Located at Aberdeen Main Road, Tin Hau Temple in Aberdeen was founded by fishermen of the area in the 1st year of the Xianfeng reign (1851) of the Qing Dynasty. The Temple was originally built near the shore, but is now surrounded by bustling streets as a result of reclamation over the years.
The Temple is dedicated to Tin Hau. Tin Hau, also known as “Matsu”, was said to be a native in Fujian Province called Lam Mak Leung during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). According to legend, she had gifted power and saved many people from sea disasters. The seafarers therefore worship Tin Hau and regard her as their patron saint.
The Temple is a 2-hall type building with a courtyard in between. The decoration of pottery figurines of females along the ridge of the roof is very rare amongst Temples. It has preserved a number of historical relics of the Qing Dynasty, including a copper bell cast in the 4th year of the Yongzheng reign (1726) which is said to have been found during fishing on the sea and donated to the Temple by fishermen. Tin Hau Festival falls on the 23rd of the 3rd lunar month when many worshippers flock to the Temple to pay homage to Tin Hau
Tin Hau Temple, Aberdeen was rated as Grade 3 historic building in 2010.
To plan your journey to Tin Hau Temple, Aberdeen, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Aberdeen Reservoir Road Garden" as the destination to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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