Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau

Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau

The Pak Tai Temple on Cheung Chau is one of the many Pak Tai temples in Hong Kong.

The temple is the center of the annual Bun Festival on the island which in normal years draws thousands of visitors.

Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau
Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau

The festival pays homage to Pak Tai and takes place in late April or early May depending on the Chinese lunar calendar.

Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau
The temple holds several important treasures

The temple was completely rebuilt in 1989 and is known for its ornate roof decorations and several treasures within. These include an 800-year-old iron sword from the Song Dynasty and a golden crown that adorns the main Pak Tai statue. The stone cauldron at the entrance is from the late 19th century.

Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau
Pak Tai Temple Cheung Chau

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