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Tin Hau Temple @ Grass Island(塔門天后廟), NT, HK
Hong Kong

Grass Island is an small island in Hong Kong, located in the northeastern part of the territory. Its area is 1.69 square kilometers. There are about hundred people living on the island. At its peak, Grass Island had 2000 residents. However, many moved to the city centre to live. Now many residents run stores or restaurants for local tourists visiting the island. The hilltop of Grass Island is a popular camping site. It is also well known for providing panoramic views of the surrounding seas, and so provides a brief escape away from the busy city life.

Around the anchorage on the island a small town developed in the eighteenth century, centred on a fine old Tin Hau Temple, which serviced the needs of the local fishermen and villagers. 

塔門位於香港東北,臨近西貢東郊野公園,面積1.69平方公里。高峰時期島上有2000人居住,後來大部分遷到市區謀生。現時仍留在島上的居民,多開設士多或食店維生,招待假日來島旅遊的人士。小島的山頂有大片草地,供露營人士紥營,這裡可看到海天一色的美景,島上的天后廟始建於18世紀,當時的村民以天后廟為中心發展成村,除此還有塔門洞、疊石、龍頸筋、打浪排等自然景觀。

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