Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery
The first construction of the Miu Fat Buddhist Temple was in the 1950s, when it was a three story building. It was rebuilt in 2010 as a 10 story building, which is located in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun District.
The building has a Buddhist Shrine, a community hall, a library, cultural welfare facilities and a kitchen serving vegetarian food. Two halls are located in the building, one is the Ten Thousand Buddha’s hall, which is 45 meters tall and designed with a lotus shrine, and the other is the Mahavira hall which holds three gold plated statues of buddhas Sayamuni. Each side of the entrance has columns carved with gold scaled dragons.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin temple Hong Kong is famous for making people’s dreams come true. As per the legend, Wong Tai Sin was a Taoist monk who turned out to be a God. After him, the place got converted into a pilgrimage and people from all over the world started visiting it.
There is a belief that no matter what you want, if you make your wish here with a pure intent, then Wong Tai will grant you your wish. The temple is also based on three different religions, i.e., Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. When it comes to architecture, the temple follows the traditional Feng Shui style. In Wong Tai Sin, fortune telling is very popular that you can try.
Man Mo Temple Sheung Wan
The largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong – “Man” is the God of Literature, and “Mo” the God of War – was built in 1847 and provides an interesting contrast to the busy CBD streets around it. Since1908, the temple has been managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals; in 1993 it was designated a Grade I historic building and is now declared a national monument. Man Mo temples were traditionally patronised by students looking for a little divine assistance with their civil examinations during China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Chi Lin Nunnery
One of the largest Buddhist temples, the Chi Lin Nunnery was founded in 1934. It is located in Diamond Hills, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The temple was renovated in the 1990s, when it was redesigned in the style of the Tang Dynasty. The temple halls have three types of statues: the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin and bodisattvas, which are made up of gold, clay and wood.
It is the world’s largest handmade wooden building, made of cypress wood. To build this temple, a special interlocking system was used without nails. There are 16 halls in total inside the temple and there is a huge garden in front of the temple as well.
Yuen Yuen Institute
The institute was founded in the year 1950 with an aim to spread respect, fidelity, honesty, honors, and loyalty. The institute follows the Chinese religion of three basic principles and has a calm and soothing environment.
Tin Hau Temple
Tin Hau temple, Hong Kong was built in 1864 to honour the chinese Goddess of the sea, Tin Hau. The temple originally faced the waterfront but now it is famous for its large public square and incense-filled interior. It is shaded by banyan trees and is one of the famous temples in Hong Kong, Kowloon.