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Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom photo

Located at Station Lane, Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom was built in the 12th year of the Tongzhi reign (1873) of the Qing Dynasty. Constructed on a 2-hall-1-courtyard plan, the 2 side halls have pitched tiled roofs whilst the roof of the covered courtyard in the middle is in hip-and-gable style. The main ridge is decorated with exquisite plastered carvings and Shiwan ceramics. The Temple is one of the famous Kwun Yum temples in Hong Kong.

Kwun Yum, originated in India, was a male divinity in the earlier times but evolved to be a gracious female deity. She is also known as a deity of sympathy, compassion and mercy, responding to the pleas of those who are suffering, thus earning her the title of the “Buddhist of Goddess of Mercy”.

Many worshippers pay tribute to Kwun Yum at Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom on Kwun Yum Festivals. They also flock to the Temple to "borrow money" from the Goddess during Kwun Yum Treasury Opening Festival (meaning Kwun Yum opens her treasury and lends money to people) on the 26th day of the 1st lunar month, hoping to increase wealth in the year ahead. The Temple also rose to fame from a saying that it stood firmly after a bombardment destroying the vast majority of the buildings nearby during World War II. Worshippers believe that it was a miracle of the Goddess.

Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom was rated Grade 1 historic building in 2010.

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