Video and Model Details
- 1 Video and Model Details
- 2 Renders
- 3 Hong Kong China Temple Wiki
- 3.1 Description
- 3.2 History
- 3.3 Presidents
- 3.4 Details
- 4 Sources and Links
The Hong Kong China Temple (Chinese: 中國香港聖殿, pronounced Zhōngguó xiānggǎng shèng diàn), formerly the Hong Kong Temple, is the 48th operating temple. The temple serves church members from parts of India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Mongolia, Guam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Micronesia, Majuro, and Indonesia.
Search for a site had begun in spring of 1991 with several sites being looked at. Finding a site on which to build had been difficult, especially given the high cost of real estate in the area. After an exhausting day looking at locations on 25 July 1992, then Elder Hinckley was unsettled about what to do. He was unable to sleep until a distinct impression came to him that they already had the needed property where the mission home and chapel currently stood, and the temple could be built by placing it into the top floors of a multi-story building. He arose the next morning with that thought in his head and sketched the design of the temple on a piece of paper. The design used the upper floors for the temple, and lower floors for replacement facilities for the Mission home, Chapel, and other offices.
On 3 October 1992, then-First Counselor in the First Presidency Gordon B. Hinckley, announced plans to build a temple in the Hong Kong. The Temple was announced in conjunction with temples for Hartford Connecticut (Later changed to Boston and White Plains) and Mount Timpanogos Utah Temples.
Ground for the Hong Kong Temple was broken on 22 January 1994 by Elder John K. Carmack of the Seventy.
An open house was held for the Hong Kong China Temple 7-21 May 1996. During that 13 day time period about 13,000 people attended.
The Hong Kong China Temple was the 48th temple dedicated. At the time of its dedication there were 5 other temples under construction (St. Louis Missouri, Mount Timpanogos Utah, Preston England, Vernal Utah, and Bogota Colombia) and another 9 temples announced awaiting ground breaking.
|Temple President||Years Served|
|President Richard F. Lee||2016–|
|President Chung H.P. Wong||2013–2016|
|President John M. Aki||2010–2013|
|President Charles W. H. Goo||2007–2010|
|President Kwok Yuen Tai||2004–2007|
|President Jerry D. Wheat||2001–2004|
|President W. Brent Hardy||1998–2001|
|President Kat Hing Ng||1996–1998|
Because of the land shortage in the territory, the temple was ‘built up’ instead of ‘spreading out’. The six-story building houses the temple, a chapel, mission offices, and living quarters for the temple president and several missionaries. The ground floor level of the temple is comprised mostly of a large outdoor courtyard that sits under the bulk of the temple. This method of land usage has since been repeated with the design of the Manhattan New York Temple.
The Hong Kong Temple has a total of 21,744 square feet (2,020.1 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
Spires and Moroni
|Placed||12 December 1995|
Individuals and Contractorsr
|Architect||Liang Peddle Thorpe Architects|
Sources and Links
- Temple at LDS.org(official)
- Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
- Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
- Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
- Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
- Temple at Wikipedia
- Monte J. Brough and John K. Carmack, “How the Hong Kong Temple Came to Be,” Ensign, December 2006, Accessed 23 May 2017.↩
- Sheri L. Dew, “Go Forward With Faith: The Biography of President Gordon B. Hinckley,” p.481.↩
- Gordon B. Hinckley, “Sustaining of the Church officers” LDS.org, 3 October 1992. Accessed 22 May 2017.↩
- “Ground Broken for Temple in Hong Kong”, Ensign, April 1994. Accessed 22 May 2017.↩