HK Island, Sightseeing

Tin Hau Temple with Kuan Yin Statue in Repulse Bay

I can't really believe I've never noticed the big and colourful temple at the East end of the big beach at Repulse Bay... but fact is, I did. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of the sea: Tin Hau. There is no main hall (at least not one that I could recognise, the main… Continue reading Tin Hau Temple with Kuan Yin Statue in Repulse Bay

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HK Island, Hong Kong

Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

After I discovered the Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai, I made another discovery: the Tam Kung Temple at Blue Pool Road. This temple sits above the main road and you have to climb several stairs to reach it. It is dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers (including a car park) and almost forgotten by the… Continue reading Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

Hong Kong

Joss Paper Offerings

While I was in Yau Ma Tei and visiting the Tin Hau Temple, I noticed a lot of paper items waiting to be burned. These were all arranged for an upcoming funeral or ancestor worship ceremony. I had written about hell money before (here) which is spirit money that is burnt and hence given to… Continue reading Joss Paper Offerings

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

After exploring the East side of Nathan Road, I continued my walk along the West side - going up to Yau Ma Tei station. This is an area that I had explored a couple of times. It starts with the Tin Hau Temple Complex, which used to be located on the waterfront. It was founded… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

HK Island, Hong Kong

Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan

When we decided to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, we also decided to explore Shau Kei Wan a little bit. This district is at the Far East of the Hong Kong Island and you can either travel there by MTR or by tram. If you take the tram it will take some… Continue reading Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan