Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong

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Tin Hau Temple, Tin Hau, Causeway Bay

Over 100 temples are (at least partially) dedicated to Tin Hau in Hong Kong. They include:


Two temples have a marine parade to celebrate the Tin Hau Festival (天后誕; Pinyin: Tiānhòudàn): Tin Hau Temple on Leung Shuen Wan (High Island)[3] and Tin Hau Temple on Tap Mun, which has it once every ten years.[4]

The celebration at Tin Hau Temple, Joss House Bay is attended annually by upwards of 40,000 to 50,000 people. Another large celebration takes place at the Tai Shu Ha temple.[5]

List by district[edit]

Note 1: Unless otherwise noted, Tin Hau is the main deity of the temples listed below.
Note 2: A territory-wide grade reassessment of historic buildings is ongoing. The grades listed in the table are based on this update (10 September 2013). The temples with no status listed in the table below are not graded and do not appear in the list of historic buildings considered for grading.

Eastern District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No. 10, Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay

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

See detailed article Declared [1] [2] [3]
HK Tin Hau Temple fd.jpg
No. 53, Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan

22°16′48″N 114°13′50″E / 22.28005°N 114.230523°E / 22.28005; 114.230523 (Tin Hau Temple, Shau Kei Wan)

The original temple, built in 1845,[6] was destroyed by a typhoon in 1872. A new temple was erected in-situ in 1873.[7] Originally situated on a slope with its front part facing the sea. Renovated in 1876, 1902, 1920, 1948 and 2005. Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.[8] The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View. Grade II [4].doc
HK Shau Kei Wan Main Street East Tin Hau Temple Outings 1.JPG
A Kung Ngam Village Road, A Kung Ngam, Shau Kei Wan

22°16′56″N 114°14′00″E / 22.282217°N 114.233259°E / 22.282217; 114.233259 (Yuk Wong Kung Tin)

Yuk Wong Kung Tin (玉皇宮殿) or Yuk Wong Bo Din (玉皇寶殿).
Dedicated to the Jade Emperor. Partly dedicated to Tin Hau: altar on the left side of the main altar.
Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Not listed [5]
HK A Kung Ngam Village Road Temple 02.JPG
Fei Tsui Road, Chai Wan

22°15′41″N 114°14′04″E / 22.261298°N 114.234482°E / 22.261298; 114.234482 (Tin Hau Temple, Chai Wan)

Chai Wan Tin Hau Temple (柴灣天后廟) Not listed
HK ChaiWanTinHauTemple.JPG
Lok Kang Po, Siu Sai Wan, Chai Wan

22°15′50″N 114°14′44″E / 22.263924°N 114.245608°E / 22.263924; 114.245608 (Tin Hau Temple, Lok Kang Po)
(approximate location)

Lok Kang Po Tin Hau Temple (樂耕埔天后廟).
At the current location since 1967.[9]
Not listed
HK LokKangPoTinHauTemple.JPG
Moored at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

22°17′10″N 114°11′12″E / 22.286218°N 114.186575°E / 22.286218; 114.186575 (Floating Tin Hau Temple)

Floating Tin Hau Temple (水上三角天后廟). It has been docked at its current location since 1955.[10] Not listed [6]
HK TinHauBoat CausewayBay.JPG

Islands District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Near Pak She San Tsuen, Cheung Chau Wan, Cheung Chau

22°12′47″N 114°01′39″E / 22.213118°N 114.027491°E / 22.213118; 114.027491 (Pak She Tin Hau Temple)

Pak She Tin Hau Temple.
Located 100m northwest of the Pak Tai Temple.[11] Situated within the boundary of the Chung Shak Hei Home for the Aged. The temple was probably built around 1767.[7]
Grade II [7]
HK CheungChauPakSheTinHauTemple.JPG
Chung Hing Street (Tai Shek Hau), Cheung Chau

22°12′17″N 114°01′38″E / 22.204747°N 114.027131°E / 22.204747; 114.027131 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Shek Hau)

Tai Shek Hau Tin Hau Temple.
Located west on Sai Wan Road.[11] Built some time before the 4th year of the Tongzhi reign (1865) of the Qing Dynasty.[7]
Grade II [8]
HK CheungChauTaiShekHauTinHauTemple.JPG
Sai Wan, Cheung Chau

22°12′05″N 114°01′08″E / 22.201345°N 114.018956°E / 22.201345; 114.018956 (Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple)

Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple.
Located west of Sai Wan (Western Bay), on the southwestern tip of the island.[11] Built some time before 1929.[7]
Grade III [9]
HK CheungChauSaiWanTinHauTemple.JPG
North of Morning Beach,[11] Cheung Chau

22°12′13″N 114°01′59″E / 22.203538°N 114.033151°E / 22.203538; 114.033151 (Nam Tam Wan Tin Hau Temple)

Nam Tam Wan Tin Hau Temple. Not listed [10]
HK NamTamTinHauTemple.JPG
Pak She Street, Tung Wan, Cheung Chau

22°12′13″N 114°01′59″E / 22.203538°N 114.033151°E / 22.203538; 114.033151 (Nam Tam Wan Tin Hau Temple)

Yuk Hui Temple aka. Pak Tai Temple.
Partly dedicated to Tin Hau: altar on the right side of the main altar.
Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade I [11] [12]
HK Cheung Chau Pak Tei Temple n Stairs 1.JPG
Fan Lau Miu Wan, Fan Lau, Lantau Island

22°11′54″N 113°50′49″E / 22.198335°N 113.846852°E / 22.198335; 113.846852 (Fan Lau Tin Hau Temple)

Built during the early Qing Dynasty. Rebuilt in 1820.[12] Repaired in 1820, 1928, 1976.[13] Grade III [13]
Fan Lau Tin Hau Temple.jpg
Yi O (二澳), Lantau Island

22°13′55″N 113°51′07″E / 22.231894°N 113.852016°E / 22.231894; 113.852016 (Yi O Hoi San Temple)
(Hoi San Temple)

Listed with the note "no information" in "Distribution of temples on Lantau Island as recorded in 1979", in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch.[13] A Hoi San Temple (海神古廟) can be found in Yi O. Not listed
San Tsuen, Tai O

22°15′01″N 113°52′01″E / 22.25039°N 113.86688°E / 22.25039; 113.86688 (Yim Tin Tin Hau Temple, Tai O)

Yim Tin Tin Hau Temple (鹽田天后古廟).
Built in 1644,[14] in the early Qing Period, repaired in 1838, 1892, 1895, 1946 and 1972.[13]
Not listed [14]
HK TaiO SanTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Kat Hing Back Street, Tai O

22°15′17″N 113°51′44″E / 22.254675°N 113.862232°E / 22.254675; 113.862232 (Tin Hau Temple, Kat Hing Back Street)

Adjacent to Kwan Ti temple (right side). Built in 1772.[15] Grade III [15] [16]
Sha Lo Wan, Lantau Island

22°17′22″N 113°54′01″E / 22.289528°N 113.900277°E / 22.289528; 113.900277 (Sha Lo Wan Tin Hau Temple)

Built in 1919. Located on the left of the Ba Kong Temple, which is dedicated to Hung Shing. A wall is connecting the two temples at the front façade.[16] No grade picture [17] [18]
Chek Lap Kok New Village, Wong Lung Hang Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island

22°16′37″N 113°56′30″E / 22.277044°N 113.941575°E / 22.277044; 113.941575 (Tin Hau Temple, Chek Lap Kok New Village)

Built in 1823 at the north east of Chek Lap Kok. The entire temple was built of granite quarried on the island.[17] Repaired in 1978.[13] Dismantled in 1991 because of the construction of the new airport, and rebuilt in 1994 at its present location.[7][18] Grade II [19] [20]
HK ChepLapKokTinHauTemple.JPG
Tai Pak (大白), Lantau Island Listed with the note "no information" in "Distribution of temples on Lantau Island as recorded in 1979", in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch.[13] Not listed
Nim Shue Wan, Lantau Island

22°17′28″N 114°01′08″E / 22.29103°N 114.018852°E / 22.29103; 114.018852 (Nim Shue Wan Tin Hau Temple)

Built in 1920.[7] The statue of Tin Hau was moved to Peng Chau by the villagers during the Japanese Occupation.[13][19] No grade picture
Luk Tei Tong, Mui Wo, Lantau Island

22°15′43″N 113°59′33″E / 22.261923°N 113.992636°E / 22.261923; 113.992636 (Luk Tei Tong Tin Hau Temple)

Not listed
HK LukTeiTongTinHauTemple.JPG
Chung Hau, Shap Long, Chi Ma Wan, Lantau Island

22°14′23″N 113°59′43″E / 22.239794°N 113.995264°E / 22.239794; 113.995264 (Chi Ma Wan Tin Hau Temple)

It was rebuilt in 1951.[13] Not listed picture
Chi Ma Wan Road (along Lantau Trail Stage 12), Ham Tin Kau Tsuen, Ham Tin, Pui O, Lantau Island

22°14′12″N 113°58′55″E / 22.236693°N 113.981979°E / 22.236693; 113.981979 (Ham Tin Kau Tsuen Tin Hau Temple)

Built in the Ming Dynasty, rebuilt in 1798 and repaired in 1947,[13] 1974 and 1995.[20] Not listed [21] [22]
Pui O Tin Hau Temple 1.jpg
Tong Fuk, Lantau Island

22°13′41″N 113°55′59″E / 22.228016°N 113.933013°E / 22.228016; 113.933013 (Tong Fuk Tin Hau Temple)
(approximate location)

Not listed
HK TongFukTinHauTemple.JPG
No. 1A Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

22°13′28″N 114°06′40″E / 22.224458°N 114.111198°E / 22.224458; 114.111198 (Tin Hau Temple, Yung Shue Wan)

Built some time before the 2nd year of Guangxu reign (1876) of the Qing Dynasty.[21] An uncommon feature of the temple is that it is guarded by two Western lions. They replaced the original Chinese lions which had been damaged in the 1960s.[22] Grade III [23] [24] [25] [26] [27]
HK YungShueWan TinHauTemple.JPG
O Tsai, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

22°13′39″N 114°06′32″E / 22.227584°N 114.108915°E / 22.227584; 114.108915 (Tin Hau Temple, O Tsai)

Not listed
HK OTsai TinHauTemple.JPG
Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island

22°12′14″N 114°07′51″E / 22.203788°N 114.130933°E / 22.203788; 114.130933 (Tin Hau Temple, Sok Kwu Wan)

Probably built between 1826 and 1868.[7] No grade [28] [29] [30]
HK SokKwuWan TinHauTemple.JPG
Luk Chau Village, Lamma Island

22°13′16″N 114°08′01″E / 22.221034°N 114.133744°E / 22.221034; 114.133744 (Tin Hau Temple, Luk Chau Village)

Believed to be built in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[7] No grade [31] [32]
HK LukChau TinHauTemple.JPG
Nos. 69A & 69B, Wing On Street, Peng Chau

22°17′08″N 114°02′18″E / 22.28558°N 114.038389°E / 22.28558; 114.038389 (Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau)

Probably built in 1792.[7] Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade II [33] [34]
HK PengChauTinHauTemple.JPG
Po Toi Island

22°09′51″N 114°15′04″E / 22.164281°N 114.251195°E / 22.164281; 114.251195 (Tin Hau Temple, Po Toi)

Renovated in 1893.[23] No grade [35] [36] [37] [38]
HK Po Toi Island Tin Hau Temple red triangle flag Oct-2012.JPG
Tai A Chau, Soko Islands

22°09′52″N 113°54′35″E / 22.16434°N 113.909634°E / 22.16434; 113.909634 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai A Chau)

Built in 1828.[24] The Tong Fuk village committee contributed to its renovation in 2000.[25] Not listed [39]
Hei Ling Chau

1) Former 2) Current temple:
22°15′29″N 114°01′42″E / 22.258001°N 114.028366°E / 22.258001; 114.028366 (former Tin Hau Temple, Hei Ling Chau)
22°15′23″N 114°01′40″E / 22.256353°N 114.02773°E / 22.256353; 114.02773 (current Tin Hau Temple, Hei Ling Chau)

There are two Tin Hau temples on the island. One was built in 1925 and was converted into a store room. The current temple was built in 1985.[26] Not listed [40]
Shek Kwu Chau

22°11′39″N 113°59′31″E / 22.19416°N 113.991834°E / 22.19416; 113.991834 (Tin Hau Temple, Shek Kwu Chau)

Not listed [41] [42]

Kowloon City District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No. 49 Ha Heung Road, To Kwa Wan

22°19′02″N 114°11′20″E / 22.3172°N 114.188957°E / 22.3172; 114.188957 (Tin Hau Temple, To Kwa Wan)

Built in 1885.[7] Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade III [43]
HK ToKwaWanTinHauTemple.JPG
1/F, 40 Pak Tai Street, To Kwa Wan

22°19′16″N 114°11′18″E / 22.321101°N 114.188413°E / 22.321101; 114.188413 (Wah Kwong Tak Yan Tong)

Wah Kwong Tak Yan Tong (華光得因堂). Located in a residential and commercial building. Partly dedicated to Tin Hau. Not listed [44]

Kwai Tsing District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Chung Mei Lo Uk Village, Tsing Yi Island[27]

22°21′02″N 114°06′26″E / 22.350567°N 114.107156°E / 22.350567; 114.107156 (Tin Hau Temple, Chung Mei Lo Uk Village)

Tin Hau Festival in Tsing Yi lasts from 1st to 5th day of the 4th lunar month each year.[28] The temple was originally located near Tsing Yi Tong. Upon reclamation of Tsing Yi, it was moved to Ha Ko Tan (下高灘), near today's Chung Mei Lo Uk Village. Not listed picture
HK TsingYiTinHauTemple.JPG
Near Ha Kwai Chung Tsuen, Kwai Chung. Located across Kwai Chung Road from Kwai Fong Terrace.

22°21′20″N 114°07′46″E / 22.355434°N 114.12941°E / 22.355434; 114.12941 (Tin Hau Temple, Kwai Chung)

Built prior to 1828, the original temple was relocated to the present site in 1966 to make way for the port reclamation in Kwai Chung.[7][29] No grade [45]
HK KwaiChungTinHauTemple.JPG
Opposite to Chui Kwai House, Kwai Chung Estate, Tai Wo Hau

22°22′01″N 114°07′45″E / 22.366914°N 114.129168°E / 22.366914; 114.129168 (Tin Hau Temple, Kwai Chung Estate)

Not listed [46]
HK KwaiChungEstateTinHauTemple.JPG
Near Yan Kwai House, Kwai Chung Estate, Tai Wo Hau

22°21′58″N 114°07′42″E / 22.366006°N 114.128444°E / 22.366006; 114.128444 (Tin Hau Temple, Kwai Chung Estate)

Kwai Chung Fu Tak Temple (葵涌福德堂)
Partly dedicated to Tin Hau.
Not listed [47]

Kwun Tong District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Ma Wan Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun (Kowloon)

22°17′11″N 114°14′23″E / 22.286262°N 114.239814°E / 22.286262; 114.239814 (Tin Hau Temple, Lei Yue Mun)

First built in 1753.[7] Grade III [48]
HK LeiYueMunTinHauTemple.JPG
Cha Kwo Ling Road, Cha Kwo Ling

22°17′58″N 114°13′47″E / 22.299552°N 114.22959°E / 22.299552; 114.22959 (Tin Hau Temple, Cha Kwo Ling)

Initially built in Cha Kwo Ling Village during the Qing Dynasty, it was moved to Cha Kwo Ling Road in 1941, and was under maintenance and repair in 1947.[30] Opened officially in 1948. Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.[7]

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade III [49] [50]
HK ChaKwoLingTinHauTemple.JPG
Off Lei Yuen Mun Road, Kwun Tong

22°18′31″N 114°13′48″E / 22.308709°N 114.229965°E / 22.308709; 114.229965 (Tin Hau Temple, Kwun Tong)

Tin Hau Temple and Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple. Not listed [51] [52] [53]
Po Lam Road, near the junction with Sau Mau Ping Road, Sau Mau Ping.

22°19′07″N 114°14′08″E / 22.318522°N 114.235437°E / 22.318522; 114.235437 (Tin Hau Temple, Sau Mau Ping (new))

Hoi Kwok Tin Hau Shing Mo Temple (海國天后聖母廟).
The opening ceremony took place on 24 November 2012.[31]
Not listed
HK SauMauPingTinHauTemple ConstructionSite 2009.JPG
Sau Mau Ping Road, Sau Mau Ping.

22°19′18″N 114°13′56″E / 22.321582°N 114.232213°E / 22.321582; 114.232213 (Tin Hau Temple, Sau Mau Ping)

Demolished in 2008. Not listed picture [54]

North District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling

22°29′51″N 114°09′10″E / 22.497503°N 114.152691°E / 22.497503; 114.152691 (Tin Hau Temple, Lung Yeuk Tau)

Declared [55] [56] [57] [58] [59]
TinHauTemple LungYeukTau.jpg
Sai Ho, Kat O Island

22°32′53″N 114°17′30″E / 22.54796°N 114.291648°E / 22.54796; 114.291648 (Tin Hau Temple, Kat O)

Built in 1763.[32] Grade III picture [60]
Tin Hau Temple Kat O.jpg
No. 72 Ping Che, Ta Kwu Ling

22°31′34″N 114°09′45″E / 22.526207°N 114.162476°E / 22.526207; 114.162476 (Tin Hau Temple, Ping Che)

Ping Yuen Tin Hau Temple (平源天后廟). Probably built in 1756. The temple is flanked by two buildings: the Ping Yuen Community Hall (right) and the Sing Ping She Memorial Hall (left). Grade III [61] [62]
HK PingYuenTinHauTemple 2011.JPG
Ng Uk Tsuen (吳屋村), Ta Kwu Ling

22°30′49″N 114°10′10″E / 22.513734°N 114.169372°E / 22.513734; 114.169372 (Tin Hau Temple, Ng Uk Tsuen)

Not listed picture
Muk Wu Tsuen, Ta Kwu Ling

22°32′24″N 114°07′58″E / 22.539976°N 114.132738°E / 22.539976; 114.132738 (Tin Hau Temple, Muk Wu Tsuen)

Built around 1912-1913.[33] Grade III
Temple in Muk Wu 049.jpg
Ma Mei Ha, Ta Kwu Ling

22°31′04″N 114°10′36″E / 22.517916°N 114.176745°E / 22.517916; 114.176745 (Tin Hau Temple, Ma Mei Ha)
(approximate location)

Not listed
HK HoBaTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Tsung Yuen Ha (松園下), Ta Kwu Ling

22°33′02″N 114°09′20″E / 22.550621°N 114.15554°E / 22.550621; 114.15554 (Tin Hau Temple, Tsung Yuen Ha)
(unconfirmed location)

Not listed picture
No. 41 Hung Kiu San Tsuen, Sheung Shui

22°31′05″N 114°07′39″E / 22.517983°N 114.127425°E / 22.517983; 114.127425 (Tin Hau Temple, Hung Kiu San Tsuen)

Rebuilt in 1961.[7] No grade
HK HungKiuSanTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Wai Loi Tsuen, Sheung Shui Wai, Sheung Shui

Item #221 on map: [63]
22°30′34″N 114°07′20″E / 22.509569°N 114.122302°E / 22.509569; 114.122302 (Tin Hau Temple, Sheung Shui Wai)

Completely renovated to modern structure.[34] Not listed
HK WaiLoiTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Ping Kong, Sheung Shui[35]

22°29′25″N 114°07′20″E / 22.490327°N 114.122151°E / 22.490327; 114.122151 (Tin Hau Temple, Ping Kong)

Within a walled village. Not listed [64]
HK PingKongTinHauTemple.JPG
Yim Liu Ha, Sha Tau Kok

22°32′36″N 114°13′31″E / 22.543249°N 114.22514°E / 22.543249; 114.22514 (Tin Hau Temple, Sha Tau Kok)

Not listed [65] [66]
ShaTauKok 2011 Starling Inlet cropped.jpg
Wu Shek Kok, Sha Tau Kok

22°32′11″N 114°12′52″E / 22.536367°N 114.214527°E / 22.536367; 114.214527 (Tin Hau Temple, Wu Shek Kok)

Not listed [67]
HK YuShekKokTinHauTemple.JPG
Luk Keng Road, Nam Chung

22°31′28″N 114°12′32″E / 22.52439°N 114.20894°E / 22.52439; 114.20894 (Tin Hau Temple, Nam Chung)

Nam Chung Tin Hau Temple (南涌天后宮). Not listed [68]
HK NamChungTinHauTemple.JPG

Sai Kung District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Joss House Bay (大廟灣; Tai Miu Wan)

22°16′14″N 114°17′24″E / 22.270603°N 114.289899°E / 22.270603; 114.289899 (Tin Hau Temple, Joss House Bay)

See detailed article
Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade I [69] [70]
Joss House Bay Tin Hau Temple.jpg
Tin Chau Road, Tin Ha Wan Village (田下灣村), Hang Hau

22°18′51″N 114°16′09″E / 22.314279°N 114.26926°E / 22.314279; 114.26926 (Tin Hau Temple, Tin Ha Wan)

Built around 1840.[36] Grade III [71] [72]
HK HangHauTinHauTemple.JPG
Leung Shuen Wan Chau (High Island), Sai Kung

22°21′00″N 114°21′15″E / 22.349959°N 114.354103°E / 22.349959; 114.354103 (Tin Hau Temple, High Island)

Probably built in 1741. It is located in the original coastal site and is feng shui-oriented.[7] Grade III [73] [74] [75]
HK HighIslandTinHauTemple.JPG
Po Tung Road, Sai Kung Town

22°22′52″N 114°16′15″E / 22.381071°N 114.270866°E / 22.381071; 114.270866 (Tin Hau and Hip Tin Temples, Sai Kung)

Tin Hau Temple and Hip Tin Temple. Built in the 1910s-1920s. Grade II [76]
HK TinHauTemple SaiKungHui.jpg
Wong Keng Tei, Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung Peninsula

22°23′35″N 114°18′43″E / 22.392931°N 114.31192°E / 22.392931; 114.31192 (Tin Hau Temple, Pak Tam Chung)

Not listed
HK WongKengTeiTinHauTemple.JPG
Tai Mong Tsai, Sai Kung Peninsula

22°23′45″N 114°17′08″E / 22.395954°N 114.28567°E / 22.395954; 114.28567 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Mong Tsai)

Not listed
HK TsoWoHangTinHauTemple.JPG
Pak Kong, Sai Kung Peninsula

22°22′47″N 114°15′32″E / 22.379668°N 114.258751°E / 22.379668; 114.258751 (Tin Hau Temple, Pak Kong)

Built before 1872. The temple is located on a feng shui marking the eastern edge of the residential area of the village.[37] Not listed [77]
HK PakKongTinHauTemple.JPG
Nam Wai

22°21′18″N 114°15′36″E / 22.355117°N 114.259979°E / 22.355117; 114.259979 (Tin Hau Temple, Nam Wai)

Not listed [78]
HK NamWaiTinHauTemple.JPG
South Ninepin Island (Ninepin Group)

22°15′24″N 114°21′08″E / 22.256566°N 114.352242°E / 22.256566; 114.352242 (Tin Hau Temple, South Ninepin Island)

Not listed picture
Nam Tong Village (南塘中村), Tung Lung Chau

22°15′18″N 114°17′22″E / 22.254963°N 114.289307°E / 22.254963; 114.289307 (Shui Yuet Kung (Hung Shing Temple))

Shui Yuet Kung (水月宮), a Hung Shing Temple. Partly dedicated to Tin Hau. No Grade [79]

Sham Shui Po[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No.180-184 Yee Kuk Street, at the corner of Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po

22°19′42″N 114°09′35″E / 22.328435°N 114.159761°E / 22.328435; 114.159761 (Tin Hau Temple, Sham Shui Po)

Erected in 1901.[7] Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade III [80]
TinHauTemple SamShuiPo.jpg

Southern District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No. 182 Aberdeen Main Road, Aberdeen

22°14′59″N 114°09′21″E / 22.249677°N 114.15576°E / 22.249677; 114.15576 (Tin Hau Temple, Aberdeen)

Built in 1851.[7] Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The interior of the temple can be explored with Google Street View.

Grade III [81]
HK AberdeenTinHauTemple.JPG
No. 333 Shek O Village, Shek O

22°13′50″N 114°15′08″E / 22.230536°N 114.252115°E / 22.230536; 114.252115 (Tin Hau Temple, Shek O)

Believed to be built before 1891.[7] Grade III [82]
HK ShekOTinHauTemple.JPG
No. 219 Lan Nai Wan Village, Shek O

22°14′23″N 114°14′07″E / 22.23972°N 114.235394°E / 22.23972; 114.235394 (Lin Hok Sin Koon)

Lin Hok Sin Koon (蓮鶴仙觀). Partly dedicated to Tin Hau. Not listed [83] [84]
Stanley Plaza, Stanley Main Street, Stanley

22°13′08″N 114°12′34″E / 22.21899°N 114.209321°E / 22.21899; 114.209321 (Tin Hau Temple, Stanley)

Built in 1767.[7] No grade [85]
Tin Hau Temple 2, Stanley, Hong Kong, Mar 06.JPG
Middle Island[38]

22°14′08″N 114°11′17″E / 22.235688°N 114.188101°E / 22.235688; 114.188101 (Tin Hau Temple, Middle Island)

Not listed

Tai Po District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No. 39 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po Kau Hui

22°27′16″N 114°09′57″E / 22.454343°N 114.165713°E / 22.454343; 114.165713 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Po Kau Hui)

Built before 1691. On the left of the Tin Hau Temple is Hip Tin Temple dedicated to Kwan Tai. On its right is Tam Sin Temple where Tam Sin is revered.[7] Grade III [86] [87]
HK TaiPoKauHuiTinHauTemple.JPG
Nos. 52-53 Tsz Tong Tsuen, Tai Hang, Tai Po

22°28′11″N 114°08′48″E / 22.469592°N 114.146677°E / 22.469592; 114.146677 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Hang (Tai Po))

Adjacent to Man Tai Temple. Built in 1774.[7] No grade [88]
HK TaiHangTinHauTempleAndManTaiTemple.JPG
Fong Ma Po, Lam Tsuen

22°27′25″N 114°08′30″E / 22.456963°N 114.141641°E / 22.456963; 114.141641 (Tin Hau Temple, Lam Tsuen)

Near the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. Believed to be built in 1768 or around 1771.[39] The temple was damaged by Typhoon Dot in 1964 and by a fire in 1965. It was extensively renovated in 1967.[40] Grade II [89] [90]
HK LamTsuen LamTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Shuen Wan area of Plover Cove, next to Kei Shan Kok between Wai Ha and Ha Tei Ha.[41]

22°28′01″N 114°12′15″E / 22.46702°N 114.204264°E / 22.46702; 114.204264 (Sam Kung Temples complex)

One of the three temples of the Sam Kung Temples complex (三宮廟). The other ones are a Hip Tin Temple, dedicated to Kwan Tai (Guan Yu), and a Temple of Confucius.[41] The Sam Kung Temples complex had been destroyed by a typhoon in 1936 and was reconstructed in 2009.[42] Not listed [91]
HK PloverCove ThreePalaceTemple.JPG
Ha Wai, Tap Mun Chau

22°28′17″N 114°21′36″E / 22.47137°N 114.359876°E / 22.47137; 114.359876 (Tin Hau Temple, Tap Mun)

The temple complex comprises three temples in two buildings: the first building is a Tin Hau Temple, built in 1737, to which an annex was later added, housing a Kwan Tai Temple.[43] On its left, Shui Yuet Kung, built in 1788, is dedicated to Kwun Yam and the Earth God.[44] Grade II [92]
Tap Mun Tin Hau Temple 1.jpg
Sha Tau, Ping Chau

22°32′29″N 114°26′10″E / 22.541391°N 114.436013°E / 22.541391; 114.436013 (Tin Hau Temple, Ping Chau)

Built at around 1765.[7] Grade III
Tin Hau Temple Ping Chau2.JPG
Ko Lau Wan, North Sai Kung Peninsula

22°27′37″N 114°21′40″E / 22.460389°N 114.361211°E / 22.460389; 114.361211 (Tin Hau Temple, Ko Lau Wan)

Not listed picture
HK Ko Lau Wan 2008.jpg

Tsuen Wan District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Wai Tsuen Road, Tsuen Wan Town. Situated at the east of Luk Yeung Sun Chuen, next to Block J.

22°22′23″N 114°07′17″E / 22.373177°N 114.121395°E / 22.373177; 114.121395 (Tin Hau Temple, Tsuen Wan)

Built in 1721[45] during the reign of Kangxi (1661–1722) of the Qing Dynasty.[7] Grade II
HK TsuenWanTinHauTemple.JPG
Yau Kam Tau Village, Po Fung Road, Tsuen Wan

22°22′21″N 114°05′49″E / 22.372577°N 114.096839°E / 22.372577; 114.096839 (Tin Hau Temple, Yau Kam Tau)

Yau Kam Tau Village was established in 1864. It was resited to the present location in 1984, following the development of the MTR. The temple is a single storey stone house. It lies by the side of the Yau Kam Tau Village Rural Committee, on a terrace built by boulders.[46] Not listed
HK YauKomTau TinHauTemple.JPG
Nos. 56-58 Castle Peak Road, Tsing Lung Tau

22°21′41″N 114°02′50″E / 22.361385°N 114.047358°E / 22.361385; 114.047358 (Tin Hau Temple, Tsing Lung Tau)

Built before 1889.[7] No grade
HK TsingLungTauTinHauTemple.JPG
No. 38 Ma Wan Town, Ma Wan

22°20′55″N 114°03′23″E / 22.34855°N 114.056426°E / 22.34855; 114.056426 (Category:Tin Hau Temple, Kap Shui Mun, Ma Wan)

It was renovated in 1860.[7] Grade III [93]
HK MaWanKapShuiMunTinHauTemple.JPG
Northern beach, Ma Wan

22°21′16″N 114°03′43″E / 22.354422°N 114.061914°E / 22.354422; 114.061914 (Tin Hau Temple, Pak Wan, Ma Wan)

Recently rebuilt. Said to have been originally built by the local pirate Cheung Po Tsai. Not listed [94]
Tin Hau Temple, Pak Wan, Ma Wan5.JPG

Tuen Mun District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Tsing Chuen Wai,[47] Lam Tei

22°25′22″N 113°58′56″E / 22.422903°N 113.982156°E / 22.422903; 113.982156 (Tin Hau Temple, Tsing Chuen Wai)

Not listed
Fuk Hang Tsuen, Fuk Hang Tsuen Path, Lam Tei

22°25′06″N 113°59′39″E / 22.418465°N 113.994046°E / 22.418465; 113.994046 (Tin Hau Temple, Fuk Hang Tsuen)

Not listed [95] [96] [97]
HK FukHangTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Tin Hau Road, Tuen Mun[47]

22°23′26″N 113°58′14″E / 22.39061°N 113.970545°E / 22.39061; 113.970545 (Tin Hau Temple, Hau Kok)

(See detailed article)
Called the "Hau Kok Tin Hau Temple", the temple stands by the Tuen Mun River Channel.[48] Subsequent to reclamation, the temple is now enclosed by factories.[7]
No grade
HK TauKokTinHauTemple.JPG
Castle Peak Road, opposite Sam Shing Estate, Sam Shing Hui, Tuen Mun

22°22′54″N 113°58′45″E / 22.381634°N 113.979173°E / 22.381634; 113.979173 (Tin Hau Temple, Sam Shing Hui)

Not listed picture
HK CastlePeakSamChauTinHauTemple.JPG
Along Castle Peak Road, near Hong Kong Gold Coast

22°22′24″N 113°59′32″E / 22.373226°N 113.992214°E / 22.373226; 113.992214 (Tin Hau Temple, Gold Coast)

Tin Hau Temple to be confirmed. Not listed picture
Yu Chui Street, So Kwun Tan

22°21′59″N 113°59′48″E / 22.366462°N 113.996653°E / 22.366462; 113.996653 (Tin Hau Temple, Yu Chui Street)

Not listed
HK SoKwunTanTinHauTemple.JPG
So Kwun Wat

22°22′37″N 114°00′27″E / 22.376862°N 114.007449°E / 22.376862; 114.007449 (Tin Hau Temple, So Kwun Wat)

Not listed
HK SoKwunWatTinHauTemple.JPG
Tai Lam Kok, near Tai Lam Chung, Tuen Mun. Located across Castle Peak Road from the Maritime Services Training Institute.

22°21′37″N 114°01′09″E / 22.360293°N 114.019165°E / 22.360293; 114.019165 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Lam Kok)

Renovated in 1955.[7] No grade
HK TaiLamChungTinHauTemple.JPG
Pak Long, Lung Kwu Tan[47]

22°23′27″N 113°55′11″E / 22.390843°N 113.919602°E / 22.390843; 113.919602 (Tin Hau Temple, Lung Kwu Tan)

Not listed [98]
HK LungKwuTanTinHauTemple.JPG
Sha Chau

22°20′52″N 113°53′13″E / 22.347885°N 113.886873°E / 22.347885; 113.886873 (Tin Hau Temple, Sha Chau)

Probably built in 1846. Rebuilt in 1998.[7] No grade [99]

Wan Chai District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
No. 9, Blue Pool Road, Wong Nai Chung (Happy Valley)

22°16′12″N 114°11′10″E / 22.270018°N 114.185977°E / 22.270018; 114.185977 (Tin Hau Temple, Wong Nai Chung)

The Tam Kung Temple, together with the Tin Hau Temple at the back, was relocated from the former Wong Nai Chung Village to the present site in 1901 to pave way for the redevelopment of Happy Valley.[49] Managed by the Chinese Temples Committee.

The temple complex can be explored with Google Street View.

No grade .doc [100]
HK WongNaiChung TamKungTinHauTemple.JPG

Wong Tai Sin District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Behind Lok Man House, Lok Fu Estate, Lok Fu

22°20′13″N 114°11′09″E / 22.337037°N 114.185912°E / 22.337037; 114.185912 (Tin Hau Temple, Lok Fu)

Not listed [101]
TinHauTemple LokFu.jpg
Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen

22°20′06″N 114°11′35″E / 22.335005°N 114.193179°E / 22.335005; 114.193179 (Tin Hau Temple, Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen)

Not listed [102]
HK NgaTsinWaiTinHauTemple.JPG

Yau Tsim Mong District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei

22°18′36″N 114°10′14″E / 22.309954°N 114.170686°E / 22.309954; 114.170686 (Tin Hau Temple Complex, Yau Ma Tei)

(See detailed article)
The temple comprises the Shing Wong Temple, Fook Tak Temple and Shea Tan. The Hsu Yuen (study hall) is part of the temple complex and was active until 1955.[7]
Grade I [103] [104]
TinHauTemple Yaumati.jpg

Yuen Long District[edit]

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Off Tai Shu Ha Road, Tai Kei Leng/Nga Yiu Tau, Shap Pat Heung

22°25′43″N 114°02′03″E / 22.428747°N 114.034301°E / 22.428747; 114.034301 (Tin Hau Temple, Tai Shu Ha)

Called the "Tai Shu Ha Tin Hau Temple" (大樹下天后廟), it got its name from being a Tin Hau Temple under a tree.[50] Probably built in 1786.[7] The celebration taking place there for the Birthday of Tin Hau is one of the biggest in the city.[5] Grade II [105]
HK ShapPatHeungTinHauTemple.JPG
Wang Tat Road, Fung Chi Tsuen, Ping Shan

22°26′50″N 114°01′15″E / 22.44736°N 114.02082°E / 22.44736; 114.02082 (Tin Hau Temple, Fung Chi Tsuen)

Constructed before 1908.[7] Grade I
HK FungChiTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Tung Tau Tsuen, Yuen Long Kau Hui

22°26′52″N 114°02′05″E / 22.447705°N 114.034711°E / 22.447705; 114.034711 (Tin Hau Temple, Tung Tau Tsuen)

It is connected with the Kwun Yum Temple at the back, and they are considered as one complex.[51] Grade III
HK TungTauWaiTinHauTemple.JPG
Sha Kong Tsuen, Ha Tsuen

22°27′38″N 113°58′44″E / 22.460535°N 113.978862°E / 22.460535; 113.978862 (Tin Hau Temple, Sha Kong Tsuen)

Originally built in the 1800s.[7] Grade III [106]
HK ShaKongTinHauTemple.JPG
Wing Ping Tsuen, San Tin

22°29′55″N 114°04′40″E / 22.498594°N 114.077656°E / 22.498594; 114.077656 (Tung Shan Temple)

Called the "Tung Shan Temple" (東山廟), it is dedicated to Tin Hau. It underwent a renovation in 1893.[7] Grade III [107]
HK TungShanTemple.JPG
No.62 Shui Mei Tsuen, Kam Tin

22°26′55″N 114°03′41″E / 22.44853°N 114.061523°E / 22.44853; 114.061523 (Tin Hau Temple, Kam Tin)

It is believed that the temple was built between 1662–1722 and rebuilt in 1936.[7] Grade III [108]
HK ShuiMeiTsuenTinHauTemple.JPG
Ng Uk Tsuen, Wang Chau

22°27′53″N 114°01′10″E / 22.464831°N 114.019565°E / 22.464831; 114.019565 (Tin Hau Temple, Ng Uk Tsuen)

Rebuilt in 1981.[52] Not listed
HK TaiTsengWaiTinHauTemple.JPG
Nam Hang Pai, Shap Pat Heung, off Tai Tong Road

22°25′21″N 114°01′52″E / 22.422392°N 114.031037°E / 22.422392; 114.031037 (Tin Hau Temple, Nam Hang Pai)

Not listed [109]
HK NamHangPaiTinHauTemple.JPG
Ha Pak Nai

22°26′07″N 113°56′50″E / 22.435193°N 113.94725°E / 22.435193; 113.94725 (Tin Hau Temple, Ha Pak Nai)

Not listed [110] [111] [112]
HK HaPakNaiTinHau&KunYumTemple Gateway.JPG
Fung Kat Heung (逢吉鄉)

22°27′29″N 114°03′12″E / 22.458002°N 114.05346°E / 22.458002; 114.05346 (Tin Hau Temple, Fung Kat Heung)

Not listed [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118]
Hung Shui Kiu

22°26′15″N 114°00′02″E / 22.437622°N 114.00047°E / 22.437622; 114.00047 (Tin Hau Temple, Hung Shui Kiu)

Not listed picture
Mai Po Lung Tsuen, San Tin

22°29′32″N 114°04′06″E / 22.492096°N 114.068295°E / 22.492096; 114.068295 (Tin Hau Temple, Mai Po Lung Tsuen)

Not listed
HK MaiPoLungTsuen TinHauTemple.JPG
Ma Tin Pok (馬田壆)

22°26′15″N 114°01′35″E / 22.437618°N 114.026358°E / 22.437618; 114.026358 (Tin Hau Temple, Ma Tin Pok)

Not listed [119]
HK MaTinPok TinHauTemple.JPG

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office: Tin Hau Temple, Causeway Bay
  2. ^ Chinese Temples Committee: Tin Hau Temple, Joss House Bay
  3. ^ Chan, Tin-kuen, Anthony, "Parade for the queen: safeguarding the intangible heritage of the Tin Hau Sea Ritual in Leung Shuen Wan, Sai Kung", Postgraduate Thesis, University of Hong Kong, 2006.
  4. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office. Brief Information on Proposed Grade III Items. Item #617. Tin Hau Temple, Leung Shuen Wan, Sai Kung
  5. ^ a b Birthday of Tin Hau: Unique Experiences
  6. ^ Siu Kwok Kin, Anthony (1996). "Distribution of Temples on Hong Kong Island as Recorded in 1981". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch 36: 241–245. ISSN 1991-7295. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Antiquities and Monuments Office: Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings
  8. ^ Chinese Temples Committee: Tin Hau Temple, Shau Kei Wan
  9. ^ Hong Kong Housing Authority: Heritage Impact Assessment on Chai Wan Factory Estate at No. 2 Kut Shing Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, p.31, April 2013
  10. ^ Consultancy Agreement No. NEX/2213. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study for Shatin to Central Link - Hung Hom to Admiralty Section. Appendix 4.1 Cultural Heritage Baseline Report, p.2. MTR Corporation Limited (archive)
  11. ^ a b c d Lonely Planet - Tin Hau Temples of Cheung Chau
  12. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade 3 Items, pp.1051
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Siu, Anthony K.K. (1980). "Distribution of temples on Lantau Island as recorded in 1979". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch 20: 136–139. ISSN 1991-7295. 
  14. ^ Fung Shui of San Tsuen Tin Hau Temple, pp.14-15
  15. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade 3 Items. Item #856
  16. ^ Brief Information on No Grade Items, pp.229-230
  17. ^ Geology of Chek Lap Kok. Chapter 8. 1994
  18. ^ Exploring Islands - Tung Chung
  19. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade 2 Items, pp.544-545
  20. ^ Environmental Impact Assessment Report for 132 KV Supply Circuit from Pui O via Chi Ma Wan Peninsula via Sea Crossing towards Cheung Chau. Cultural Heritage. 2001
  21. ^ Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings, p.873
  22. ^ Tin Hau Temple, Yung Shue Wan
  23. ^ Brief Information on proposed Grade Nil Items. Item #1254
  24. ^ Islands District Council. Paper No. IDC 107/2008
  25. ^ Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Receiving Terminal and Associated Facilities. EIA Report. Section 12 Cultural Heritage Assessment. December 22, 2006
  26. ^ A Commercial Scale Wind Turbine Pilot Demonstratrion at Hei Ling Chau. EIA Report. November 2006
  27. ^ Kwai Tsing District Council website (archive)
  28. ^ Welcome to 18 Districts - Kwai Tsing District
  29. ^ Kwai Tsing: Hong Kong's nucleus of trade
  30. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Heritage & Attractions
  31. ^ Public procession for the opening ceremony of Tin Hau Temple, Po Lam Road
  32. ^ Welcome to 18 Districts - North District
  33. ^ Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings, p.832
  34. ^ East Rail Extension Project: Test Pits Results and Cross-Section Drawings
  35. ^ Lonely Planet - Ping Kong
  36. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office: Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings. Item #1111
  37. ^ P.H. Hase, "The Historical Heritage of Ho Chung, Pak Kong, and Sha Kok Mei, Sai Kung", June 2003.
  38. ^ Distribution of Temples on Hong Kong Island as recorded in 1981
  39. ^ The Tai Po Book, p.41
  40. ^ Brief information on proposed Grade II Items, pp.561-562
  41. ^ a b Wong Wing Ho, "Towards Urbanisation: Shuen Wan and Plover Cove Reservoir", Tai Po Book p. 239
  42. ^ "船灣三宮廟修復重光", The Sun, 7 December 2009 (Chinese)
  43. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office. Brief Information on Proposed Grade III Items. Item #707. Tin Hau Temple, Ha Wai, Tap Mun, Tai Po
  44. ^ Antiquities and Monuments Office. Brief Information on Proposed Grade III Items. Item #1035. Shui Yuet Kung, Ha Wai, Tap Mun, Tai Po
  45. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade 2 Items, pp.245-246
  46. ^ Drainage Improvement in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung - Tsuen Wan Drainage Tunnel. Built Heritage and Historic Survey. May 2004
  47. ^ a b c Welcome to 18 Districts - Tuen Mun District
  48. ^ Film Services Office - Tin Hau Temple (Hau Kok)
  49. ^ Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings, p.1355
  50. ^ Welcome to 18 Districts - Yuen Long District
  51. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade 3 Items, pp.691, 1101
  52. ^ Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment, p.10-6