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Ching Chung Koon Taoist Temple

Ching Chung Koon Taoist Temple Review

Adjacent to the Ching Chung LRT station near the town of Tuen Mun, this temple has room after room of altars filled with the heady scent of incense. On one side of the main entrance is a cast-iron bell with a circumference of about 5 feet—all large monasteries in ancient China rang such bells at daybreak to wake the monks and nuns for a day of work in the rice fields. On the other side of the entrance is a huge drum that was used to call the workers back in the evening. Inside, some rooms are papered with small pictures; people pay the temple to have these photos displayed so they can see their dearly departed as they pray. Colorful plants and flowers, hundreds of dwarf shrubs, ornamental fishponds, and pagodas bedeck the grounds. The temple's entrance isn't obvious, so ask for directions.

Updated: 06-17-2013

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