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

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#5 of 66 in Historic Sites in Hong Kong
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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  • August 17, 2017
    I come here every time。 I visit Hong Kong to worship Wong Tai Sin, it's a nice place where everyone else come here for the same reason - to get his blessings! Don't be fooled into buying the worship t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Located away from the train station, please feel free to visit is the place. Some 30 minutes, and being so far away, so little spare time to visit and everything will finish the look.
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  • August 13, 2017
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  • July 2, 2017
    This place is just lovely. The temple part is beautiful. There is also a back garden area that wasn't very crowded when we were there, it's lovely. There are covered walkways, koi fish, plants, ponds, really pretty!!
  • June 1, 2017
    This is a very beautiful temple, but it is also quite a large tourist trap, so it's best to go outside of peak hours (go early or late, not midday). It gets very busy and trying to take a photo becomes difficult with the volume of other tourists. There's some nice gardens out back but again, try not to visit when there will be lots of people about, it really detracts from the temple itself which looks stunning.
  • March 19, 2017
    Undoubtedly a very beautiful temple, although not particularly old (less than a century since it was built). Red pillars, bronze statues impersonating the different Chinese zodiac signs and elaborate carvings are worth a visit. Avoid going there during Chinese New Year, festivities and weekends. I was there on a Sunday and with a trecherous weather, rain pouring, which made it really impossible to move around or properly see things, for the many people and with all the umbrellas shielding any good view...
  • May 1, 2017
    Here is one of the most respective temple of Hong Kong, you can easily come here by MTR, just find Wang Tai Sin station. In the event of Chinese New Year, there are crowded Chinese in Hong Kong come here to give their meditation pray and ask for their need in the coming year. Also wellknown of asking for love couple too.
  • March 5, 2017
    A very interesting combination, its a temple with very traditional Chinese style but it is surrounded by tall buildings. The front part of the temple is usually crowded with China tourist. You can consider going to the back side of it as the China tour group won't go there, it is a very nice and peaceful Chinese garden

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