Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong

Why is Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong so Special?

Man Mo Temple or Man Mo Miu is a temple for the worship of the civil or literature god Man Tai (文帝) and the martial god Mo Tai (武帝). The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study or ranking in the civil examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Where is Man Mo Temple?

There are several Man Mo Temples in Hong Kong though the most famous and most worshipped one is the one in Hong Kong Island.

It is located at 124 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island.

How to Get There?

  • Bus 26 outside Pacific Place at Admiralty to Hollywood Road and get off near Man Mo Temple.
  • MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Walk along Queen’s Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central—Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.
  • MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2 then walk along Hillier Street to Queen’s Road Central. Then proceed up Ladder Street (next to Lok Ku Road) to Hollywood Road to the Man Mo Temple.

History of Man Mo Temple

There is no clear record of when did the Man Mo Temple at Hollywood Road was built. The only evidence they can find is the inscription on a brass bell in the temple. It was dated “the 27th Year of Emperor Tao-kuang, Ching dynasty” which is 1847 A.D.

Other dated items in the temple include two sedan chairs for carrying of the statues of the gods “Man” and “Mo” whenever there is a parade. The two gold plated chairs were not made at the same time though. One was made in 1862 while the other one was made in 1885. All these help to get an estimation of the temple’s construction date and it is assumed therefore, that the temple is over 150 years old.

Useful Travel Tips

1.Opening time: 08:00-18:00.

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