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Places of Worship by Olga Mok


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Places of Worship by Olga Mok

  1. 1. Places of worship By: Olga Mok
  2. 2. Po Lin monastery <ul><li>Po Lin Monastery is a big Buddhist monastery located in Ngong Ping in Lantau Island, Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>The monastery was founded in 1906 by 3 Zen masters from Jiangsu province in China. </li></ul><ul><li>It was first called ‘The big hut’ when it was built, then changed the name to the present one. </li></ul>
  3. 3. More About Po Lin Monastery <ul><li>There is a new extension to the monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, built in 1993. </li></ul><ul><li>In the main temple, there are also three more smaller sculptures in there of the Buddha, representing his past, present, and future. </li></ul><ul><li>In the hall of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva, there stands a large bronze bell. </li></ul>
  4. 4. More on Po Lin Monastery <ul><li>The reason the monastery was founded there was because the 3 Zen Masters had found a piece of flat land in the mountain, perfect for building the monastery. </li></ul><ul><li>Before it was called the Po Lin Monastery, it was called the Da Maopeng. </li></ul><ul><li>The exhibition Hall in the pedestal of the Buddha, is extremely big, with lots of different halls, including the Gongde Hall, and the Faijie Hall. </li></ul>Where the exhibition hall is
  5. 5. St John's Cathedral <ul><li>St John’s Cathedral is a Christian Church located in 4 Garden Road, Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>It was built in 1849. </li></ul><ul><li>St John’s was declared a ‘declared monument’ of Hong Kong in 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was occupied by the Japanese during the occupation of Hong Kong during the Second World War, in which it was turned into a headquarter for the Japanese occupants. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More about St John's Cathedral <ul><li>St John’s Cathedral is the oldest Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the only 2 cathedrals in the city. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also the oldest of all Anglican churches in the Far East region. </li></ul>
  7. 7. More on St John's Cathedral <ul><li>St John’s main services are in Mandarin and English. </li></ul><ul><li>The church houses 3 glass stained windows. </li></ul><ul><li>It holds the seat of the Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong’s Anglican Church. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wong Tai Sin Temple <ul><li>Wong Tai Sin temple is a Taoist temple established in 1921. </li></ul><ul><li>It is named after the master Wong Tai Sin. </li></ul><ul><li>The Temple’s architecture is classical Chinese, with large red pillars and gold rooftops. </li></ul>
  9. 9. More About Wong Tai Sin Temple <ul><li>Wong Tai Sin Temple is famous for fortune-telling, like ‘Kau Chim,” a kind of way to find out what your future will be like. </li></ul><ul><li>Wong Tai Sin Temple is located in Wong Tai Sin district, one of the 18 districts in Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>The Temple features a Nine Dragon Wall, A Good Wish garden and many memorial archways, one with the temple name above it. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wong Tai Sin Temple-Wong Tai Sin <ul><li>Wong Tai Sin is a follower of Taoism. </li></ul><ul><li>He followed Taoism for 45 years, then gained immortality. </li></ul><ul><li>After gaining immortality, Wong Tai Sin went round everywhere and was said that he gave whatever every person wanted. </li></ul>
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