Often times the things that end up being the most memorable are after thoughts or surprises. That is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon Man Mo temple. Nestled among the high rises and sky scarpers Man Mo temple is refuge from the big city. One of the oldest temple in Hong Kong the outside of the temple does not seem impressive.
Inside however this is one of the most magical places I have been inside.
The temple is ceiling is covered with incest coils tat burn and fill the air. Lanterns hang throughout and the roof lets in sun that beams in the most perfect way. Casting rays across the temple as if the gods themselves are beaming down from heaven. The experience is simply sublime and beautiful.
Words just fail when describing how amazing Man Mo Temple.
Below Guide to Man Mo Temple Hong Kong
According to Lonely Planet Man Mo is one of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and a declared monument, atmospheric Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the gods of literature (‘Man’), holding a writing brush, and of war (‘Mo’), wielding a sword. Built in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants, it was, besides a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between the Chinese and the colonialists.
How to get there
-Bus 26 outside Pacific Place at Admiralty to Hollywood Road and get off near Man Mo Temple.
-MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Walk along Queen’s Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central—Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.
-MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2 then walk along Hillier Street to Queen’s Road Central. Then proceed up Ladder Street (next to Lok Ku Road) to Hollywood Road to the Man Mo Temple.
None, however you can make donations for offerings.
8:00a.m. ~ 6:00p.m.