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Hung Shing Temple at Shek Tsai Po Street of Tai O was built in the 11th year of the Qianlong reign (1746) of the Qing Dynasty for the worship of Hung Shing. The wall friezes above the doorway of the Temple are with flower and landscape motifs and the Eight Immortals.

Hung Shing, also known as the "God of Southern Sea", is a famous deity in Southern China. During the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), Hung Shing was conferred the title of the "King of Kwong Lee" and was honoured with a posthumous title of “King Hung Shing of Kwong Lee” in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). Followers worship Hung Shing to pray for safe voyage and good weather.

The Temple is also popular for its strong association with Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade held during Tuen Ng Festival when the deity statue of Hung Shing is invited to participate in the water parade and related ceremonies.


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