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Hong Kong’s Best Temples To Visit With Kids

Ultimate Temple Tours In Hong Kong

WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE

From the Big Buddha to temples by the sea, Hong Kong has a slew of amazing temples for family’s to explore together. Most of the temples are still active places of worship where you will find Buddhist, Taoist and local deities performing ancient rituals with incense and offerings. Each temple offers something unique – be sure to visit them all at some point – it’s worth it and makes for a fun learning adventure for the kids.

  • Man Mo Temples in Sheung Wan

    MAN MO TEMPLE:

    Temple In Sheung Wan

    Located in trendy Sheung Wan, this gorgeous temple pays tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China.  Dotted with hanging incense coils and light beams shooting into the temple, it's really a magical place.  After the visit, you can head to CAT Street with you can shop for old Hong Kong goodies and enjoy a coffee at one of the many groovy venues around the temple.  If you want to pair it up with lunch - family-friendly Oolaa is located up the stairs from the temple.

     

    Oolaa, G/F, Bridges Street, CentreStage, Soho, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/oolaa

    Man Mo Temple, 124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, www.lcsd.gov.hk

    Cat Street, Upper Lascal Road, Sheung Wan, www.cat-street.hk/how-to-get-to

     

  • Chi Lin Nunnery, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    CHI LIN NUNNERY AND NAN LIAN GARDEN:

    Temple Near Diamond Hill In Kowloon

    Take your kids to Hong Kong's very own Buddhist complex made completely from wood (that's right...no nails here)! This massive complex of serenity mixed with Tang architecture dates back to the 1930s and was rebuilt in 1998. Snap photos in front of the temple, let the kids count Koi in the lotus ponds, wander through the bonsai tea plants, stroll through Nan Lian Garden, and take a break to hear the nuns chanting.  Enjoy the vegan-friendly lunch or dim sum at Long Man Lou. Located under the Silverstrand Waterfall, this all-natural restaurant nourishes even the youngest of visitors while entertaining them with a water show via the huge glass windows. Highchairs are available and there is a changing station in the washroom.

     

    Chi Lin Nunnery, 60 Fung Tak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.chilin.org

    Nan Lian Gardenwww.nanliangarden.org

     

  • Big Buddha Hong Kong

    THE BIG BUDDHA AND PO LIN MONASTERY:

    Temple In Lantau Island

    The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery are must visits in Hong Kong! But, getting to Lantau to visit them is more of a day trip! Take the ferry to Lantau Island and then a bus to the temple or take the Ngong Ping 360 gondola from Tung Chung. Either way, you will arrive at one of Hong Kong's most incredible statues. Climb the stairs, take photos, visit the monastery, and then head out to one of Lantau's top restos for kids. We love Bathers. Enjoy.

     

    Big Buddha And Po Lin Nunnery, Lantau, click here.  Extra Tip? You can reach The Big Buddha via gondola - check out Ngong Ping 360.

  • WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE

    WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE:

    Temple In Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

    Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism), this large temple is famous for worshipping for good fortune through offerings and fortune-telling. Wong Tai Sin Temple is known for its fortune-telling so if you are keen on this - you should ask for one of the famous fortune sticks.

     

    Wong Tai Sin Temple, 2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, www.siksikyuen.org.hk

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