Most of Hong Kong is all about bustling cities, modern high-rises and fast-paced energy. So, it is completely understandable that sometimes you would want to enjoy some peace surrounded by nature. Whether that’s the reason, or it is a love of architecture or you are seeking the solace of prayer, head to Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai.
Wan Chai translates to “tiny bay” and was a small curved road along the shoreline until about a hundred and fifty years ago. Reclamations over the years of the land have pushed the sea right out of sight today, however.
Hung Shing Temple
The route you are planning to take will be one of the best sightseeing in Hong Kong routines. The small temple that was once situated in front of the shoreline is called Hung Shing Temple. It was constructed in 1847 and is dedicated to the god of the southern sea.
Jade Void Palace
The Jade Void Palace is located a quick drive from Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong. Before you enter the temple, you will find yourself in a spectacular courtyard with a gnarled banyan tree.
A pair of stone dragons guard this quiet snatch of solitude and silence and as soon as you cross the threshold into the temple you will be greeted by the Earth God To Dei Kung and just beyond, Pak Tai.