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Wan Chai Pak Tai Temple
 
Also known as Yuk Hui Kung, this temple was built in 1863 (Qing dynasty). The bronze statue of Pak Tai, however, was made in 1604 (Ming dynasty), which gives it a history of 400 years. Sponsored by people from the Wan Chai community, it was built in traditional layout of Chinese courtyard house, with 2 dragons on the center ridge ornament, symbolizing “peace, fortune and prosperity.” Among folk Taoist deities, Pak Tai rules water resources from the north. People of southern China worshiped Pak Tai for his control of water sources for good harvests, good catches of fish, and the safe return of fishermen. Third of March of the Lunar calendar is the birthday of Pak Tai. Prior WWII, every year, the community celebrates the festive with stage shows.
 
Opening Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm(Monday-Sunday)
 
Address: Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
Transportation:
  1. By MTR - Wan Chai Station A3 Exit - follow Tai Yuen Street, turn left at Queen's Road East, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing near the junction of Wan Chai Road, continue onto Stone Nullah Lane, turn left onto Lung On Street
2.      By Tunnel Bus nos. 109 & 113 or Bus nos. 6, 6X, 10, 15, 61 & 66 - get off at Wu Chung House (westbound) or Wan Chai Market (eastbound)
3.      By Tram - get off at Southorn Centre, follow the same route as for MTR
 
Learn More:
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  2. Chinese Temples Committee: Temples video