Kwun Yam Temple
Kwun Yum Temple
Built in 1840, Sheung Wan's oldest temple honours Kwun Yum, the Goddess of Mercy. It's a quaint-looking structure, with a magnificent...
Palace of Moon and Water Kwun Yum Temple
Not to be confused with Kwun Yum Temple nearby, this dimly lit temple honours Kwun Yum of a Thousand Arms. Kwun Yum aka Guanyin is the...
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Upper Modern Bistro
Bland menu descriptions belie the complexity of flavours and clever Asian touches of the cooking here. Likewise, the ‘bistro’ label...
34 Tai Ping Shan St · interesting places nearby
Kwun Yam Temple information
Tai Ping Shan, a tiny neighbourhood in Sheung Wan and one of the first areas to be settled by Chinese after the founding of the colony, has several small temples clustered around where Tai Ping Shan St meets Pound Lane. Kwun Yam Temple honours the goddess of mercy, Kun Iam - the Taoist equivalent of the Virgin Mary. Further to the northwest, the recently renovated Pak Sing Ancestral Hall (42 Tai Ping Shan St) was originally a storeroom for bodies awaiting burial in China. It contains the ancestral tablets of around 3000 departed souls.