Lords of the Three Mountains

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The temple of the Lords of the Three Mountains in the village of Ngau Chi Wan in Hong Kong.

The Lords of the Three Mountains (Chinese: 三山國王; pinyin: Sānshān Guówáng, also Kings of the Three Mountains) are a triad of Taoist deities worshiped in Southern China among the Teochew people and some Hakka people in Taiwan.[1]

The Three Mountains refer to three mountains in Jiexi County, Guangdong:[2]

  1. Jin Mountain (巾山) - protected by the Great Lord
  2. Ming Mountain (明山) - protected by the Second Lord
  3. Du Mountain (獨山) - protected by the Third Lord



  1. ^ (PDF). Taiwan Government Information Office. 2010: 295 http://www.gio.gov.tw/taiwan-website/5-gp/yearbook/2010/20Religion.pdf. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ Chiu, Yenkuei (2011). "Temple of the Lords of the Three Mountains". Encyclopedia of Taiwan. Council for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)