Tin Hau Temple

Taoist Temple in Kowloon

This incense-filled sanctuary built in the 19th century is one of Hong Kong’s most famous Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea) temples, though restorations have lent it a modern feel. The public square out front is Yau Ma Tei’s communal heart where fishers once laid out their hemp ropes in the sun next to Chinese banyans that today shade chess players and elderly locals.