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The Sai Kung Ternary: Che Kung, Tin Hau, and Immaculate Conception Chapel

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Diamond Hill MTR Station, Exit C1

3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill, Kowloon

Diamond Hill, KOW

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Come along with Sacred Spaces to visit the Sai Kung Ternary: Che Kung, Tin Hau, and The Immaculate Conception Chapel in Wo Mei Village

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Most of us are familiar with the trek to Sai Kung. It usually involves a drive through East Kowloon and down Hiram's Highway passing various villages until you get into Sai Kung Town. Just before you enter Sai Kung there's an area known as Ho Chung - 蠔涌. In the past, Ho Chung was once one of the most important villages in the area and allied with villages along the eastern coast of what is now Hong Kong. Because of its important position, it makes sense that there's an important traditional Chinese Temple located near the village. That temple is dedicated to Che Kong, the great Southern Song General. In addition to the famous Che Kung - 車公 Temple (one of the oldest Che Kung Temple's in Hong Kong), there are two other fascinating spiritual buildings that reflect the traditional relationship between the local people and the world they live in.

Places we'll visit:

Che Kung - 車公 Temple - locals believe it to be the oldest Che Kung Temple in the area. Older in fact then the much larger and more famous Che Kung Temple in Shatin.

The Immaculate Conception Chapel - 聖母無原罪小堂 in Wo Mei Village. One of the many Catholic Chapels in Sai Kung, ICC still has services twice a year. Built in the early part of the twentieth century the church is a reminder of the potency of the Catholic message in this area.

Tin Hau Temple - 天后廟 in Nam Wai Village - 西貢南圍. This is a small and remote Tin Hau Temple that sits along a spit of land attached to Nam Wai Village. In addition to Tin Hau, there's also statuary dedicated to Grandfather Narcissus - 水仙爺爺 a deity dedicated to safety and bountiful catches. Think of him as the lighthouse god.

The group will gather at Diamond Hill Station, Exit C1 "Hollywood Plaza". We'll all alight KMB Bus 92 until we get to the Wo Mei Village. The entire walk is along coastal roads and is flat and paved.

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Diamond Hill MTR Station, Exit C1

3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill, Kowloon

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