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Goddess of the Sea: Tin Hau Temple

Hong Kong used to be a giant fishermen/sea port before it was transformed into the financial center/logistics hubs of Asia.  Back in the days, villagers would build temples in their villages to worship “Tin Hau”天后, the goddess of the sea, to protect their fishermen from harm.  All these temples are called “Tin Hau” temples 天后廟, protector of fishermen and sailors.

The Tin Hau temple I visited is located in Saikung, known as the Tin Hau Temple in Joss House Bay, which is considered a Grade I historical building, being the oldest temple built in 1266.  While these temples are built facing the sea to protect the fishermen and sailors, the sea view from this temple is absolutely breath-taking and serene.  You cannot help but take a moment to breathe in the sea and watch the sun sparkle over the water. 

Tin Hau Temple, Joss House Bay, Saikung

continual incense burning, continual worshipping and offering

where offerings to the god is burned

the breath-taking sea view where the temple sits

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The village that is shaped like a nylon sack

 

The full view of Po Toi O village (布袋澳), is it shape like a nylon sack or a purse to you?

After a 3 hrs hike around High Junk Peak, we ended the day with a quick visit to “Po Toi O” village (布袋澳), which is a very small and relatively remote village along the Clearwater Bay Peninsula in Sai Kung. The words “Po Toi” in Chinese means a nylon sack/purse, and the village itself resembles that very same image. I did take a picture of the village and its representation of a nylon sack, I guess it kind of resembles a nylon sack after I have been told that’s what it is supposed to look like, with a little bit of imagination, haha.

when you enter the village, villagers will hawk you their dried seafood goods

over the weekends, these seafood restaurants will be quite packed with hungry people wanting fresh seafoods

 

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