Visit

Open to the public

10am – 10pm daily

The shrine may close for safety reasons in the event of a typhoon or rainstorm. See Adverse Weather arrangements.

Admission

Free

Address

Courtyard
Goldin Financial Global Centre
17 Kai Cheung Road
Kowloon Bay
Hong Kong

Enquiries

Tel: +852 2588 9341
Fax: +852 3753 2177
Email: info@brahmashrine.org.hk
Website: www.brahmashrine.org.hk

Ceremonial dance

Professional dancers and musicians from Thailand perform several times a day.

Facilities

Washrooms, restaurants and a basement car park are located in the adjacent office building. The shrine has wheelchair access and wheelchairs are available in the building lobby. Shrine attendants or the building concierge will be happy to provide assistance if required.

Shrine rules

Visitors are advised to read these ahead of time, and are asked to be mindful of them while at the shrine.

Group Visits

Media and other organisations, schools and large groups (14 people or more) must apply in writing ahead of their visit. Please fill in and return the Group Visit application form.

Getting there

BY MTR

Goldin Financial Global Centre is a 15-minute walk from Kowloon Bay MTR Station, Exit B or C.

A complimentary shuttle bus service provided by Goldin Financial Global Centre runs from Kowloon Bay MTR Station during the following hours: weekdays 7:30am – 8:00pm (peak hours: at 5-minute intervals; non-peak hours: at 10 to 30-minute intervals) (last bus from the office building to the MTR departs at 8:10pm); Saturdays 8:30am – 9:30am and 1pm – 2pm. Board and alight beside Telford Gardens bus terminus near Exit A. There is no service on Sundays and public holidays.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) operates two local, circular services from Kowloon Bay MTR Station, which stop close to the shrine. Route 5D (to Hung Hom) begins at Telford Gardens bus terminus (near Exit A). Alight at the first stop, in Wang Chiu Road, near the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Headquarters. Catch the 5M (to Kai Tak) across Kwun Tong Road and get off at the second stop, outside Skyline Tower in Wang Kwong Road, opposite Goldin Financial Global Centre.

A public green minibus (Route 51M) runs from Kowloon Bay MTR Station (near Exit A) to Richland Gardens. Alight in Wang Chiu Road near the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Headquarters.

BY CAR

Parking is available at Goldin Financial Global Centre, accessed via the building’s main entrance in Kai Shun Road. Follow signs for the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Headquarters.

BY BUS

The following cross-harbour routes pass close by:

641 Central to Kai Tak
101X Kennedy Town to Kwun Tong
302 Sheung Wan to Tsz Wan Shan
107 Aberdeen to Kowloon Bay
606X Siu Sai Wan to Kowloon Bay

The following KMB routes pass close by:

215X Kowloon Station to Lam Tin
224X Tsim Sha Tsui East to Kowloon Bay
28 Tsim Sha Tsui East / Star Ferry to Ngau Tau Kok
13X Tsim Sha Tsui East to Sau Mau Ping
11X Hung Hom Railway Station to Sau Mau Ping
15A Lam Tin to Tsz Wan Shan
259X Kwun Tong to Tuen Mun
297 Hang Hau to Hung Hom
74A Tai Wo to Kowloon Bay

The A22 airport bus (Hong Kong International Airport to Lam Tin) stops at Kowloon Bay MTR Station.

Two cross-border bus services provide convenient access from Guangdong, China:

Huanggang Port to Kowloon Bay
Shenzhen Bay Port to Diamond Hill

BY MINIBUS

The following green minibuses run close to the shrine:

46 Olympic Station to Kowloon Bay (Richland Gardens)
48 Cha Liu Au to Kowloon Bay (Enterprise Square)
56 Kwun Tong to Kowloon Bay (Richland Gardens)
86 Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to Telford Gardens (alight at MegaBox)
87 Lei Yue Mun to Kowloon Bay (Richland Gardens)
89B Sau Mau Ping to Kowloon Bay (alight at Sino Industrial Plaza)
110 Tiu Keng Leng to Kowloon City
111 Po Lam to San Po Kong

In the vicinity

  • shopping
  • Hotel
  • Cinema
  • Park

The shrine is located on the cusp of two emerging Kowloon neighbourhoods: Kowloon Bay and Kai Tak. Both are being transformed as part of a new, thriving Kowloon East business district. Once an enclave of local factory buildings, Kowloon Bay is enjoying a new lease of life as a commercial hub, and is now studded with gleaming office towers; Goldin Financial Global Centre is among the newest. Kai Tak, site of the old Hong Kong international airport, is undergoing redevelopment, with the construction of a cruise terminal (completed), sports stadiums, and residential and commercial buildings.

After visiting the Hong Kong Brahma Shrine, why not:

EAT There are four speciality restaurants on the lower floors of Goldin Financial Global Centre:

LE PAN (tel: 3188 2355) presents creative, contemporary French dining by award-winning chef Edward Voon in a refined setting.

Matsunichi (tel: 3188 2760) is a spacious Japanese restaurant with counters for teppanyaki, tempura, and sushi and sashimi.

Dynasty Garden (tel: 3188 2153) serves fine Cantonese cuisine, including lunchtime dim sum.

Congeodle (tel: 3188 2667) is a popular spot for local comfort food (rice, noodles, congee) at breakfast and lunch, and hot pot in the evening.

STROLL The shrine is situated in a quiet, green corner of Kowloon East. Behind it lies Kowloon Bay Park, with shady paths, and a playground and cycling track for children. On the other side of Kowloon Bay, a leisurely eight-minute walk away, is ZCB, Hong Kong’s first zero carbon building, set within a landscaped area with native woodland. A small café in the park offers outdoor grazing.

SHOP Clad in red and towering over ZCB is MegaBox which offers nine floors of boutiques, from fashion and sportswear to homeware, as well as restaurants, a cinema, an ice rink and an indoor golf simulator.

Closer by, and painted shades of yellow, KITEC (Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre) houses E-Max, where outlet shops of well-known brands occupy the ground floor. Other attractions here are a cinema and an indoor trampoline park.

Kowloon Bay’s third cinema is at Telford Plaza, a sprawling mall packed with standard, mass-market shops adjacent to the MTR station. Run by the fourth-generation founders of Hong Kong’s first hand-painted porcelain factory, Yuet Tung China Works is a hidden gem in the old industrial area in front of Telford Gardens. Watch staff decorate china crafted in the colourful Guangcai tradition.

STAY Kowloon Bay’s first hotel opened in April 2017, just a few minutes walk from the shrine. Camlux features 185 comfy rooms in a converted factory building.

SIGHTSEE The Hong Kong Brahma shrine is not the only temple in the district. While you are in Kowloon East, you may wish to visit Lei Yue Mun, a scenic fishing village to the east, with seafood markets and restaurants, a wishing tree, a lighthouse and a temple dedicated to Tin Hau, the Chinese goddess of the sea (also called Ma Tsu).

Diamond Hill, inland to the northwest, is home to the Chi Lin Nunnery, a Buddhist temple complex rebuilt in the 1990s, and the adjacent Nan Lian Garden with its rock and water features. Both are charming examples of Tang Dynasty-style architecture. A vegetarian restaurant in the garden is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Just one MTR stop to the west of Diamond Hill is Wong Tai Sin, where a large Taoist temple is framed by high-rise public housing. ‘Great Immortal’ Wong is a Taoist deity revered for his healing powers. Visitors flock here, especially during festivals, to have their fortunes told.