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SAU MAU PING

The old "illegal-tolerated" four temples were finally demolished in year 2008. All the temples have to make way for new public estate buildings development at Anderson Road.

Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
A new Tin Hau Temple has been rebuilt in Sau Mau Ping area also.

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Sau Mau Ping local temple

A new land platform next to the junction of Po Lam Road and Sau Mau Ping Road has been created for accommodation of the new temples.

Its full name is Hoi Kwok Tin Hau Shing Mo Temple (海國天后聖母廟). The opening ceremony happened in year 2012. The previous one, located on Anderson Road, was demolished in 2008.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
This Tin Hau temple is quite big, being a building with two stories.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
This board is covered with nails and was used previously by the spirit medium. It was used for self-mortification by the spirit medium.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau
Deities statues are displayed in this new Tin Hau temple.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Tin Hau


A new Monkey God Temple has been rebuilt in Sau Mau Ping area also.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
The new Monkey God Temple is very colorful and nice but it lacks some authenticity compared to the former old Monkey God Temple complex.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
When the Monkey God Festival does happen on Day 16 of Eighth Lunar Month, the statue effigy is removed and put in a temporary altar on a local sport playground where the festival takes place.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God
The new Monkey God Temple is of course very beautiful but visitors won't get the same feeling as the old temple having a forty years history.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Monkey God


A new modern and colorful Shing Wong Temple has been rebuilt in Sau Mau Ping area also.
Sau Mau Ping local temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong
Shing Wong is the guardian god who protects and watch over cities.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong
The former dark statues from the previous Monkey God complex have been replaced by new colorful statues.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong
Those four statues (two on each side of the main altar) depict the four Heavenly Kings, who are Buddhist protective deities.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Shing Wong


A new Guanyin Temple has been rebuilt in Sau Mau Ping area also.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Guanyin Temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Guanyin Temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Guanyin Temple
Three Buddha statues are displayed also in the new Guanyin Temple.
Sau Mau Ping local temple - Guanyin Temple
This is a typical entrance to a Chinese temple featuring the incense sticks and red lanterns.
Sau Mau Ping local temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple
Sau Mau Ping local temple
The four temples are now opened but the new estate buildings development on Anderson Road are still ongoing.
Sau Mau Ping local temple



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