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TSUEN WAN

Tsuen Wan is a bay in the New Territories opposite to Tsing Yi Island. In 1950s, the Hong Kong Government developed the area with new town concepts.

Jockey Club Tak Wah Park
Tsuen Wan Jockey Club Tak Wah Park was designed along the classical Chinese garden theme.

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Jockey Club Tak Wah Park


Tsuen Wan is a district with many temples and monasteries like the Yuen Yuen Institute, the Western Monastery and the Chuk Lam Sim Yuen. These places attract many believers.

Yuen Yuen Institute is a temple complex dedicated to three major religions, i.e. confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

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Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute

In November 2007, about 500 elite Taoist priests shall converge on Hong Kong to host a grand ritual to pray for the city's stability and prosperity. The event coincides with the 10th anniversary of the handover. The event will be held at the Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan.

Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute was built in year 1950 on the hillside near Lo Wai Village, Tsuen Wan.
Yuen Yuen Institute

A restaurant is opened that offers vegetarian food.

The Yuen Yuen Institute's mission is to spread the teachings of the three religions, to uphold the eight virtues (filial piety, respect, loyalty, fidelity, propriety, justice, honesty and honour) and to promote social services.
Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute
The Yuen Yuen Institute occupies several tens of acres in a tranquil and scenic environment. The whole area is interspersed with temples, ponds, pavilions, monasteries and halls.
Yuen Yuen Institute

The institute advocates for the integration and realisation of the teachings of the 3 religions.

Next to the Oi Yat Pavilion is a huge bonsai with rocks and a small stream.
Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute
Yuen Yuen Institute
At the centre is the main building called the Great Temple of the Three Religions. Modelled on the architecture of the Temple of Heaven in China, it is the temple where the deities of the three religions are enshrined. The dome of the temple signifies the essence of Taoism.
Yuen Yuen Institute


Lo Wai Village has many temples and monasteries. It is also the oldest village in Tsuen Wan and the place where the Western Monastery is situated.

The Western Monastery occupies an area of 140 000 sq. ft . In 1964, the Western Monastery construction started. After some thirty years of development, the monastery has become one of the most distinguished of its kind in Tsuen Wan district.

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Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
The Western Monastery is a group of Chinese palace-style constructions. Apart from the Main Hall, there is a 9-storey Ten-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda, the King of Celestial Hall, the Scriptures Hall and the Maitreya Hall.
Western Monastery
In 1999, the Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda was built. The 9-storey pagoda is the altar for various statues of Buddha.
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Kwan Yam is acknowledged in both Taoism and Buddhism in China.
Western Monastery
The main building is 2-storey, modelled on the architecture of the classical Chinese palaces.
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Inside the entrance of the monastery is an elegant and graceful statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva.
Western Monastery


The Tung Po Tor monastery was founded by a monk from China in 1933. The buildings have been added to over the years.

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Tung Po Tor Monastery
Tung Po Tor Monastery

In 1961, the Tung Po Tor monastery has 14 monks, 16 nuns and 30 lay women.



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