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Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), Hong Kong

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Popular for its claim to make wishes come true, Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple) hosts three religions including Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Its traditional Chinese-style architecture features red pillars and golden roofs intricately decorated with carvings, latticework, and friezes. Participate in an old custom by praying, which involves lighting incense sticks, kneeling before the main altar, and making a wish. When you are finished, look for cylindrical containers holding numbered sticks. Shake the container until a stick falls out, and find your fortune paper corresponding to the number. Make Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple) a centerpiece of your Hong Kong vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hong Kong itinerary builder.
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  • Near MTR station with the same name is this temple. Select a weekday to get here, otherwise it's too much people. The incense is heavy around the visitors. You can join the trail and watch how to carry their devotions. Outside the temple, there are many vendors of cocks (it's the Rooster year this year) and other embellishments.
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  • We have been here before so I can recommend a visit. It was however bedlam at Chinese New Year with an "interesting" experience of good natured Chinese crowds pushing their way so that they could offe...  more »
  • 著名地標及有歷史的道教廟宇,全年任何時候都香火鼎盛。雖然經多番改建,歷史味已所剩無幾,但初次來港者絕對值得一遊。 
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  • An expansive, magnificent temple complex! Lots of temples and memorials to check out. There are also actual prayer rituals taking place while tourists flood other parts of the complex. I suggest that you do a bit of research and download a map before visiting the place for a much better appreciation. Always remember to treat the place with utmost respect so wearing appropriate clothing would be great. There is a mall right beside the complex.
  • One of the most iconic Chinese worship place in Hong Kong, best for worship, photo and feel and learn the culture.
  • I love the statue of a girl, a boy and somewhat a priest where local people pray and tie red string to the rope connected to the 3 statues. I asked someone why are people praying in front of the statues and what is it all about. A girl explained that it is about the priest introducing the 2 couple represented by the rope and people pray for them to meet their partners... something like that but it's really interesting.
  • A traditional place in Hong Kong. The transportation is easy, 1 min walk from MTR station. Every beginning of Chinese New Year, people will queue to get the first place of worshipping God, symboling good start of the year!
  • Nice organized temple. Can be very busy on weekends and holidays.