Deluxe Hong Kong Guided Tour, and Lunch
Hotel pick-up with meet and greet ambassador (Kowloon side only)
Tram ticket to the Victoria Peak
Dim Sum Lunch at Jumbo Kingdom.
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
The gods of the Man Mo Temple began as mortal men. Kwan Tai, the god of war and martial arts, is regally portrayed with a red face, a gold crown, and a long sword. But it took both his life and his death to get him to his lofty station. Born Guan Yu, he came from a lowly family.
Guan Yu's legend begins during the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 A.D.), a short but bloody time that saw the kingdoms of Wei (in the north), Wu (in the east), and Shu (in the west) in a constant state of war.
Guan Yu was a naturally gifted fighter who made himself a name as a soldier of fortune. Fiercely loyal, when his sworn blood brother Liu Bei founded the state of Shu, Guan Yu agreed to lead his armies.
His triumphs on the battlefield were so many that a price was put on his head. In time he was captured and beheaded, and that's when his legend was born. Within 40 years of his death, he was revered throughout the land as a hero.
By the 10th century, Taoists and Buddhists both claimed him into their deities. And during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), he was raised to his highest level with the title of "Saintly Emperor Guan the Great God who Subdues Demons of the Three Worlds and whose Awe Spreads Far and Moves Heaven."
Thankfully, during the Qing dynasty, his title was amended to God of War.
The god of paperwork
The God of War in the Man Mo Temple is highly recognized and revered by most for his legendary exploits, and for fighting demons. The other Man Mo god, Cheong Tai, presented wearing a red robe with a golden hand holding a pen was of great importance to one particular group of people during the Ming and Qing dynasties: Ambitious students seeking prominence and high ranking from their civil examinations. In short, bureaucrats.
Choose your date and time very carefully. This tour is non-refundable from the time of booking.