One of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and a declared monument, atmospheric Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the gods of literature and of war. Built in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants, Man Mo Temple was, besides a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between local residents and colonial authorities. Located in Sheung Wan, Man Mo Temple stands in stark contrast to the bustling business district surrounding it. Man Mo Temple is typical of traditional Chinese folk architecture. It is decorated with pottery, granite, wood carving, and murals, which show exquisite traditional craftsmanship.