Petit Futé's opinion on TIN HOW TEMPLE
A discreet door, four floors to mount: there is the oldest Chinese temple in the United States. Founded in 1852 by sailors who wanted to make life in San Francisco, this sanctuary is dedicated to Tin How, the sky goddess and protector of travellers at sea. The interior is lined with red and gold decorations hanging on the ceiling and oranges are scattered up to the magnificent balcony overlooking the city. Old Chinese women prepare offerings and burn from incense to sounds of Chinese drums. You are welcome, but remain discreet. Do not hesitate to take a numbered vow in the entrance or a stick of incense to make them burn as offering. A place over time.
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Opening time and information on TIN HOW TEMPLE
Open every day from 10am to 4pm. Envisage a donation of 1 or US$2.