The temple is located in the famous Hollywood Road district, near a line of ancient stores for art pieces. It was built in 1847 for the God of War and Literature.
When you approach the temple, you will see from the outside 8 immortal cast figures, that protect the temple from the inside and out. Notice the ceramic ceiling, typical of south-Chinese architecture.
The Man Mo Temple has two sections, each one dedicated and named after one of the two gods it is dedicated to - the God of Literature Man Cheong, and the God of War Mo Kwan Yu. The first one, Man, is the Chinese god of public servants. These have always been an educated group in the Mandarine culture. The second, Mo, god of war and Chinese fighting techniques.
Notice the little paper offerings designed to please the souls of the dead. Also, pay attention to the candles with the many incense coils. These are hung up from the ceiling, and fill up the space in a comforting aroma. On the red notes hung on them, there are wishes of those who made donations. Each coil burns for about two weeks.
See the followers quietly place their offerings on the altar, murmuring prayers, clattering with sticks of luck and walking in silence.
There are more impressive temples in Hong Kong, however, Man Mo Temple absorbs a special air that makes the visit and experience into a religious and anthropological unique experience.
The entrance to the temple is free.