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Tin Hau Temple, Sham Shui Po is located at Yee Kuk Street. Sham Shui Po was formerly a bay where many fishing boats berthed. The fishermen believed that Tin Hau has the power to keep them safe on the sea and built this Temple in the 27th year of the Guangxu reign (1901) of the Qing Dynasty to worship Tin Hau. The Temple originally faced the sea but is now tucked in the midst of high-rise buildings due to urban development.

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.

Tin Hau Temple, Sham Shui Po was rated Grade 3 historic building in 2010.


To plan your journey to Tin Hau Temple, Sham Shui Po, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "182 Yee Kuk Street" 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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