Hung Shing Temples or Tai Wong Temples are temples dedicated to Hung Shing. Hung Shing temples have been widely built in southern China, especially Guangdong province and in Hong Kong. There are several Hung Shing Temples in Hong Kong, including 6 on Lantau Island and one only in urban Kowloon. While visiting the Hung Shing Temple in Kowloon, guests can stay at the Dorsett Mongkok, which is a luxury hotel in Kowloon. The Dorsett Mongkok Hotel has 285 rooms and 20 suites, which are elegantly and stylishly appointed to suit any kind of guest. The hotel has a unique 24-hour check-in system, which is very convenient for all types of guests. The location of the hotel is also of great convenience, as it located on the center of the city and is close by to local interests such as the Temple street and the Ladies Market.
The Hung Shing Temple originally overlooked the sea, where Hung Shing was believed to have rescued distressed sailors and fishermen. The bronze bell within the temple dates from 1887. The temple is the center point to the month-long Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair during the second month of the lunar calendar, when Hung Shing is celebrated with traditional performances, bright costumes, music, and food. One of the most unique things is the Luminous Night Dragon Dance with its 500 foot dragon. The temple won the “Outstanding Project” in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2000 Awards. This is the only temple in the village which is now very few villagers stay there. The temple constructed in grey bricks with a timber roof frame. The temple has been renovated four times since 1949.
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