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Fan Sin Temple (Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po)

Fan Sin Temple, Fan Sin Kung or Fan Sin Miu in Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po was declared a monument on 30 December 1999.

Fan Sin Temple is the main temple in the villages of the Sheung Wun Yiu and Ha Wun Yiu and is the only sample of this kind that exists in Hong Kong. The construction date of the temple is uncertain but a wooden plaque hanging at the main hall of the temple was carved in the Geng-xu year of the Qianlong reign of Qing Dynasty, indicating that the temple has a history of over 200 years. It is commonly believed that Fan Sin Temple was built by the Ma clan to worship Fan Tai Sin Sze, the patron saint of potters.

Its architecture is simple and functional, with the exception of fine decorations at the entrance. However, after a serious fire in mid 1970s, many historic relics were destroyed. The calligraphy and paintings above the entrance were repainted during the renovation in 1976 after the fire. Windows with iron frameworks were also installed on four sides of the temple after World War II.

There exists a wooden plaque from 1970 and four commemorative stone plaques recording the restorations in 1897, 1925, 1964 and 1976 respectively. A further restoration of the temple has recently been carried out .It is now open to the public.

Fan Sin Temple

Address

Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po (Plan)
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Opening Hours

9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm daily.
Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first 3 days of the Lunar New Year.

Transport

For visitors going to the Temple, they may walk for 25 minutes from Tai Po Market Railway Station or get on Green Minibus (GMB) No. 23K from Po Heung Street, Tai Po.

Green Minibus (GMB)
23K Tai Po Market (Wan Tau Street) - San Uk Ka

Fan Sin Temple in Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po will be partially closed from closed from 3 March 2014 to 22 May 2014 for repair works. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.


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

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