Man Mo Temple
124-126 Hollywood Road Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
The Man Mo Temple was built about 100 years ago by the Tsat Yeuk Community of Tai Po to mark the founding of Tai Wo Shi which is now commonly known as Tai Po Market.The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China.These involved rigorous systems aimed at finding the best administrative officials for the state. Man Mo Temple is part of a complex that also includes the areas Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor. Lit Shing Kung was created for the worship of all heavenly gods, while Kung Sor, built to the temple's west, was an important assembly hall where community affairs and disputes were often discussed and settled.