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Fan Sin Temple (Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po)
Fan Sin Temple (also known as Fan Sin Kung or Fan Sin Miu), situated in Sheung Wun Yiu, is the main temple for the villages of Sheung Wun Yiu and Ha Wun Yiu. 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. It is the only sample of its kind that exists in Hong Kong. The construction date of the temple is uncertain, but a wooden plaque hanging in the main hall of the temple was carved in the cyclical year Gengxu in the Qianlong reign (1790) of the Qing dynasty, indicating that the temple has a history of over 200 years.
With the exception of the fine decorations at the entrance, its architecture is simple and functional, A serious fire in the middle of 1970s destroyed many of the historic relics in the temple. There still exists a wooden plaque from 1790 and four inscribed stone tablets commemorating renovations in 1897, 1925, 1964 and 1976.
The full restoration of Fan Sin Temple was completed in October 2000 under the supervision of the Antiquities and Monuments Office and the Architectural Services Department.
Fan Sin Temple
Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po (Plan)
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the first three days of the Chinese New Year
For visitors going to the Temple, they may walk for 25 minutes from MTR Tai Po Market 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
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