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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tin Hau Temple @ Tin Hau

Tin Hau, the Goddess of the sea is a well respected goddess of the indigenous Hong Kong fishermen. The locals built many Tin Hau Temple at different corners of Hong Kong, which is once a fishing port.


The Tin Hau Temple on Tin Hau Temple Road in Causeway Bay gave its name to a nearby MTR (subway) railway station: Tin Hau. It is also a Declared Monument of Hong Kong.


The traditional temple has unique Chinese architect features. The dragons on the roof top are particularly interesting. The site is well maintained by the government, with matching walls built to created a public resting area. Admission to the temple is free, donations are welcomed.



The Tin Hau Temple is just 1 minute away from exit B of Tin Hau MTR station on the Island line. It is also within walking distance of the Victoria Park.


Nearby attractions:
Victoria Park