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Incense Coils (Arg-haak... ark-haakg... too smokey!)

Incense Coils (Arg-haak... ark-haakg... too smokey!)
Tin Hau Temple, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.

Tin Hau, by the way, means literally Sky Mother, or the God(dess) of the Sky = Climate. So this temple houses the Goddess of Mother Nature. Back before the 20th century, this place was very close to the coast and fishermen came here to pray for calm seas before setting sail.

The famous Temple Street Night Market is immediately south of this Tin Hau Temple.

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