Man Mo Temple

The largest Man Mo Temple (文武廟) in Hong Kong is located in Sheung Wan on Hollywood Road, other temples can be found at Tai Po and Lantau. The temple is a place of worship for the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo).

Man Mo Temple at Sheung Wan was built in 1847 and features a lot of traditional craftsmanship. The three sections of the temple are for the Man Mo Temple, the middle block is Lit Shing Kung for the worship of all gods, and one for Kung Sor as a general hall.

The temple is open from 8:00am – 6:00pm

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Wikipedia Says

Sheung Wan

The largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong is on 124–126 Hollywood Road, in Sheung Wan. It was built in 1847. It is part of a complex that comprises three adjacent blocks: Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Temple (No. 128 Hollywood Road) and Kung So.

The Man Mo Temple, the main building of the complex, is dedicated to the civil god Man Cheong and the martial god Kwan Tai. Lit Shing Kung (列聖宫) is for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung So (公所), to its west, was an assembly hall where community affairs and disputes were settled.

In 1908, the temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Board of Directors. The temple has since been managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It was graded as a Grade I historic building in 1993 and it is now a declared monument.

Tai Po

The Man Mo Temple in Fu Shin Street (富善街), Tai Po, was built in 1893 to mark the founding of Tai Wo Shi (Tai Wo Market Town, now commonly known as Tai Po Market). It has been listed as a declared monument of Hong Kong.

Lantau

At Pak Ngan Heung (白銀鄉), in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, this Man Mo Temple was rebuilt in 1958 by the Chinese Temples Committee to worship Man Cheong and Kwan Tai. It is not graded.

In popular culture

The Hollywood Road temple made an appearance in the video game Shenmue II for the Dreamcast and Xbox consoles. The temple and its grounds can be explored. However, its location in the video game is different from its actual place.

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  • Website: www.tungwah.org.hk
  • EN Address: 124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
  • Getting There: Bus 26 outside Pacific Place at Admiralty to Hollywood Road and get off near Man Mo Temple. Or, MTR Central Station Exit D2 via take the Central—Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road. Or, MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2

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