Fung Ying Seen Koon – Taoist Temple in Fanling

Fung Ying Seen Koon (CN: 蓬瀛仙館) is a large and ornate Taoist Temple located in Fanling. It is the city’s premier Taoist Temple and was founded in 1929. It is a functioning temple with services morning and evening. It is easy to spend an hour or two wandering around and there is also a vegetarian restaurant on site.

Nearest Hotel

The nearest star-rated hotel to Fung Ying Seen Koon is the Hyatt Regency at Sha Tin which is 34 minutes away by the MTR East Rail Line.

Restaurants near Fung Ying Seen Koon

  • Fung Ying Seen Koon Vegetarian Kitchen – located onsite – 11AM–4:30PM
  • Fanling Town Centre Shopping Arcade – has several casual restaurants inc. Tai Hing, Fairwood, Tam Chai Yunnan Noodles.
  • Ka Fuk Shopping Centre – Hei Yuet Palace (Cantonese & Dim Sum)

Hiking Trail

Nearby is the Wu Tip Shan path and Lam Tsuen Country Park. See trail map:

Wikipedia Says


Grand Temple
The Grand Temple is for the worship of Taishang Laojun (太上老君), Lü Dongbin (呂洞賓) and Qiu Chuji (丘處機). The middle one is Laojun. Laojun is one of the three highest deities of Daoism. According to Daoist classics, Laojun manifested himself in the form of Laozi, the Great philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Daodejing (道德經). Lü Dongbin is one of the Five Patriarchs (五祖) in the Quenzhen School. He is one of the earliest masters of the tradition of Internal alchemy (內丹). Qiu Chuji was a great disciple of Wang Chongyang (王重陽), the founder of Quanzhen School. He was also referred to as the founder of Longmen Sect.

Guanyin Temple
The Guanyin Temple was established to worship Guanyin (觀音大士). Guanyin is deity of mercy and compassion.

Yuen San Temple
The Yuen San Temple was established to worship Doumu (斗姆) and the sixty Great Generals of the Chinese sexagesimal cycle (六十太歲大將軍). Doumu is the mother of deities of the stars of the Northern Dipper (北斗). She is referred to as a deity of medicine, healing, fertility and nurture. The Chinese sexagesimal cycle corresponding to a person’s year of birth are considered to denote his or her fundamental destiny. The sixty Great Generals alternately govern and act as the patron deities.

The Colorful Sculpture of “Yellow Emperor Inquires After the Tao”
This painting depicts the Yellow Emperor’s visit to the hermit Guangchengzi (廣成子) of Mt. Kongdong (崆峒山), who discovered the secrets of immortality and the Dao. The scene demonstrates that the legendary first emperor of China set the precedent for seeking advice from wise Daoist hermits.

The Craving of “The Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals”
The scroll depicts 87 immortals paying homage to the supreme deity. The picture is considered as a representative of China’s best achievement in line drawing techniques of classical portraits. Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻, 1895-1953) attributed it to a 7th century painter Wu Daozi (吳道子) and even stamped a seal on it reading “Beihong’s Life”. The scroll is now in the collection of the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum.

Vegetarian canteen
The vegetarian canteen provides vegetarian food for tourists, disciples and the public. Most of the food is also vegan. On walking up the main stairs the General Office is on the left. Diagonally behind the office is a Yin and Yang carving. The restaurant is signposted in the corner past the Yin and Yang carving.

Source: Wikipedia


66 Pak Wo Rd, Fanling, Hong Kong

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