Tin Hau Temples In Hong Kong
Over 70 temples are (at least partially) dedicated to Tin Hau in Hong Kong. They include:
- Tin Hau temple, located at 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, Causeway Bay, east of Victoria Park, in Eastern District, on Hong Kong Island. It is a declared monument. The temple has given its name to the MTR station serving it (Island Line).
- The Tin Hau temple in Yau Ma Tei is also famous in Hong Kong. The public square, Yung Shue Tau before it is surrounded by the popular Temple Street night market.
- The Tin Hau Temple at Joss House Bay (大廟灣; Tai Miu Wan) is considered the most sacred. Built in 1266, it is the oldest and the largest Tin Hau Temple in Hong Kong. It is a Grade I historic building.
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