Man Mo Temple
Hong Kong Man Mo temples located on reclaimed Nos. 124-126 Hollywood Road, in Sheung Wan. We offer complete Man Mo temples tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. Man Mo temple is the oldest temple in Hong Kong in the Mid-levels area of Hong Kong Island. It is half the way up Victoria Peak. In the temple, two idols are worshiped, the God of Literature and the God of War. It was built in 1847. People go to the Man Mo temples in China to pray for success in examinations or in their academic or literary endeavors. They also go to Man Mo temples to settle disputes. A bronze bell there was also made in 1847. Though it has been often renovated, the original appearance is preserved, and it is visited by lots of people. It is said that the ceremony for settling disputes between people of cutting off a chicken's head and burning yellow paper originated during the Qing dynasty. In this ceremony, in order to avoid going to court, people invoke the gods to punish people who don't perform the vows that they publicly make in the ceremony.
Man Mo temple was built by Taoists during the colonial era. One of their gods, the god of literature named Man Cheong, was born in AD 287. The other god, Mo, was born in AD 160. It is said that he fought against oppression and injustice and was killed in 219 at the hands of his enemies. There are other idols there too. Man Mo temple is open daily between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
You can take the Mid-Level Escalators from the IFC Mall near the ferry docks. These escalators will take you a few minutes away. It is a covered escalator route up the mountain. Alternatively, the temple can be reached by Bus 26 from Des Voeux Road at the stop in front of the HSBC building.