A modern-day monument, the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple is a powerful reminder of the contribution the Sikhs made to the development of Hong Kong. Today, it also serves as a refuge to communities of all faiths. In doing so it upholds Sikhism’s belief that all humans are equal. The temple is located in Wan Chai, a metropolitan area situated at the Western part of the Wan Chai District. If you are also looking out for hotels in Wan Chai Hong Kong, you don’t have to look very far. Consider Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong since it provides relatively easy access to the city centres and such sites as the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple.
Sikhism originated in South Asia during the 15th Century. Sikhs believe in an omniscient God. They also strive to live their day-to-day lives in a godly manner. The Sikh community in Hong Kong has contributed to the well-being of the land and its peoples. They were the very first law-enforcers and ensured the development of a collection of fishing villages which have now undergone a magical transformation. The Khalsa Diwan Temple is a symbol of the lasting impact the Sikh community have on Hong Kong.
First built in 1901, by the Sikh members of the British army, the temple was considered holy grounds by the growing Sikh community. In 1914, Sikhs who were migrating to Canada also temporarily rested in the temple before boarding their ship. After being refurbished in the 1930s, the temple had to experience the horrors of the Second World War. Scarred by two bombs, the temple still stands strong, giving hope to the growing local community of Sikhs and anybody who chooses to venture into the temple in search of tranquillity.
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