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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, Hong Kong

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The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are a popular shrine in Hong Kong located near the Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po Village, Lam Tsuen. The temple was built around 1768 or 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912).The two banyan trees are frequented by tourists and locals during the Lunar New Year. Previously, they burnt joss sticks, wrote their wishes on joss paper tied to an orange, then threw them up to hang in these trees. It was believed that if the paper successfully hung onto one of the tree branches, these wishes would come true.This practice was discouraged by the authorities after 12February 2005, when one of the branches gave way and injured two people. Instead, wooden racks are set up in place for joss papers to be hung while a period of conservation is imposed to help these trees recover and flourish.The Hong Kong Morris, a morris dancing team based in Hong Kong, dances at the Wishing Tree on 1May each year to celebrate the arrival of summer.
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  • There is nothing special about it, but every year, the calendars of the village will come to the traditional tradition of the Hong Kong tunnels in Lam Tsuen. The Lam Tsuen Licensing floor will be visible at the Dapu or Tai Wo train station at the bus stop at the nine 64K line. The car is approximately 15 minutes. Of course it will be the wish tree, and we all recommend the dispatch. Each may be sold at HK $25. In a few years, after the first of the year, a car cruise will stop at the stop. There are some stalls trafficking sell small food, such as tofu flowers, such as wheat cookies.
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  • Lam Tsuen is in the Sha Tin suburb. A minibus arrives. The car is not far away. There's a wish tree next to the temple. It's a historical scene. There are tofu flowers to eat beside.
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  • As a native for the third time here, in fact, to buy some small hand decorations, visitors may not necessarily visit the cooler, but the local characteristics, from the wish tree to the temple, traditional Chinese cultural treasures to the modern lock button. Nearby also has the simple human friendly small shop, eats the bowl tofu flower or the heart is also the choice which is not wrong.
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  • The only attraction in here is just the fake wishing tree. Once u have seen it, that is it. Nearby there isva temple and a few eating places. Going here during the weekend is way too crowded.
  • Something fun to do. Make a wish and throw your orange at a tree. Good backgrounds for pics and plenty of food.
  • Crowded, this place,had to be my every year's activity. Must go. Fun and make wishes to your loved ones and dearest friends. Many many many people during CNY.
  • Special arrangements for Chinese New Year. Parking is HKD 60 with two oranges with wishes included. There are food stalls and stalls selling seasonal goods. Good for 2 hour visit.
  • Lovely place. Positive vibes. Crowded but well secured coz a lot of policemen in the area. First aid booth are in the vicinity. Food stall are everywhere.
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