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Tung Wah Museum Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei

The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys.

The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong.

Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved.

The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.


Address

124-126, 128 & 130 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan (Plan)


Opening Hours

8:00am to 6:00pm daily


Transport

 
MTR
Exit A2, Sheung Wan Station (about 15 minutes' walk)

 
Citybus
13 Central (City Hall) - Kotewall Road
23 North Point Ferry - Pokfield Road
23A Lai Tak Tsuen - Robinson Road (Circular)
26 Lai Tak Tsuen - Hollywood Road (Circular)
91 Central (Ferry Piers) – Ap Lei Chau Estate

 
New World First Bus
5 Causeway Bay (Whitfield Road) - Felix Villas
7 Central (Ferry Piers) – Shek Pai Wan
10 North Point Ferry - Kennedy Town
12 Central (Ferry Piers) – Robinson Road (Circular Route)
12M Admiralty (Tamer Street) - Park Road (Circular)
40 Wan Chai Ferry - Wah Fu (North)
40M Wan Chai Ferry - Wah Fu (North)
71 Central (Wing Wo Street) – Wong Chuk Hang (Circular Route)
90B Admiralty (East) - South Horizons
H1 Central (Star Ferry) – Pokfield Road

 
Kowloon Motor Bus/Citybus/New World First Bus
101 Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square) – Kennedy Town
103 Chuk Yuen Estate – Pokfield Road
104 Pak Tin Estate – Kennedy Town

 
Green Minibus (GMB)
8 Central (City Hall) – Baguio Villas (Lower)




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

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