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Chinese Temples Committee
 

Hung Shing Temple, Cheung Chau

 
 

The temple was built during the reign of Dao Guan (道光)(1821-1850) of Qing Dynasty (清朝). It was previously located near the coast of Kwun Tong. The old temple was renovated in 1891. Around 1911 and 1912, the temple was destroyed by a typhoon. The image of Tin Hau was then transferred to a shack nearby and remained there for thirty years. In 1941, a new temple was built on the old site with the funds raised by the local people. However, the temple was demolished in 1947. At the request of the local residents, a new temple was built at the present site.

Hung Shing - a God of the Sea (洪聖)

Hung Shing was originally a government official named Hung Hei in Tang Dynasty (唐朝). He promoted the study of astronomy and geography and established an observatory to observe the meteorological changes. His devotion to work made him die at a young age. After his death, the reigning emperor gave him the posthumous title of "Kwong Lee Hung Shing Tai Wong" (廣利洪聖大王). Legend has it that Hung Shing continued to guard the people against natural disasters on numerous occasions after his death. Many government officials later built temples to worship him as the God of Southern Sea.

Historical & Cultural Objects

Historical items in this temple include an altar, incense burner, altar table and other ritual items that date back to 1874.

Architectural Setting

 

Other Deities

Apart from the main deity of Hung Shing, the temple also houses Tai Sui (the Sixty Gods of Time), Kwun Yum (Goddess of Mercy), Wah Tor (a God of Medicine), Wah Kwong (God of Fire) and Lung Mo (Dragon Mother).

Hung Shing Festival

Hung Shing Festival falls on the 13th day of the second lunar month.

 

 

 

Addresss:

No.1A, Chung Hing Street, Cheung Chau

Opening Hour:

7:00am to 5:00pm daily

Public Transport:

Take the ferry to Cheung Chau at the Central Outlying Islands Pier (Please refer to Ferry Service Timetable) and walk southward for 10 minutes

 

 

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