Hongkong being a predominantly Buddhist country has no shortages of temples in its vast and buzzing city. Although being a metropolitan hub, you will be surprised to find out how deeply Hongkong is attached to its Buddhist and Taoistroutes. If you are ever considering going temple hopping and sightseeing in Hongkong, here is a list of some of the best.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
This templeis a Taoist temple situated right outside the Won Tai Sin MRT station in Hongkong. Built in the 1920s, this sprawling temple complex is famed for wish-granting, thus attracting both locals and tourists who gather to pray to make their wishes come true!
Chi Lin Nunnery
Predominantly a nunnery that was built in 1934, this temple is famous for its beautiful garden that was built in 2003 along with elements of Fengshui. Since the nunnery is in operation even today, visitors aren’t allowed inside beyond the foyer. However, viewing the gorgeous architecture from outside is still well worth a visit.
Hau Wong Temple
Located close to the Kowloon Wall City Park, the Hau Wong Temple dates as far back as the Song Dynasty. It is said that this temple was dedicated to the South Song Dynasty Hau Wong Yeung Leung-jilt. Housing many relics such as the iron incense burner that dated back to the mid- 19th century, this temple also holds wooden plaques and calligraphies that are amazing to look at.
Che Kung Temple
Located not too far from hotels such as the Dorsett Wanchai Hongkong, the Che Kung Temple is one of the hidden gems of Hongkong. This lesser-known temple is located close to the famous ‘ten thousand Buddhas Monastery’. Dedicated to Che Kung who was a Song Dynasty general famous for his medical skill and love for civilians, this temple is also a sight to behold.