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Tai O Kwan Tai Old Temple photo

Tai O Kwan Tai Old Temple on Kat Hing Back Street of Tai O was originally built in the Hongzhi reign (1488 - 1505) of the Ming Dynasty. It was rebuilt in situ in the 6th year of the Qianlong (1741) reign of the Qing Dynasty. The main ridge of the Temple is with Shiwan ceramics including characters of Yeung’s Military Family.

The Temple is dedicated to the worship of Kwan Tai. 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.

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

Tai O Kwan Tai Old Temple was rated Grade 2 historic building in 2010.


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