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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Tam Kung Temple :: Photoblog in Hong Kong


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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tam Kung Temple

Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Place: Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟), Shau Kei Wan (筲箕灣), Hong Kong
Equipment: Canon 30D, Canon EF 24-105/4L IS USM

Tam Kung (譚公, literally "Lord Tam") is a sea deity worshiped in Hong Kong and Macau.

A temple dedicated to this deity is located at the end of Shau Kei Wan Man Street East, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, and was originally a small shrine. Local people raised money to construct it in 1905 and reconstructed it many times afterwards. The statue of Tam Kung, which was first worshipped among the other gods in the temple, was formerly positioned in the Tam Kung Temple in Tam Kung Road in Kowloon City. There is a big rock in front of the temple and is believed to be Tam Kung's magic stamp. Local residents and fishermen are the sincere worshippers. On the birthday of Tam Kung (8th of April in Lunar calendar), they will have a celebration and play a so called "kung fu" show which is a major part of the celebration. - quote from wkikpedia
Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)
Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)

Directions : Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit B1 and walk along Shau Kei Wan Main Street East to Tam Kung Temple Road

Tam Kung Temple Road (譚公廟道) : Tam Kung Temple (譚公廟)
Tam Kung Temple Road (譚公廟道)

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