Administered Temples

Yeung Hau Temple, Tai O



This temple was built in 1699, 31 years before the one at Junction Road in Kowloon came into existence. The temple was declared a monument in 2017.

Hau Wong - Marquis Prince (侯王)

Hau Wong refers to Yeung Leung-jit(楊亮節), a loyal follower and a marquis of the last Emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty who fled with the royal family to Kowloon driven by the Mongols. Others believe that the temple was built in memory of a villager surnamed Yeung who had cured the Emperor of the Southern Song of an illness when the emperor's family fled to Kowloon City.

Architectural Setting

Historical & Cultural Relics

The temple houses a wealth of historical items including a bell cast in 1699, an altar table made of tin in 1860 and inscriptions on a stone tablet dated 1877.

Other Deities

Apart from the main deity of Hau Wong, the temple also houses Pak Tai (Supreme Emperor of the North), Kwan Tai (God of War) and Hung Shing (a God of the Sea).

Hau Wong Festival

Hau Wong Festival of this temple is held on the 6th day of the sixth lunar month. It was a major event before World War II.

Major Renovations

This temple had undergone major renovation in 1827, 1877, 1989, and 2016.

Po Chue Tam, Kat Hing Back Street, Tai O, Lantau Island
Public Transport
  • Take the ferry to Mui Wo at the Central Outlying Islands Pier (Please refer to ferry service timetable), change to bus route no. 1 to Tai O Bus Terminus and walk for approximately 10 minutes
  • Take bus route no. 11 at Tung Chung to Tai O Bus Terminus, walk for approximately 10 minutes
Opening Hours
7:00am to 5:00pm daily
2985 7077
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