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Tin Hau Temple (10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay)

The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay was built by the Tai family probably in the early 18th century. The Tai family are Hakkas from Guangdong who first settled in Kowloon in a village now lost beneath the former Kai Tak Airport. The family used to go to Causeway Bay to gather grass and, according to legends, some members of the family found a statue of Tin Hau in the rocks near the shore. They then erected a shelter for it and, as the shrine became popular with the boat people who made donations, a proper temple building was subsequently constructed.

This Temple is one of the many dedicated to Tin Hau, goddess of the sea, and is a fine example of temple architecture of the period, still largely in its original form despite subsequent renovations. The temple is still under the management of the Tai family.

Tin Hau Temple

Address

10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay (Plan)
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Opening Hours

7:00am –5:00pm daily.

Transport

MTR
Tin Hau Station


The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.

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