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Man Mo Temple

Take a break from a busy day in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district to visit a peaceful temple, one of the city’s recognized historic landmark buildings.

Walk uphill from the financial towers in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district and you will find the hidden treasure of Man Mo Temple. You may smell it before you see it, since temple visitors hang large spirals of incense that may burn for three weeks rather than the typical short joss sticks. Follow your nose to the Hollywood Road building with its white walls and green tile roof, an unusual sight nestled between tall towers.

Man Mo is both Buddhist and Taoist. It is dedicated to two very different deities, the god of literature (Man) and the god of war or martial strength (Mo). Step inside the tall red door to look for large statues of the two gods. Man is green and carries a calligraphy brush while Mo is red and carries a sword.

Built in the mid-1800s, the complex includes two other buildings. Lit Shing Kung honors additional gods while Kung Sor was a historical meeting place for local people to resolve disputes using religious animal sacrifices. When parishioners wrote a promise on paper, dripped chicken blood on it and burned the paper, the promise was deemed more binding than decisions from the British court of law. While you can’t make the animal sacrifice in modern days, you may want to bring your partner here to see if the spiritual ambiance will help you resolve issues.

Man Mo Temple is on Hollywood Road, about a 15-minute walk from Sheung Wan MTR station. The temple is open daily, closing to the public in the early evening. Another recommended route to Man Mo Temple is via the tram to Victoria Peak and a walk downhill; it is just five minutes to the temple on Hollywood Road. After your temple visit, follow the stone stairs of Ladder Street back toward Sheung Wan, stopping at a variety of souvenir shops along the way, or walk southeast along Hollywood and the more upscale Soho shopping and dining area.


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ibis Hong Kong Central And Sheung Wan $37
ibis Hong Kong Central And Sheung Wan

ibis Hong Kong Central And Sheung Wan

No. 28 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sheung Wan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Western Market and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. Soho and IFC Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is 8 minutes by foot and Hong Kong Station is 19 minutes.

    99 Bonham $93
    99 Bonham

    99 Bonham

    99 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sheung Wan, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal, Soho, and Lan Kwai Fong. International Finance Centre is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hong Kong Station is 14 minutes.

      iclub Sheung Wan Hotel $47
      iclub Sheung Wan Hotel

      iclub Sheung Wan Hotel

      138 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sheung Wan, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal, and Victoria Harbour. Soho and Lan Kwai Fong are also within 15 minutes. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is only a 5-minute walk and Hong Kong Station is 16 minutes.

        Travelodge Central,Hollywood Road $35
        Travelodge Central,Hollywood Road

        Travelodge Central,Hollywood Road

        263 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Central, Hong Kong
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Sheung Wan, this hotel is steps from Possession Street, Tai Ping Shan Street, and Cat Street. Man Mo Temple and PMQ are also within 10 minutes. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is 7 minutes by foot and Hong Kong Station is 19 minutes.

          The Jervois $135
          The Jervois

          The Jervois

          89 Jervois Street, Hong Kong
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Sheung Wan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal and Soho. Lan Kwai Fong and International Finance Centre are also within 15 minutes. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is only a 3-minute walk and Hong Kong Central Station is 14 minutes.

            Renovated Tung Street Studio, Sheung WAN
            Renovated Tung Street Studio, Sheung WAN

            Renovated Tung Street Studio, Sheung WAN

            Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Central & Western District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Man Mo Temple, Soho, and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong are also within 15 minutes. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is 6 minutes by foot and Hong Kong Station is 18 minutes.

              The Sheung Wan by Ovolo $88
              The Sheung Wan by Ovolo

              The Sheung Wan by Ovolo

              286 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sheung Wan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hollywood Road, Soho, and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong are also within 10 minutes. Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is only a 4-minute walk and Hong Kong Central Station is 13 minutes.

                Sohotel $44
                Sohotel

                Sohotel

                139 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sheung Wan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal and Soho. Lan Kwai Fong and Harbour City are also within 2 mi (3 km). Hong Kong Sheung Wan Station is only a 5-minute walk and Hong Kong Station is 17 minutes.