Sha Tin Che Kung Temple at Che Kung Miu Road was built in honour of Che Kung (General Che). Che Kung was said to be a great general in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279) who was honoured by the emperor for his great merits in suppressing a rebellion in the southern part of China. Legend has it that Che Kung protected Emperor Zhao Bing when the latter fled to the south before the fall of the Southern Song Dynasty. People began to worship Che Kung after his death for his loyalty and bravery.
Che Kung Festival falls on the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year. As it is said that people are prone to quarrels on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year and paying New Year calls is not recommended, a lot of people visit the Temple on these 2 days of the Chinese New Year, worshipping Che Kung and swirling the wind spinner for good fortune.
The Temple was rated Grade 2 historic building in 2009.
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