The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo). Built between 1847 and 1862, this remains the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. It was given Grade 1 status as a historic building in 1994 and officially declared a monument in 2010. To pause for a moment’s respite under its giant hanging incense coils makes for a pleasant contrast with the hectic pace of the nearby financial district. The complex also includes Lit Shing Kung, created for the worship of all heavenly gods, and Kung Sor, built to the temple’s west, was an important assembly hall where community affairs and disputes were often discussed and settled.