In the heart of Hong Kong’s hectic financial district lies a peaceful oasis - the Man Mo Temple. This temple is dedicated to 2 very different gods: Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo (God of War). The temple was built around 1847 by wealthy Chinese merchants during the early years of British colonial rule in Hong Kong.
The temple is located at Hollywood Road and makes up the extensive Man Mo Temple Compound, together with Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor. The buildings are separated by narrow alleys. Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor is a hall to the west of the temple where the Chinese community gathered to discuss and solve local issues.