Lin Fa Kung Temple
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
An interesting temple to visit in Causeway Bay is the Lin Fa Kung Temple on Lin Fa Kung Street. This is a Declared Monument here in Hong Kong, and a unique display of architecture when it comes to Chinese temples. Opening hours are 7.30 to 5pm daily.

Lin Fa Kung Temple was built in 1863 and is dedicated to Kwun Yum (also referred to as Guan Yin) - the goddess of mercy. The temple shape is unconventional. You'll find a half octagonal shaped front, which butts up against a more traditional rectangular shaped back structure. The exterior is grey brick with ornamentation and tiled rooftop.

Within the temple, you'll find an centre hall. Look straight up and see the delightful dragon fresco on the ceiling. Walk up the short set of stairs for a close up view of the Kwun Yum statue and other items of worship. To the the left you'll also be able to see the large exposed boulder for which the temple is built around.

A visit to Lin Fa Kung Temple is quite enjoyable if you are looking for unique temple visits. This one is similar to others around Hong Kong but with peculiar architectural differences and some nice things to see within. Consider combining with nearby Tin Hau Temple just 6-8 minutes walk away in the direction of Victoria Park and the Tin Hau MTR Station.
Written 29 March 2019
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Hong Kong, China5,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Though much of this temple is currently covered up (for renovation I presume), it’s still worth visiting due to its fairly unique - in HK - interior, which is set over multiple steep floors. The icons and ceiling are also quite striking. Once the covers are off again, I imagine this would be a fantastic example of a temple to see.
Written 14 May 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
An interesting little temple that you can visit in Causeway Bay is the Lin Fa Kung Temple on Lin Fa Kung Street West, only a 5-6 minute walk from the more famous Tin Hau (Causeway Bay) Temple found near the Tin Hau MTR Station. The temple is open daily from 7.30am to 5.00pm and is free to visit.

The Lin Fa Kung Temple is a uniquely designed, small round shaped temple built in 1863 that is dedicated to Kwun Yum also known as the goddess of Mercy. There is only one main chamber room with a ground floor level room, filled with interesting items of worship and altar area as well as a small upstairs level where more statues of intrigue await, including hundreds of small lotus lamps lit under the statue of Kwun Yum. A large rock makes up part of the back wall and is prominently exposed from the upstairs section of the temple. This is interesting to locate and have a look at. Don't forget to look up because there is a very nice dragon fresco on the ceiling of the temple that is well worth taking a picture.

You can visit the Lin Fa Kung Temple in as little as 10-15 minutes and it makes a great addition to a visit to the nearby Tin Hau Temple, combined they can give you a sense of the religious affiliations many local people have with the deities of worship.

This temple is particularly busy during Kwun Yum festival as well as the Mid-Autumn festival periods.
Written 17 January 2013
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PaulS15
Toronto, Canada901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
See BradJill review below for greater details but yes this temple is worth the visit if in the Tin Hau area. Couple with Tin Hau temple which is easy walking distance.
Written 20 October 2019
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Ana C
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Close to city, easy to go. Nice interior compared to other temples. It's a small temple so you can simply spend a little time to visit. Tin hay has so many restaurants so you may take your lunch or tea time around thst area.
Written 16 April 2018
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ6,015 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
I walked from the Honk Kong station to Pier number six for a tall cup of coffee.

After exchanging conversation with the coffee house clientele, and finding out that today, May 10 is Buddha Day or Vasuk day, I walked on the waterfront to Lin Fa Kung, Tai Hang Temple.

There was heavy construction in parts of the waterfront area, the pedestrian path is puzzle like and then there is an area forbidden to pedestrians because of the heavy traffic.

I chose to walk near the water to admire the view and my goal was to reach Victoria Park, then turn right to the Buddha Temple.

I did get lost and almost lost hope finding the Lotus Buddha Temple, but the kind Hong Kong people, helped me find my way. Once I found the Temple, I focused to connect with the Buddha
I walked from the Honk Kong station to Pier number six for a tall cup of coffee.

After exchanging conversation with the coffee house clientele, and finding out that today, May 10 is Buddha Day or Vasuk day, I walked on the waterfront to Tai Hang.

There was heavy construction in Parts of the waterfront area, the pedestrian path is puzzle like and then there is an area forbidden to pedestrians because of the heavy traffic.

I chose to walk near the water to admire the view and my goal was to reach Victoria Park, then turn right to the Buddha Temple.

I did get lost and almost lost hope finding the Lotus Buddha Temple, but the kind Hong Kong people, helped me find my way. Once I found the Temple, I focused to connect with the Buddha
Written 7 June 2017
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kepong
singapore19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I like the unique shape of the temple and it has great carving on the roof. Donate money as you wish if you wish to offer incense stick for worship.
Written 28 May 2017
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Asiantraveler53
Chelsea, MI316 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
This another small temple three blocks from another small temple. The roof was in repair while I visited. Their are other temples here maybe make a day of temples.
Written 7 January 2017
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Lin Fa Temple or Lin Fa Kung (蓮花宮; "Lotus Temple") is a temple located at the end of Lin Fa Kung Street (also named after the temple). The temple is a worship place for Guanyin (also known as "Kwun Yam" in Cantonese), the goddess of mercy and also houses other deities including Tai Sui – (太歲), Wai Tor – (韋馱) and Choi Sun – (財神).
A uniquely-shaped and small temple tucked away in Tin Hau, we made joint trip with the more established Tin Hau Temple (Causeway Bay). Here there is only one main prayer room, and what appeared to be a small upstairs level (not opened to public?). The small chamber was very packed with worshippers and the smell of joss sticks filled the small area. There is also a very nice dragon fresco on the ceiling of the temple, garner much eyeballs.
Just to take note; many touters abound as your approach the temple. Else good to drop by and sent some quick time here..
Written 10 September 2016
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rebecca w
Hong Kong, China81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Many year ago, this part of Hong Kong was rural with only green trees and a road. One day a mini van fell off the road and there was no injuries. The miracle happened when the Goddess of Mercy Kwan Yin was seen standing on top of a piece of rock and rescued the mini van and passengers. A temple is then build around the rock in the name of Kwan Yin.

A beautiful small temple with an ancient golden dragon carved into the ceiling. One f the three temples in Hong Kong where Kwan Yin actually resides.
Written 21 February 2016
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