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Man Mo Temple or Man Mo Miu is Cantonese for Wen Wu temple (Chinese: 文武廟; Jyutping: man4 mou5 miu6), a temple for the worship of the civil or literature god Man Tai (文帝) / Man Cheong (文昌) and the martial god Mo Tai (武帝) / Kwan Tai (關帝). The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study or ranking in the civil examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties. There are several Man Mo Temples in Hong Kong, the best known of which is the temple in Sheung Wan.
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Amazingly hidden in between the buildings, and right opposite is the park. It's the only temple I experienced such good photography with incents sticks and coils, and public embraced. West conservative clothing, and walk to the western restaurants. Worth the go. Entrance fee is free.
This temple will give you feeling of discovery as it between the high-rise buildings and will appear suddenly. One of the most visited places by tourist. One can witness local rituals.
A pretty little Daoist temple. But if you’ve seen one, I’m afraid you’ve seen them all in a sense. Wonderful smells and sounds and sights in this one.
Wonderful place to see. Ancient Chinese temple lying in the middle of the Central Business Center and surrounded with high rises apartments buildings. Truly back in time.
The temple was built in tribute to god of literature - Man Tai (文帝) and the god of war Mo Tai (武帝). That's why this is called as Man Mo temple. There are several Man Mo Temples in Hong Kong, and this is the best and the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. This temple was built in 1847. The fantastic contrast of lighting and its hanging giant incense coils makes a strange pleasing atmosphere in the location of busy financial district. In 2009 this building is declared as a Grade I historic building and now preserved as a declared monument.
An amazing experience! One feels Taoist spirits there. An excellent place for meditation and prayer.
Beautiful Temple. Easy to find. A little bit of exercise ( because of the steps ).
I was in the area and noticed this place on the map and decided to have a look. The temple wasn't too hard to find with a few signs on the roads. There was also a bus stop right outside the temple. There were a few things on the outside like the lion statue but the interesting bit was inside. There was plenty of coiled incense hanging from the roof. There were also quite a few deity statues with incense and offerings in front of them. There weren't too many people so it wasn't too hard to get around. There was a little shop on one side which sold incense. Quite an interesting stop. Bear in mind that you're not supposed to take photographs inside the temple.
Good taste of their culture. Was expecting something bigger. It's worth the wall though.
A small temple that is in the middle of a busy section of town. It is still in use today and tourists are welcome. The inside is decorated with beautiful lanterns.
Great temple for a worship of god, beggibg for the wise and smart children. The temple filled with incense smoke. Very beautiful and peaceful inside.
Interesting yet solemn Taoist temple that is still in use as a place of worship. Incensed smoke fills the building, which is lavishly decorated. Photos are permitted but given the nature of the temple, you may feel more respectful by refraining, and instead engaging in the experience with your own thoughts and prayers.
Very peaceful place, solemn place with welcoming congregation. It was nice to take a step back and observe the worshippers, marvel at the burning beehive-like incense sticks up above and take it all in. Beautiful architecture inside, worth a visit.
Nice example of a traditional temple for this area and its still in active use by the local people. I found the level of incense smoke a bit too much so couldn't hang around long. I recommend coming on a free walking tour, upon which this is a stop, as they will explain more about the temple and how its used.
Well maintained temple. Incense spirals are a sight to behold. Superb example of traditional Chinese temple architecture and craftsmanship. The financial district is just a stone's throw away .. this is a tranquil oasis in contrast with the hectic pace of urban city life .
Nice to see a traditional temple right in the middle of the city! There is a lot of old and interesting artifacts that you wouldn't see in your day to day life. The coiled incense is something i had never seen before. The temple's got a positive vibe to it! However it is very hot inside and there is no AC, so be prepared to be a lil sweaty when you leave the premise!
This really isn't a place for tourists. It was extremely smokey, and has a very solemn vibe. Try your best to be quiet and respectful if you want to observe. Don't bring a big group.
The smoke filled temple welcomes picture (no flash photography) taking tourists. Giant spiral incense sticks fill the interior with scented smoke. Make sure to stay quiet, inconspicuous and away from patrons. The interior is impressive and although there's no entry fee they welcome donations.