Man Mo Temple
The scent of incense hangs heavy in the air at Man Mo Temple. Among the temple highlights are a statue of Man Cheong, dressed in a green robe and carrying a writing brush, and Mo Tai (Kwan Yu), dressed in red and carrying a sword, as well as statues of other Chinese deities. Don’t miss the wooden sedan chairs used to carry the statues around. You can purchase incense to burn, or get your fortune read.
Popular and centrally located, Man Mo Temple is included in many Hong Kong sightseeing tours. It’s also a stop on the hop-on hop-off bus. Tours can be tailored for specific interests, including food, shopping, or photography. Or opt for a private tour to combine Man Mo Temple with other must-see sites.
Things to Know Before You Go
This is an active place of worship, so visitors should be respectful.
Man Mo Temple is free to enter, but donations are encouraged.
The temple is not wheelchair friendly as there are a number of steps.
Flash photography is not permitted inside the temple.
Incense smoke and smell can be quite strong in the small temple; those with allergies or sensitivities may want to limit exposure.
How to Get There
Man Mo Temple is located on Hollywood Road, in Sheung Wan. From Central, it’s easiest to take the Central—Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road. From Admiralty, take bus No. 26 outside Pacific Place. It’s also an easy taxi ride from elsewhere in Hong Kong.
When to Get There
Man Mo Temple is open daily. To see the temple at its liveliest, visit at Lunar New Year, on the birthday of Man Cheong on the third of the second lunar month, or during the Autumn Sacrificial Rites, when the community comes to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai.
Man Mo Temple Complex
Man Mo Temple is part of a complex that also includes Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor. Lit Shing Kung was created for the worship of all heavenly gods, while Kung Sor was built as an assembly hall where community affairs and disputes were discussed and resolved, particularly those that could not be settled by British law.