Man Mo Temple
Located on the corner of Hollywood Road and Ladder Street, Man Mo Temple was built in the 1840s and is one of Hong Kong's oldest and atmospheric temples. 'Man Mo' means civil and military, and the temple is dedicated to the God of Literature Man Cheong and the God of War Kuan Ti. Man Mo Temple is popular with both the Buddhist and Daoist communities in Hong Kong.
Huge bell shaped coils of incense burned by the devout hang from the ceiling and the temple is enveloped in the smoke and scent of burning incense. Beside the entrance are wooden sedan chairs (which resemble small shrines), dating from the 19th century. During religious festivals, these chairs were used to transport the statues around the streets of Hong Kong.