Pak Tai Temple

Hong Kong

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Pak Tai Temple

This temple was built in the 1860's in honour of "Pak Tai", a peace-keeping god of war. Look into one of the side rooms where old men are seated, building small paper and bamboo models of everything that they want to carry with them into the afterlife.

Do & See

Temples, museums, amusement parks and lookout points – Hong Kong has a great variety of sights to explore. Highlights include the Man Mo Temple, Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and the night-time market in Temple Street, but be sure to find some time to explore some of the city's fantastic museums, as well: the former colonial police station of Tai Kwun, for example, reopened recently as a museum and cultural venue, and features curious spots like a full-blown bar inside a refurnished old prison.