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Wong Tai Sin Temple

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Introduction to Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠)

Wong Tai Sin Temple was built in 1945; it is a famous historical site in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is one of the most famous and prestigious temple in Hong Kong, and this is also a must-go Hong Kong tourist spot. On the annual Lunar New Year's Day, the public will compete for the first incense. According to legend, enshrined Cinei Sin is "responsive ", and very efficacious. The temple is also the only one that can hold Taoist weddings in Hong Kong. Wong Tai Sin Temple formerly known as the Sese Yuen, founded in 1921, after decades of careful management, the entire temple is magnificent. The temple covers an area of 18,000 square meters,

Wong Tai Sin Temple worship route:
According to the staff’s introduction, Wong Tai Sin Temple’s building layout is strictly based on the five elements of Bagua principles. Flying Orioles Pavilion is gold, the Church is wood, Yuye pool is water, Yu Xiang Ting is fire, Zhaobi is earth. Therefore, tourists are generally started from the worship hall, divination is performed in front of the hall, the rest of the temple dedicated to the gods are relatively small , incense is much weaker than the Wong Tai Sin main hall.

Essential things about worship:
There are tips in the temple remind you the essential thing to worship are: incense, flowers, lights, water and fruit. Hong Kong people believe that as long as you offer flowers or incense, you will be able to get the attention of Wong Tai Sin, pray wish will be realized. In addition, the staff said that water is a good offerings too, because the principle of Taoism believe in nature and promote conservation. The precious and limited resources should be used for other places. As the number of incense, one and three and singular is the most appropriate.

Tour Activities:
1) See the temple complex.
2) Walk around and take photos.

   
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Location

No.2,Wong Tai Sin Chuk Yuen Tsuen Village, Kowloon District, Hong Kong

   
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Travel Information

Admission Fee:  no charge
Opening Hours: 7:00-17:30 (Mon); 9:00-16:00(Tue-Sun)
Best Time to Visit: all year round

   
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Transportation 

MTR Train: Take Kwun Tong Line and get off at Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2, then turn left and 5 minutes walks will be at Wong Tai Sin Temple.

   
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Travel Tips 

  • Better not visiting during Chinese holidays, for it will be extremely crowded then.
  • Website: http://www1.siksikyuen.org.hk/en/home
   

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