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By The Loop HK Staff | October 30th, 2018

Located along Hollywood Road, just a short walk away from hipster ‘hoods like PoHo and Tai Ping Shan Street, is the largest Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong. Dedicated to the Taoist literature god Man Tai and the martial god Mo Tai, the temple was a popular site for students to pray for success in the civil examinations of Imperial China. Built in 1847 by Chinese merchants, the temple was more than a place of worship — it was also a court of arbitration between locals and British colonialists. Nowadays, the temple might be a dedicated monument, but visitors can still burn offerings to statues of the gods.

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