Hung Shing Temple

sights / Religious

Hung Shing Temple information

Location
Hong Kong , China
Address
Hung Shing St
Ap Lei Chau
Getting there
Ferry: Ap Lei Chau
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Renovated many times since it was built in 1773 by local fishermen, Ap Lei Chau's major temple is dedicated to Hung Shing, the protector of seafarers. Its major features are a sea-facing orientation (which is believed to bring good feng shui), the fine Shiwan figurines on the roof ridges (which denote its significance), and the two timber 'dragon poles' in its forecourt, which are said to counter the 'death-like aura' of the Aberdeen Police Station across the water.