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Tin Hau Temple, Yau Ma Tei photo

Tin Hau Temple, Yau Ma Tei is located at Temple Street near Public Square Street, commonly known as "Yung Shu Tau". It replaced an earlier Tin Hau Temple probably built in 1865 at around the junction of today’s Pak Hoi Street and Temple Street, and was rebuilt at its present site in 1878. A large number of precious historic relics are kept in the Temple. They are valuable assets to the studies of the history and social development of Yau Ma Tei area.

The Temple is dedicated to Tin Hau. 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 and the 4 adjoining buildings, namely Kung Sor, Fook Tak Tsz and the 2 Shu Yuen form the Temple Compound which is the largest surviving Tin Hau Temple Compound in Kowloon. The Temple Compound was declared a monument in 2020.


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