One of HK’s oldest temples provides oasis in centre of city

Dedicated to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), this is the largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, and stands in utter contrast to the modern world around it. The compound on Hollywood Road also incorporates Lit Shing Kung, for the worship of all heavenly gods, and Kung Sor, an assembly hall for the local community. Built in 1847, the temple represents the best of Chinese vernacular architecture, featuring ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals. It is listed as a Grade I historic building and is preserved as a Declared Monument.

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