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This temple located in the Tai Wai area of Sha Tin honours Che Kung, a military commander of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) whose advantageous power for suppressing uprisings and plagues made him a household name. In popular folklore, it’s said that Che Kung escorted the Song dynasty’s last emperor on his escape to Sai Kung in what is now called the New Territories. His achievements led to him eventually becoming revered as a god.


The original temple was built here around 300 years ago in a desperate move to stop an epidemic that was spreading across the Sha Tin area. According to legend, the epidemic began to subside on the day construction was completed. The structure you see today was erected in 1993 to accommodate the increasing number of worshippers during Che Kung’s festival, which happens on the second day of the Chinese New Year.

A giant statue of Che Kung can be found at the altar in the main worship hall, while the main altar is also flanked by a huge drum and bell. Next to this is a fan-bladed wheel of fortune, which, the faithful believe, will bring good luck when spun three times. Fortune tellers often gather to ply their trade at the left of the entrance.


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Address:Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New TerritoriesTel:+852 2697 2660


Website:www.ctc.org.hk


How to get there

MTR Che Kung Temple Station Exit B, follow the signs and walk for around 10 minutes.





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歷史建築級別:二級歷史建築物*


落成年份:約在1890年前


沙田車公廟現址,原本是一座已有300年歷史的廟宇,後於1994年改建成目前的模樣。當年,村民相信車公能保佑他們免受洪水瘟疫之患,所以就蓋了這座廟。相傳,車公是宋朝(公元960至1279年)一位大元帥,曾平定華南一場叛亂。南宋末年,宋帝昺南下避難,車大元帥一直護駕到香港,並駐守西貢。後來獲道教奉為神明,並立廟供奉。


車公廟主殿內的神壇上,屹立著雄偉的車公像;主殿兩旁則建有鐘樓和鼓樓各一。而廟宇左邊的走廊上設有解簽看相的攤檔。每年農曆年初二是車公誕,在每年傳統的「赤口」**年初三,民眾都會蜂擁到車公廟去參拜祈福。善信參拜過車公之後,都會轉一轉車公像旁邊的銅製風車,祈求好運到來。


*歷史建築級別,是香港政府康樂及文化事務署轄下的古物諮詢委員會,對香港歷史建築的評級標準,詳情請查看古物古蹟辦事處網頁。

**據傳統習俗,年初三當天易與人爭執,所以為免招惹口舌是非,各人都不出門向親友拜年,而會到寺廟參拜神明。


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地址:新界大圍車公廟道查詢:+852 2697 2660網址:www.ctc.org.hk