Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple

1901, Religious 宗教建築

371 Queen's Road East
香港灣仔皇后大道東 371 號

The Indian Sikh community of Hong Kong came with the British army in 19th century. The army built the temple next to Morrison Hill in 1901 and rebuilt it in the 1930s. The exterior of the temple is in traditional blue and white. Inside the temple, the worship hall with pointed arches is symmetrical to enable balanced sitting of both genders. There is basin for hand-washing and facilities for removing shoes and wearing head scarfs at the door to symbolize cleansing of bodies. Its dining hall welcomes all races and classes to share vegetarian meals and there is a library that helps spread Sikh knowledge to youngsters. The temple undergone an extension in 2003. A typical Sikh pointed dome, modern classrooms and facilities for social workers were added. Together with the century-old banyan tree, Sikh Temple has been the symbol of contribution of the Sikh community to Hong Kong in the past and in the future.


文及攝影:梁以華 (香港註冊建築師)