Hong Kong – Hau Wong Temple

In roughly the same part of Hong Kong as the Wong Tai Sin Temple (see previous blog) is the Hau Wong Temple which was built during the Qing dynasty. Recently restored, this temple is noted for its historical relics including a stone inscription with the Chinese character for “crane”, which dates from 1888. This style of one-stroke calligraphy is thought to be able to ward off evil, and the rope-like appearance signifies the ability to tie up evil spirits.

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