Kwan Tai temples in Hong Kong

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There are several Kwan Tai Temples (Chinese: 關帝廟) in Hong Kong. Lord Guan (Kwan Tai in Cantonese) is worshiped in these temples.

Hip Tin Temples are also dedicated to Lord Guan. Man Mo Temples are jointly dedicated to Man Tai (文帝) and Kwan Tai (aka. Mo Tai, 武帝).

Note 1: 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 a "Not listed" status in the table below are not graded and do not appear in the list of historic buildings considered for grading.
Note 2: While most probably incomplete, this list of Kwan Tai Temples is tentatively exhaustive.

Location Notes Status References Photographs
Shau Kei Wan temple cluster. On the hillside of Shau Kei Wan Road. Near No. 8 Chai Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan

22°16′33″N 114°13′42″E / 22.275908°N 114.228240°E / 22.275908; 114.228240 (Kwan Tai Temple, Shau Kei Wan temple cluster)

Kwan Tai Temple (關帝廟). Built in 1976. Part of a cluster of 6 temples built on a flattened hilltop by the Shau Kei Wan Kaifong Advancement Association (筲箕灣街坊福利促進會). A statue of Red Hare, Kwan Tai's horse stands in front of the temple. The temple is adjacent to a Kwun Yam temple. Nil grade [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Shau Kei Wan temple cluster 10.jpg
Near the southern junction of Old Main Street Aberdeen and Aberdeen Main Street, Aberdeen

22°14′50″N 114°09′23″E / 22.247261°N 114.156269°E / 22.247261; 114.156269 (Kwan Tai and Kwun Yum shrine, Aberdeen)

Kwan Tai and Kwun Yum shrine. Part of the "Guardians of Aberdeen" group of small temples and shrines. Not listed [6] [7]
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Nathan Road, Mong Kok

22°19′03″N 114°10′11″E / 22.317612°N 114.169774°E / 22.317612; 114.169774 (Temporary Kwan Tai Temple, Mong Kok)

Emperor Guan Temple on Nathan Road, Mong Kok (旺角關帝廟). Temporary shrine erected during the 2014 Hong Kong protests. Not listed
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No.158, Hai Tan Street, Sham Shui Po

22°19′36″N 114°09′42″E / 22.326537°N 114.161552°E / 22.326537; 114.161552 (Mo Tai Temple)

Mo Tai Temple (深水埗關帝廟) Grade II [8]
HK EmperorGuanTemple ShamShuiPo.JPG
On the hill, off Tai Wo Hau Road, Kwai Chung

22°21′57″N 114°07′32″E / 22.365765°N 114.125418°E / 22.365765; 114.125418 (Kwan Tai Temple, Tai Wo Hau)

Kwan Tai Temple, Tai Wo Hau (大窩口關帝廟) Not listed [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]
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Ha Tsuen Shi (廈村市), Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long District

22°26′49″N 113°59′36″E / 22.446888°N 113.993256°E / 22.446888; 113.993256 (Kwan Tai Temple, Ha Tsuen Shi)

Kwan Tai Temple, Ha Tsuen Shi Grade II
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Mong Tseng Wai, Ping Shan, Yuen Long District

22°28′36″N 114°00′20″E / 22.476585°N 114.005515°E / 22.476585; 114.005515 (Yuen Kwan Tai Temple, Mong Tseng Wai)

Yuen Kwan Tai Temple, Mong Tseng Wai (玄關帝廟). Dedicated to Yuen Tai/Pak Tai and Kwan Tai. Grade I [14] [15] [16]
HK MongTsengWai YuenKwanTaiTemple.JPG
No. 121 Shui Tsiu San Tsuen (水蕉新村), Shap Pat Heung, Yuen Long District

22°25′29″N 114°01′42″E / 22.424714°N 114.028296°E / 22.424714; 114.028296 (Fuk Hing Tong, Shui Tsiu San Tsuen)

Fuk Hing Tong (福慶堂). It is the shrine of the walled village, which also acts as the general ancestral hall of the villagers. Grade III [17] [18]
HK ShapPatHeung ShuiTsiuSanTsuen FukHingTong (Shrine).JPG
Cheung Shing Street, Yuen Long Kau Hui

22°26′54″N 114°01′59″E / 22.448276°N 114.032943°E / 22.448276; 114.032943 (Yuen Kwan Yi Tai Temple)

Yuen Kwan Yi Tai Temple (玄關二帝廟) was probably built in 1714. Commonly known as Pak Tai Temple, it is dedicated to Yuen Tai/Pak Tai and Kwan Tai (Lord Guan). The temple functions as an ancestral hall and a temple of Sai Pin Wai. Village meetings are also held there. Grade I
Cheung Po, Pat Heung, Yuen Long District

22°25′05″N 114°04′14″E / 22.417940°N 114.070604°E / 22.417940; 114.070604 (Kwan Tai Temple, Cheung Po)

Kwan Tai Temple, Cheung Po (長莆關帝聖宮). Not listed [19] [20]
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Jockey Club Road, north of Fanling Wai

22°30′00″N 114°08′07″E / 22.499995°N 114.135405°E / 22.499995; 114.135405 (Sam Shing Temple, Fanling)

Sam Shing Temple (粉嶺三聖宮). For the worship of three deities: Pak Tai (main deity of the temple), Kwan Tai and Man Cheong (文昌). The temple was moved to So Kwun Po (掃管埔) in the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and moved back to the present site in 1948.[1] Grade III
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No. 146 Lin Ma Hang Tsuen, Sha Tau Kok

22°33′02″N 114°10′53″E / 22.550684°N 114.181483°E / 22.550684; 114.181483 (Kwan Tai Temple, Lin Ma Hang)

Kwan Tai Temple (關帝宮). It is the only temple of the village.[2] Nil grade [21]
Ting Kok, Tai Po District

22°28′27″N 114°13′08″E / 22.474050°N 114.218801°E / 22.474050; 114.218801 (Mo Tai Temple, Ting Kok)

Mo Tai Temple, Ting Kok (汀角武帝宮). Built in 1785. Grade III [22] [23]
HK TingKok MoTaiTemple.JPG
Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po

22°26′10″N 114°09′50″E / 22.436218°N 114.163949°E / 22.436218; 114.163949 (Mo Tai Temple, Sheung Wun Yiu)

Mo Tai Temple, Sheung Wun Yiu (大埔上碗窰武帝殿) Not listed [24]
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Ha Wai (下圍), Tap Mun Chau

22°28′17″N 114°21′36″E / 22.471425°N 114.359887°E / 22.471425; 114.359887 (Kwan Tai 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[3] (left side on the picture). On its left, Shui Yuet Kung, built in 1788, is dedicated to Kwun Yam and the Earth God.[4] Grade II [25]
Tap Mun Tin Hau Temple 1.jpg
Cheung Chau

22°12′22″N 114°01′55″E / 22.206073°N 114.032026°E / 22.206073; 114.032026 (Kwan Kung Pavilion, Cheung Chau)

Kwan Kung Pavilion (關公忠義亭). Built in 1973. Not listed [26]
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Kat Hing Back Street, Tai O

22°15′17″N 113°51′44″E / 22.254704°N 113.862194°E / 22.254704; 113.862194 (Kwan Tai Temple, Tai O)

Kwan Tai Temple (大澳關帝古廟). Adjacent to Tin Hau Temple (left side). Grade II [27]

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Chan, Siu-po (2007). Guandi Cult in Hong Kong (Master of Arts Dissertation) (in Chinese). The University of Hong Kong.
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