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Sam Tai Tze Temple  
196-198 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po

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Sam Tai Tze Temple is the only temple in Hong Kong for worshipping Sam Tai Tze (meaning "the third prince" literally) who is better known by his real name "Na Jah". He was the third son of a great general in a Chinese legend and known for his power to overcome demons and ghosts. When a plague raged through Hong Kong in mid-1894, some people believed that those affected were haunted by demons and ghosts. Some residents of Hakka origin in the district suggested that a Sam Tai Tze statue at Wei Yang, Guangdong be brought to Sham Shui Po to drive out the devils. After the statue was brought there and worshipped, the plague in the district soon came to a halt. In 1898, the Sam Tai Tze Temple was built to commemorate this event. The temple houses some cultural products of the late Qing Dynasty, such as bells and drums which were inscribed with the characters of Guang Xu (1874 - 1908).

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