Yuen Yuen Institute

sights / Religious

Yuen Yuen Institute information

Tsuen Wan , China
Address
Street Lo Wai Rd
Telephone
+852 2492 2220
Getting there
bus green minibus 81
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

Stuffed with vivid statuary of Taoist and Buddhist deities plus Confucian saints, the Yuen Yuen Institute, in the hills northeast of Tsuen Wan, is very much on the tourist trail but well worth a visit nonetheless. The main building is a replica of the Temple of Heaven in Běijīng. On the upper ground floor are three Taoist immortals seated in a quiet hall; walk down to the lower level to watch as crowds of the faithful pray and burn offerings to the 60 incarnations of Taoist saints lining the walls.

To reach the institute, take minibus 81 from Shiu Wo St, two blocks due south of Tsuen Wan MTR station (exit B1). A taxi from the MTR station will cost around $40.