Yuk Wong

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Yuk Wong (玉皇) is a deity in Chinese mythology. Yuk Wong was Tai Yue (大禹) in ancient China, who was credited for solving the flooding problems and saving the lives of people.

A temple in Hong Kong is located at A Kung Ngam and is also called "Yuk Wong Po Tin" (玉皇寶殿). In the mid 19th century, people from Huizhou and Chaozhou mined stones in the hill for the development of the central urban area. They set up a shrine to worship Yuk Wong. At the beginning of the 20th century, the shrine was developed into a small temple and was renovated many times. The latest renovation was in 1992.

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