This is a very small temple in Shau Kei Wan up the hill near the main bus station. A giant mangrove tree sits above the temple and one limb rests heavily on the roof. It’s hidden out of the way on a small street for auto repairs. You would only see this place if you went deliberately or had a flat tire. The caretaker there told me they had recently been robbed of a small gold Buddha from inside. There are no doors on these temples, so it would take no effort to rob. However, when I left the temple and cut through a small park next door I noticed a fair amount of drug dealing going on: something in very small plastic baggies. Not a good sign and a definite clue as to where Buddha has gone.



Soon after I went to the Coastal Defense Museum. I drew this picture of Lai Yue Mun with the crayons set out in the children’s section of the museum.


On the way home I ran into this remnant of old Hong Kong. It’s writing left from the King of Kowloon!

Ngoi Man St. Temple
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3 thoughts on “Ngoi Man St. Temple

  • December 23, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I see you’ve added a map. That is great. I’ve been following your blog and often wondered where these places were. You look like you have an assistant putting the horns on you in the photo.

    • December 23, 2010 at 7:55 am

      Hi Grumppa, Glad to hear from you. For the sake of privacy, all assistants are edited out. It took awhile to work out the map. I’m having trouble viewing the inset on my end. How does it work for you? Is it functioning normally? Say hi to everyone there.

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