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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Introducing Wong Tai Sin Temple, Wong Tai Sin Temple Guide, Wong Tai Sin Temple Travel Guide.
Article from Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Wong Tai Sin Temple's claim to "make every wish come true upon request" might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make Wong Tai Sin Temple as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.

The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born in the 4th century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill). In 1915, Taoist priest Liang Ren-an carried a sacred portrait of Wong Tai Sin from Guangdong in southern China to Hong Kong. Now housing this precious portrait, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is where worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance and fortune telling.

Feng Shui enthusiasts may notice structures representing the five geomantic elements: the Bronze Pavilion (metal); the Archives Hall (wood); the Yuk Yik Fountain (water); the Yue Heung Shrine (fire), where the Buddha of the Lighting Lamp is worshipped; and the Earth Wall (earth). Other areas of the complex include the Three Saints Hall, the Confucian Hall and the extravagantly colourful Good Wish Garden that is lavishly decorated with chinoiserie.

Quick Facts on Wong Tai Sin Temple

• Name: Wong Tai Sin Temple
• Location: Downtown Hongkong
• Phone: +852 28076543
• Dates: Built in 1945AD
• Best Time to Visit: September to February of the next year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 07:00-17:30; Closed on Monday
• Admission Fee: Free

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