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Monday, December 5, 2011

Hong Kong and Kowloon

Arriving on the ferry from Macau

We spent one and a half days wandering Hong Kong Island and made a trip to the pet and clothing markets in Kowloon. These images are confined to walking the central area of Hong Kong, passing through some of the old 'antique' shops and memorabilia stalls, the main Man Ho temple, shots from the space-age metro that flys between Lantau, Hong Kong and Kowloon and the markets in Kowloon. The images are self-explanatory.

An egg-seller with small quail's eggs at the wharves

Scenes in the antique region

Communist memorabilia

Man Mo Temple (wikimedia)

The largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong is located at Nos. 124-126 Hollywood Road, in Sheung Wan. It was built in 1847. It is part of a complex that comprises three adjacent blocks namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Temple (No. 128 Hollywood Road)[2] and Kung So. The Man Mo Temple, the main building of the complex, is dedicated to the civil god Man Cheong and the martial god Kwan Ti. Lit Shing Kung (列聖宫) is for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung So (公所), to its west, was an assembly hall where community affairs and disputes were settled. In 1908, the Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Board of Directors. The temple has since been managed by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It was graded as a Grade I historic building in 1993 and it is now a declared monument. It is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily.

A Man Mo Temple or Man Mo Miu (Chinese: 文武廟) is a temple for the worship of the civil or literature god Man Tai (文帝) / Man Cheong (文昌) and the martial god Mo Tai (武帝) / Kwan Tai (關帝). The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study or ranking in the civil examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties. There are several Man Mo Temples in Hong Kong.


Sellers of bird's nest soup, ginseng and Asian medicinals

Taking the metro to Kowloon

Downtown Kowloon

Pet markets

Clothing markets

Back to the International Airport