Yuk Hui Temple, Wan Chai at Lung On Street is also known as Pak Tai Temple. It was built in the 2nd year of the Tongzhi reign (1863) of the Qing Dynasty for the worship of Pak Tai. The main temple building is a 2-hall-3-bay structure with an incense pavilion in the centre and annexes to either side. The main building has outstanding architectural features. Exquisite examples of Shiwan ceramic decorations can be found on the main ridge and gable corner walls of the temple’s entrance hall. A bronze statue of Pak Tai cast in the 31st year of the Wanli reign (1603) of the Ming Dynasty is enshrined in the incense pavilion.
Pak Tai, alternatively known as “Zhenwu Celestial Lord” and “Yuen Tin Sheung Tai” (Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven), is worshipped for longevity, relief of water-related risks and safe voyage. Legend also has it that Pak Tai defeated the Demon King and was awarded the title of Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven. Pak Tai is worshipped for his courage and valour. Many worshippers pay their tribute at the Temple during Pak Tai Festival on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month.
Yuk Hui Temple, Wan Chai was declared a monument in 2019.
To plan your journey to Yuk Hui Temple, Wan Chai, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Pak Tai Temple Yuk Hui Temple" 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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