Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay

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Tin Hau temple, Causeway Bay, 1870s
Tin Hau temple, Causeway Bay
Facade
View from Tin Hau Temple Road, with entrance of the Tin Hau Temple Garden.

The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣天后廟) is one of the Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong. It is located at 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay, east of Victoria Park, in Eastern District, on Hong Kong Island. The temple has given its name to the MTR station serving it (Island Line), and consequently the neighboring area of Tin Hau.

History[edit]

The temple was built probably in the early 18th century by the Tai family, a family of Hakkas from Guangdong, who first settled in Kowloon.[1] The temple, now located inland as a consequence of land reclamation, was originally on the waterfront.[2]

Conservation[edit]

The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay is a declared monument[1] since 1982.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Antiquities and Monuments Office: Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay
  2. ^ Wordie, Jason (2002). Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. pp. 140–141. ISBN 962-209-563-1. 
  3. ^ "Annex I Listing of Declared Monuments". Environmental Protection Department. Government of Hong Kong. 1 January 1999. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′56″N 114°11′34″E / 22.282187°N 114.19276°E / 22.282187; 114.19276 (Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay)