"Tin Hau Temple (Causeway bay)" Temples Tip by Willettsworld

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There are around 60 Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong and this one is located in Causeway Bay, at the eastern end of Victoria Park near the Tin Hau MTR station. The present temple dates back to 1868, while construction of the original temple dates back to 1747 (the date of the temples bell). Legend has it that this temple was built after an incense burner was found floating miraculously on the sea. This incident gave rise to one of the pre-colonial names for Hong Kong Island, Hung Heung Lo (Red Incense-burner Island). Inside the temple, the main altar is dedicated to Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea and patron "saint" of seafarers, with side altars dedicated to Tsoi San, the God of Wealth. Within the temple are several shrines to the black-faced Pau Kung, the Lenient Judge of the Underworld. He is worshipped in the hope that he will be merciful to the souls in his care.

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2008
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