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Tai Shu Ha Tin Hau Temple photo

Tai Shu Ha Tin Hau Temple, located at Nga Yiu Tau of Shap Pat Heung, was built in around the 51st year of the Qianlong reign (1786) of the Qing Dynasty. The Temple got its name from being housed under a big tree. The main hall is dedicated to Tin Hau while those on the two sides are respectively Ying Yung Tsz dedicated to the martyrs in a battle in 1899 against the British occupation of the New Territories, and Man Mo Din dedicated to Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Kwan Tai (God of Martial Arts).

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.

On Tin Hau Festival, which falls on the 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month, there will be extravagant celebrations. Villagers would organise grand parades, including lion, dragon and qilin dancing along the streets of Yuen Long to the Temple. The celebrations in Yuen Long are amongst the most elaborate and gorgeous Tin Hau Festival celebrations in Hong Kong.

Tai Shu Ha Tin Hau Temple was rated Grade 2 historic building in 2010.


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