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Sikh Temple – Visit and Experience in the Little Sikh Community in Wan Chai

April 13, 2021

Name (English): Sikh Temple
Name (Chinese): 錫克教廟
Category: Religion & Belief
Phone Number: +852 25724459
Address (English): 371 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Address (Chinese): 灣仔司徒拔道和皇后大道東交界
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/MvUybxbi8cMed2Yw5
Address longitude and latitude: 22.274518952430242, 114.17794978126702
Nearest MTR Station: Wan Chai MTR station Exit A3
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/urJ9PuxmFMkwvpzt5
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.277638037474034, 114.17315269661256
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 10-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR station Exit A3
Opening Hours:
MON 00:00 – 23:59
TUE 00:00 – 23:59
WED 00:00 – 23:59
THU 00:00 – 23:59
FRI 00:00 – 23:59
SAT 00:00 – 23:59
SUN 00:00 – 23:59
Recommended Time to Visit: Anytime
Accessibility Note: easy access

Strolling around the streets of Asia’s cultural hub, you might happen to find people in traditional attire wearing beautiful Punjabi dresses or distinctive turban. They could be tourists but are more likely locals, as the Sangat – Sikh community has its roots in the city’s early colonial days, serving in the royal police force and protecting the citizens from danger. Feel free to check out their temple located on Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai and learn about how the Sikhs have become part of the local cultures – they welcome people of all religions.

The entrance
Ragi Singh

The Khalsa Diwan, a beautifully ornate white temple with a domed roof, is where the 15000-strong Sangat mainly gathers. The over-century-old building was built by Sikh members of the British army and had been remodeled from a few bombings from the war to its current appearance. But the tragedy didn’t stop the Sikhs from providing refugees with shelter at the time despite the destroyed structure, as altruism and equality are two of the core values the Sikhs abide by.  

Before entering, first thing first: take your shoes off, wear a headscarf with hair tucked in, and wash your hands and feet, as a matter of respect. No worries if you don’t have one which you could borrow at the temple. The main hall and the langar – temple’s community kitchen are the two most visited spots, where you can get free learnings about the religion and share free meals with the welcoming Sikhs!

Granthi singh reads holy Granth to the prayers
Ragi Singh is handing over a chunk of prashad
Prashad is a kind sacred pudding, made of ghee, grain flour, sugar and water

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