MAN MO TEMPLE
Stroll down Hollywood Road, enter a Ming dynasty-style entrance, and step into another world. This red lantern–lit temple is dedicated to Man, the god of literature, and Mo, the god of war, two deities that have been worshipped throughout Chinese history. The god Man was particularly popular with hopeful students wishing to pass the Confucian-inspired civil service examinations that formed the cornerstone of ancient Chinese society. The temple is saturated with smoke from huge incense coils, and the burning of paper money, creating an exotic scene.