Buddhism and Taoism have large numbers of adherents in Hong
Kong. These adherents worship according to their individual purposes
at temples and shrines spread throughout the HKSAR. Some of the
temples are old while others are quite new, and built in the style
of traditional Chinese architecture.
RELIGIOUS freedom is one of the fundamental rights enjoyed by Hong Kong
residents. It is protected by the Basic Law and the relevant legislation.
The various religious traditions practised in Hong Kong embrace, among
others, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism,
Sikhism and Judaism. All of these traditions have a considerable number
of adherents. Apart from offering religious instruction, many major religious
bodies have established schools and provide health and welfare facilities.