Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. The 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) Taoist temple is famed for the many prayers answered: "What you request is what you get" (有求必應) via a practice called kau chim. The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.
In the early 20th century, Leung Renyan (梁仁菴) spread the influence of Wong Tai Sin from Xiqiao Mountain in Nanhai, Guangdong Province of China to Wan Chai in Hong Kong. Wong Tai Sin was obscure and largely unknown before Leung took it to Hong Kong.
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Y WANG | Mar 10, 2018
So many people. A nice temple with beautiful and serene backyard garden. Really enjoy the rituals of Buddhism and Confucianism, fortune telling and fengshui..... Interesting and new experience!
Jamie Gould | Feb 14, 2018
Very interesting temple to visit in Hong Kong. It is a very short walk from the nearest metro station and has free Wi-Fi. Great to walk around but is crowded with tourists and worshippers. This is a must see place to visit.
Lenn L. R. | Jan 12, 2018
This past trip was my first visit to Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. It was a spiritual experience to have been here. It is easy to find although we decided to just take a taxi, since we were not familiar with the MTR route.
Ty Villa | Nov 27, 2017
While stopping in Hong Kong we visited this place as it was recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed as it was an amazing place to see. There's a place to pray as well. We went there early in the morning so the place was not too busy.
Cindy Leong | Dec 20, 2017
An old temple amidst modern Hong Kong. Arrived at around 10am and it was crowded. We just do what everyone does and touched the dragon. Very interesting to see many tourists and locals goes there to pray.
Esti Pienaar | May 5, 2018
Beautiful temple. Be prepared for a lot of people - go early! There is no food at the temples but a big mall next to it. Beware of pick pockets. Not many signs in English
Subrata Das | Apr 13, 2018
One of the landmark temples if HK. Easily accessible by the MTR. Make some time to visit this place which is very popular amongst the younger generation who flock there to seek some fortune telling on their love life. A Super wide angle lense is a must for photography enthusiasts.
Sarah Watt | Apr 24, 2018
Always filled with people who have come to pay respect to chinese gods. The place is so beautiful closed to MTR Wong Tai Sin, just few minute walk.
Daniel K Elkin | Jun 20, 2018
Pleasant and serene except for holidays when it gets very, very busy. Picture older people pushing you to make their offerings, which is fair since it is an operating temple and not just a tourist site. Get your fortune read for a novel experience in the nearby complex.
Pornchai Supnithi | May 13, 2018
Magnificent temple with lots of people. It is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong and is certainly a place for worshipper. Right next to Wong Tai Sin station
BradJill Travels | Jun 6, 2018
One of the most famous and popular places to visit during Chinese New Year for local people is the Wong Tai Sin Temple where crowds mass in the thousands each day to make offering and pray for luck for the coming year. This is a very good temple attraction in Hong Kong to visit throughout the year. However, during CNY, it is an absolute spectacle. If you don't like crowds or waiting in a queue to enter a temple - stay away! If you don't mind queueing up for 30-45 minutes from outside the MTR station (next to the temple), slowing making your way into the main temple and then shoulder-to-shoulder crowds once you are inside, than Wong Tai Sin can be a very interesting and memorable experience during the CNY holiday. You will see incredible crowds, thousands of locals holding incenses and pinwheels as and the mass crowd snakes it way through the marked path, into the main temple, where large numbers are shaking joss stick cups and endless others are making offerings and prayers. It is a colourful and intense spectacle that some will really enjoy experiencing. In addition to the temple, its well worth visiting the Wish Garden behind the temple halls. This is a tranquil and well-manicured area with a artificial waterfall, river, turtle pond, pavilion, walking bridge and plenty of seating. Its a relief from the crowds in the main temple area during CNY and a delight to visit year round. There is a replica of the Nine Dragon Wall in the garden area. Unfortunately, we found this to be barricaded off and not available for visitation during our CNY visit this year. Not sure when this will be available for visitors to see but hopefully in the near future.
xs pk | Jun 22, 2018
Beautiful temple complex and serene water garden. Watch out for the crowds and the mosquitos.
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