Located at Fu Shin Street in Tai Po, Man Mo Temple was open in 1892. The Temple was once a venue for meetings, arbitration and worship in Tai Wo Market Town. It is a 2-hall, 1-courtyard structure built of grey bricks. Both its ridges and façade are decorated with fine plaster mouldings, and there is an exquisitely crafted wooden fascia board above the main entrance. The Temple was declared a monument in 1984.
The Temple enshrines the gods Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Kwan Tai (God of Martial Arts). Legend has it that Man Cheong, also known as “Wen Chang Celestial Lord” and “Wenquxing”, governs knowledge and studies and therefore many students and examination candidates pay homage to him. He is also a figure representing filial piety. Kwan Tai refers to Guan Yu (courtesy name Yunchang) who was a famous military general of the State of Shu during the Three Kingdoms period (220 - 280). He was reputed as "the enemy of ten thousand people", and is the paradigm of mightiness, loyalty and righteousness. Kwan Tai is widely glorified and worshipped for his wisdom, trustworthiness, benevolence, righteousness and courage.
After visiting the Temple, visitors may stop by Fu Shin Street where rural produce and traditional food items can easily be found, giving them a glimpse of the prosperity of the old Tai Wo Market.
To plan your journey to Man Mo Temple, Tai Po, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Man Mo Temple Garden" as the destination to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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