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Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau

 
Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau
 

Peng Chau is an island lying east of Lantau Island. It was a fishing village where people built the Tin Hau Temple to pray for calm seas and full nets. According to the inscriptions on a stone tablet, the temple was built in 1792.

Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea or Queen of Heaven)

Tin Hau, also named Mazu (), was a native of Fujian Province. At the age of 13 she met a Taoist priest who taught her how to predict the future, weather and help those who were sick and weak. It was said that she travelled above the sea to save the people who were being drowned. People therefore look upon her as the goddess for safety on the sea.

Architectural Setting

The rear part of the temple is constructed in the pattern of the A-shaped roof. The front part is built in the shape of a Chinese Pavilion.

Architectural Setting
 

Historical & Cultural Relics

Items of interest inside the temple include a sandalwood branch which is believed to have the power of driving away the evil; and a fish bone which measures 5 feet in length and 6 inches in width. The bone is said to be a gift to Tin Hau with more than a hundred years ago by fishermen. Apart from these, the temple also houses an old bell casted in 1792 and a stone tablet recorded the temples renovation in 1832.

Other Deities

Apart from the main deity of Tin Hau, the temple also houses Hung Shing (God of South Sea) and Choi Pak Sing Kwan (a God of Wealth).

Tin Hau Festival

Tin Hau Festival falls on the 23rd March in Lunar Calendar where theatrical performances and parades will be organized by Peng Chau Rural Committee. Another celebration named Parade of Tin Hau falls on the 21st July in Lunar Calendar, which is the most popular event on the island.

Renovations

This temple underwent major renovations in 1798, 1877 and 1998.

Renovations   Renovations

 

 

AddresssG

No.69B, Wing On Street, Peng Chau

Opening HoursG

7:00am to 5:00pm daily

Public TransportG

Take the ferry to Peng Chau at the Central Pier → walk along Lo Peng Street (2 mins.)

 

 

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