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Kat O Tin Hau Temple at Sai O of Kat O is built along the hillside. It is beautifully embellished with elaborately crafted statues. The main hall houses Tin Hau with her 2 guards Chin Lei Ngan (whose is believed to be able to see things thousand miles away) and Shun Fung Yi (whose is said to be able to hear sounds as far away as from heaven) on both sides. The temple bell was inscribed with the 28th year of the Qianlong reign (1763) of the Qing Dynasty, proving that the Temple has a history of more than 250 years. Kat O Tin Hau Temple was rated Grade 3 historic building in 2010.

Tin Hau, also known as “Matsu”, was said to be a native in Fujian Province called Lam Mak Leung during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). According to legend, she had gifted power and saved many people from sea disasters. The seafarers therefore worship Tin Hau and regard her as their patron saint.

Every year, worshipers flock to the Temple on Tin Hau Festival (the 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month) to pray for peace and prosperity.

Located next to Kat O Tin Hau Temple, the Kat O Story Room covers the heritage, history, stories and customs of Kat O.


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