Tin Hau Temple Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tin Hau Temple Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Tin Hau Temple sits on the last undeveloped and natural part of the Kowloon coastline in the area of Lei Yue Mun. The temple is small in size, and reputed to have been built by a Qing dynasty pirate two hundred years ago. The temple was refurbished in 1953.

The entrance of the temple is surrounded by red painted boulders, which have Chinese writings carved into them. The characters are short lines of Taoist prose which translate to “The ever flowing pool”. Other phrases in more difficult to understand Chinese prose also adorn the boulders at the temple entrance.

Two small antique cannons are also present here, indicating the importance of the area of Lei Yue Mun for the defense of the harbor. This area is actually straddling the harbor strait and it is the shortest distance between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

The area of Lei Yue Mun is also one of the best seafood restaurant centers in Kowloon, and a popular spot for tourists. The temple has a semi-abandoned village located behind it and a small stretch of beach is present here as well, for people who like to relax and enjoy the waves.

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Sight Name: Tin Hau Temple Kowloon
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kowloon Orientation Walk, Hong Kong  

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