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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

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Introduction to Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree (林村许愿树)

Located beside the Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories, the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree is a well-known sacred place for making wishes. The wishing trees are actually two banyan trees with a history of more than 200 years, which are regarded as gods by the local people. One tree, located in front of the Lam Tsuen Memorial Arch, is for success and wealth. The other one situated on the right of administrative office there is mainly for marriage and pregnancy.

People would make wishes by throwing joss paper tied to an orange known as “Bao Die” in Chinese. Traditionally, People can write their name and wishes on the paper. It is believed that if people can throw the “Bao Die” onto the tree and if it steadily hangs on one branch of the tree, their wishes will come true. With many successful stories, more and more Hong Kong citizens and people all over the world are attracted to go there and make wishes, especially during the Chinese Spring Festival.

In the past the trees hung with so many “Bao Die” that one of the branches fell down and many people were injured on 12th February, 2015. From then on, people were not allowed to throw “Bao Die” onto the trees any more, but nowadays local people and visitors can still pay a visit to the village and hang their wishes on the wooden racks beside the original wishing trees instead. The local government bought a new wishing tree from Guangzhou and invested 300 million in 2008 to protect the original broken trees and made an expansion and improvement on entertainment facilities.

   
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Location

Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories

   
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Main Sights

Tin Hau Temple,The Wishing Trees

   
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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 9:30AM -5:30PM

   
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Transportation 

1. You can take bus 64K or 64P at MTR Tai Po Station, and get off at Fong Ma Po Station.

2. It can also be reached by Minibus 25K.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

Tel: +852 2638 3678

Website: www. lamtsuen.com

   
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