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Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong

Our first approach to local culture in Hong Kong...
Man Mo temple is a declared monument and historic building in Sheung Wan, a lively quarter in Hong Kong Island.

The temple was built in 1847 by Chinese merchants. It is a place of worship of the gods Man (God of Literature) and Mo (God of War). It is the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong.

It is famous because it was featured in the movie "The World of Suzy Wong" from the book by Richard Mason.
The temple has a traditional Chinese architectural layout, with the altars of the deities in the rear hall. Between the rear and front halls there's a covered courtyard supported by four granite columns. The Lit Shing Kung building, attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, is for the worship of all heavenly gods.

There are several altars inside the temple and again, since our knowledge of this religion is super limited, we didn't know what everything was all about, but we kept noticing the fruit in the altars, the inciense everywhere and the wishes' ribbons.



Man Mo Temple
124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Tel:+852 2540 0350
Website:www.lcsd.gov.hk
Opening times: 8:00am to 6:00pm daily
Nearest MTR station: Sheung Wan, + 10 mins. walk.