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Tai O San Tsuen Tin Hau Temple photo

Tai O San Tsuen Tin Hau Temple at San Tsuen in Tai O was built in the early Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). The Temple was sited to have a view of the salt pans and paddy fields in the old days. It was built with a two-hall-one-courtyard plan, with side chambers to both sides of the halls. The roof ridge of the entrance hall is decorated with exquisite ceramic figurines produced by Junyu, a famous brand name of the contemporary Shiwan ceramics industry, and is the oldest example of work by Junyu identified in Hong Kong. According to stone inscriptions in the Temple, the Temple underwent renovations in the 18th year of the Daoguang (1838) reign and 21st year of the Guangxu (1895) reign of the Qing Dynasty, as well as 2019. The Temple was rated Grade 2 historic buildings in 2019.

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.

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 Tin Hau is invited to participate in the water parade and related ceremonies.


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