Picture Feature(d): Seng Guan Temple

Excerpt from “The China Syndrome” by Lei Chavez for InFlight February-March 2011

Temple visits are also practiced and the most popular is the Kuang Kong Temple on Kipuja St., Binondo. The temple is dedicated to the Chinese God of War and is known among businessmen in the district. It is located on the second floor and is open to the public. Visitors can take three incense sticks and offer them at the entrance of the temple.

Another temple worth visiting is the artfully-decorated Santo Sing Kong Buddhist Church on Morga St., Tondo. The temple has hundred little statues of Buddhist deities on wooden pillars. Guests can ask questions and get a written response. Try attending one of the diam king or the mass held every Sunday at 9am and 11am. The temple is open from 6am to 5pm. (Tel: +632/ 242 0086, 242 4804).

There’s also the Seng Guan Temple on Narra St., Binondo and the Hsien Tiak Taoist Temple to visit if you want to go temple-hopping.”

Seng Guan Temple in Binondo is a must-visit for the Chinese at the start of the year

Seng Guan Temple in Binondo

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Jocas A. See. Art director. Visual journalist. Visual communication designer. And a casual tourist

One comment

  1. Thank you for this article. I leave tomorrow for the Philippines after not having visited for nearly 20 years. I am documenting my trip, an important one. http://samasalion.wordpress.com I plan to visit Seng Guan Temple because my adoptive grandmother has her name in one of the temples on the left side of the building.

    If you are available to guide me there, I would most appreciate it.

    Thanks so much.

    Sam
    samroderick@me.com

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