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5 Beautiful Temples to Visit in Hong Kong - Exploring more of Hong Kong's culture and history!

From stunning buildings, sandy beaches, breathtaking reefs, to traditional quaint village, Hong Kong has it all. We have compiled a list of the most stunning places to visit, all of which merit a spot on your Instagram!

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Chi Lin Nunnery

Chi Lin Nunnery is undoubtedly one of Hong Kong's most beautiful temples. The Buddhist temple complex designed in Tang-dynasty architecture is a great place to relax and wind down. Among the high-rise buildings in Diamond Hill's high-rise houses, the ornate gardens do stand out. The location, which was first founded in 1934 as a Buddhist nuns' retreat, was later renovated in the Tang-dynasty style in the 1990s. This temple sits close to popular Kowloon Tourist Attractions. Given that Kowloon is a popular place to stay in, you must check out accommodation in these parts. For instance, you can check out properties like Dorsett Mongkok for a good experience.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple is among one of the city's most majestic temples. As such, it's also a popular tourist destination and place of worship. It is said that if you pray at this temple in honour of Wong Tai Sin, a prominent monk who used to live here in 300 AD, your wish would be granted. In 1921, the temple was founded as a Taoist temple. The temple now practices three religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, which explains its prominence. The exterior features grand red walls, a gold roof with blue carvings, yellow latticework, two bronze lions, and elegant multi-coloured carvings in traditional Chinese style. The walls are covered with scriptures from the three major faiths.

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Man Mo Temple

If you have limited time, Man Mo Temple is the best temple to visit because it's right in the heart of Sheung Wan. It's also a common Instagram photo location. Although there are many Man Mo temples in the district, this is the most popular! The temple was constructed between 1847 and 1862 to honour Kwan Tai who was the god of martial arts and Man Cheong who was the god of literature. As a result, many scholars and pupils visit the temple before an exam in the hopes of doing better in their studies.

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Po Lin Monastery

The 34-metre-tall Buddha statue of bronze sits atop a mountain at the Po Lin Monastery Temple, which might be actually the first thing you'd spot. And rightly so, given that the Big Buddha is the most well-known landmark in Hong Kong. But, more than the statue, which is one of the world's biggest sitting outdoor Buddha statues, the temple is among the city's most significant and grand worship locations. And this is the reason why you've got to visit this place!

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Another temple renowned for its sculptures is the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. In the road leading up to this temple complex, a collection of statues – a staggering 13,000 gold statues of Lord Buddha – are lined up. Each of the statues is in a unique pose and location, rendering them an intriguing sight to behold before entering.

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Po Lin Monastery

The 34-metre-tall Buddha statue of bronze sits atop a mountain at the Po Lin Monastery Temple, which might be actually the first thing you'd spot. And rightly so, given that the Big Buddha is the most well-known landmark in Hong Kong. But, more than the statue, which is one of the world's biggest sitting outdoor Buddha statues, the temple is among the city's most significant and grand worship locations. And this is the reason why you've got to visit this place!