attached and start YOUR tram tour…

Lin Fa Kung Temple at Tai Hang

Lin Fa Kung’s main goddess is Goddess of Mercy.

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Lin Fa Kung at Tai Hang

 

The unique elevated octagonal temple was built on a big stone platform. So the flooding won’t damage the temple when it was near the sea before reclamation.

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

Partcipants of Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

Partcipants of Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

People prepares incense sticks for Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

People prepares incense sticks for Tai Hang Fire Dragon Parade 28 Sept 2015

 

The ‘Fire Dragon Parade‘ in September (origin: use the incense sticks smoke to purify the place, so no more infectious disease!!!) and the ‘opening of Goddess of Mercy Treasury‘ during Chinese New Year (YOU can ‘borrow’ money from the wealthy Goddess!!! The amount can be up to 10 billion!!!) are the two major customs related to the temple.

The interior of Lan Fa Kung Temple statue staircase

The interior of Lan Fa Kung Temple

 

Tai Hang Area is now a famous dining area, with a lot of local and Western restaurants on the ground floor of the old residential buildings. Don’t forget the outdoor food stalls, Tai Pai Dong, on the back alleys.

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Milk tea plus jam and butter toast of Bing Kee Tai Pai Dong Tai Hang

Pak Tai Temple at Wai Chai

Pak Tai, the North King, for the fishermen, is the main god the temple.

pak tai temple entrance

Pak Tai Temple entrance

 

It is the largest temple on the Hong Kong Island. It has the largest Pak Tai Statue. YOU can find a little museum of temple inside.

black Pak Tai Statue

Pak Tai Temple Pak Tai Statue

dragon fish

People installs the Dragon Fish at the roof top of the temple. People believe that it can spit out water to put out the fire! Dragon Fish is the exhibit of Pak Tai Temple Museum of Temple

temple interior carving

Pak Tai Temple interior carving

 

Hung Shing Temple at Wan Chai

The main god, Hung Shing, is also a deity for the fishermen.

Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple trees traffic lights

Wan Chai Hung Shing Temple was next to the sea.

 

So it was built right next to the original shore line of Hong Kong Island for the convenience of the fishermen. The busy Queen’s Road East in front of the temple was the beach and sea.

Nowadays the coast line is about 1.2 km away at the Hong Kong Convention Exhibition Center and Golden Bauhinia Square (please refer to the Google Map attached)!

After visiting the old temples of Wan Chai, YOU can go to the newly redeveloped ‘Wedding Card Street’ to enjoy shopping and dining. There are different street markets in Wan Chai too.

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Wan Chai Market candies

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Wan Chai Market

toys Tai Yuen Street Market

Tai Yuen Street Market toys

Man Mo Temple at Sheung Wan

There are two main gods. God of Man is the God of Literature for the students. God of Mo is the God of Martial Arts for the policemen and mafia members!

Man Mo Temple high rise buildings trees

Man Mo Temple Sheung Wan is surrounded by high rise buildings

 

It is the most famous temple on the Hong Kong Island. Apart from its history and beautiful decoration, Man Mo Temple has the bilingual fortune telling sticks explanation service. This is unique in Hong Kong!

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Man Mo Temple Sheung Wan incense coils

 

After checking YOUR luck, don’t miss the nearby Hollywood Road for antiques, Cat Street for curios, SOHO for fine dining, PMQ for arts and the longest Central-Mid-level Escalator.

Mao Zedong memorabilia

Cat Street Mao Zedong memorabilia

Cat Street curios

Cat Street curios

PMQ for arts

PMQ for arts

 

To prepare for YOUR tram tour for temples, YOU may browse the Chinese Temples Committee website.

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