Published by 香港 (HK) Sacred Spaces Society,
Tin Hau Temple Cha Two Ling
The following resource page is for those who are interested in following along while we walk through East Kowloon.
From Lam Tin Station to Yau Tong Station via Rehab Path.
1. Head southwest toward Sin Fat Rd
2. Turn right onto Sin Fat Rd
3. Turn right onto Rehab Path
4. Turn left to stay on Rehab Path
5. Arrive at location: Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple - Kwun Tong
6. Head south toward Rehab Path
7. Continue onto Rehab Path
8. Turn right to stay on Rehab Path
9. Turn right onto Sin Fat Rd
10. Turn right toward Cha Kwo Ling Rd
11. Take the pedestrian overpass
12. Keep left to continue toward Cha Kwo Ling Rd
13. Slight right toward Cha Kwo Ling Rd
14. Turn left onto Cha Kwo Ling Rd
15. Arrive at location: Tin Hau Temple - Cha Kwo Ling
16. Head southeast on Cha Kwo Ling Rd
17. Arrive at location: Yau Tong Station
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-Lam Tin MTR
-Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple / 三山國王
-Cha Kwo Ling Village
-TIn Hau Temple - Cha Kwo Ling
-Yau Tong MTR
Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple / 三山國王
-Dedicated to the Three Kings of Du Shan, Ming Shan, and Jin Shan
-Important traditional deities for Chaozhou Community
Cha Kwo Ling Village / 茶果嶺
-One of the last squatter's villages in Hong Kong.
-Hakka village founded in 1825 with stilted houses into 1970s.
-Villagers fished and quarried high quality stone (granite).
-Named after the parasol leaf tree which is used in traditional Hakka foods.
-Became a squatter's village after Chinese Civil War and never recovered.
-In front of a large Kaolinite Mine.
No. 1 The Bund
Tin Hau / 媽祖 Temple - Cha Kwo Ling
-Maintained by Chinese Temple Committee
-Dedicated to Tin Hau, a hugely popular Daoist Deity.
-According to legend, Tin Hau was a teenager named Lin Moniang from Fujian Province who possessed mystical powers. She is said to have saved the male members in her family and other fisherman from danger.
-Very popular in Hong Kong and beyond with dozens of temples and shrines throughout the region.
-Several other Deities represented in the temple including Kwan Tai (Guan Di), the Buddhist Avalokiteshvara Buddha Kwun Yam (Guan Yin), and interestingly enough Gum Fa Leung Leung (Patron of Pregnant Women).