One of the two special administrative regions of China, Hong Kong is home to a diverse population made up of not only those of Chinese descent but even a few Vietnamese and Indians as well. In having the privilege of being one of the business hubs of the world, one may find it difficult to imagine that amidst the massive development and the skyline dominated by skyscrapers, the people of the region venerate their myriad of faiths at a number of temples found amongst these buildings while others are tucked away in the hills.
Hong Kong’s population being predominantly Chinese, the majority of the places of worship are usually found in form of Chinese temples, the Man Mo Temple being one of them. Extremely picturesque in structure, this temple pays homage to the God of Literature and the God of War and was worshipped by the students who were looking to pass the rigorous civil service examinations in China in the 19th century. While having the distinction of being the largest Man Mo temple in the region, in 2009 it was also listed to be preserved as a monument.
The Shing Wong Temple is dedicated to the god who manages spirits in order to establish and maintain peace in the area while the Wong Tai Sin Temple is one that must be visited to observe how multiple followers venerate similar faiths. This temple is visited by Taoists and Buddhists alike and is not only holy but is also extremely picturesque thanks to its scenic location and architecturally aesthetic structures that embody feng shui principles and would be make a pleasant excursion. If this alone does not tempt you to visit the Wong Tai Sin Temple, the popular belief that every wish that is made at the temple by devotees will be made a reality will surely entice you. These temples give you the impression of time slowing down in contrast with the hectic streets of Hong Kong just outside.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.