The Tin Hua Temple has been a place of worship for some 370 odd years and despite recurrent renovations, has still managed to hold onto its air of reverence and antiquity.
Tin Hua is an indigenous goddess of the sea who is believed to lend protection to sailors and fishermen. Known by the names of ”Tian Fei ‘and ”Mazu”, she is a revered patron deity worshipped by people from all walks of life. Some 60 plus shrines have been built in her honour across the city.
The temple dates back to 1747 and was built by the Tai family. It features intricate stone carvings at the entrance while the roof is decorated with fine ceramic figurines from Shiwan. The effigy of the goddess is housed at the main altar.
The shrine is located on No.10 Tin Hua Temple Road behind Victoria Park in Causeway Bay and is within walking distance of the Tin Hua MTR train station. It is also within easy reach of many a Wan Chai hotel including the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong.
Things to Do
The temple is open from 7 p. m. – 5. p.m. daily and is visited by people praying for peace and safety of their families. If one wishes to visit and seek blessings, they can buy incense sticks and paper offerings from the temple premises and get their fortune told if interested.
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