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The weather today said patches of rain and heavy fog. But since when have weathermen told the truth? 😉 Today was another beautiful day, just a bit on the hazy side with a nice offshore breeze. What better time to head back to Lei Yue Mun and paint Tin Hau Temple jutting out over the water.

This is one of my favorite temples in Hong Kong. It is built into the rocks and overhangs the harbor, giving it one of the best views around. It is also just about as far East as you can go and still be in Victoria Harbor. The large boulders around the temple have a lot of character and many have been carved with Buddhist writings. Each character is carved about 2 inches deep into the rock and is close to 30-35cm across. This entire village is well worth seeing.

Besides the great scenery, this place is very quiet and peaceful with very few people. Besides me, there were a couple of morning worshipers and 2 fisherman around. I don’t know how long it will remain this way because the ferry and MTR make it very accessible. It only looks remote on a map. So if you haven’t made it out here before, now is a good time.

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Tin Hau Temple, Lei Yue Mun – painting
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2 thoughts on “Tin Hau Temple, Lei Yue Mun – painting

  • March 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm
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    Nice painting John, and thanks for the tip. Been to Lei Yue Mun many times and never knew about this temple.

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    • March 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm
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      Thanks Jim. It’s worth the trip. And my favorite way to get there is by the Sai Wan Ho Ferry (next to the marine police station). It’s HK$5.50 and leaves from HK at 15 and 45 after, returning on the hour and half past.

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