Man Mo Temple

Today before dinner, I stopped at the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road in the Sheng Wan area of Hong Kong. The temple was built in the 1800s to honor Man, the god of literature, and Mo, the god of war. Incense is the food of the gods, and so there is plenty of it to keep them from going hungry. The temple uses coiled incense, so the effect is like a building full of smouldering lampshades:

Incense coils at Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

There was so much incense that I could only stay in the temple for a couple of minutes before my eyes were watering too badly to see straight. Click the picture to go through to the main gallery and see more.

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