Temple Introduction


Fung Ying Seen Koon | Guangzhou Sanyuan Palace

Fung Ying Seen Koon


Fung Ying Seen Koon is located in Fanling, Hong Kong. It was founded by eighty Guangzhou Daoist disciples including Mai Xingjie, zhuchi of Guangzhou Sanyuan Palace. Fung Ying Seen Koon is the Quanzhen Longmen School temple and preserves series of valuable ritual instruments, paintings, ritual texts and scriptures. As one of the Quanzhen Temples with a long history, Fung Ying Seen Koon became one of the gathering places for the Daoist priests from Mainland in the previous century. In the past sixty odd years, well-known liturgy experts such as He Zhanling from Xiqiao Mountain of Nanhai, Hou Baoyuan of Ching Chung Koon in Hong Kong, and Deng Jiuyi have all studied Daoist scripture chanting and proliferated liturgy at Fung Ying Seen Koon, making the latter's Daoist music a classic example of the Quanzhen Daoist ritual music in Hong Kong.

Guangzhou Sanyuan Palace


Sanyuan Palace is a Quanzhen Longmen monastery with long history in Yingyuan Road, Guangzhou. According to the antique record, the predecessor of the Palace was named as Yuegang Yuan because it was located on the foot of Mount Yuexiu. It was founded by the official Baojing for her daughter in the purpose of self-cultivation and diagnosis in 319. In 1643, under the supports from local scholars, the construction was changed as Sanyuan Palace and worshipped the Three Officials in main hall. In 1700, the zhuchi of Chongxu Monastery in Mount Luofu, Du Yangdong was invited to Guangzhou to pray for rain and became the zhuchi of Sanyuan Palace. That also began the transmission of Quanzhen Longmen School in the monastery. Sanyuan Palace was an influential Daoist temple in the era of late Qing and the Republic of China. Its publications such as scriptures and ritual texts as well as the performance of rituals also affected the future developments of Daoist ritual music in Hong Kong and Macau. Many ritual texts which practiced by the Hong Kong Quanzhen Temples nowadays are originated from Sanyuan Palace.