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Wong Tai Sin Temple

2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
852-23278141
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Ranked #48 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Hong Kong’s most famous Taoist temple exemplifies the architecture of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Hong Kong’s most famous Taoist temple exemplifies the architecture of a traditional Chinese temple, and is a popular place of worship for those with health or business problems or for those seeking to have their fortunes told.
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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

So this was rated one of the top 10 places to visit in Hong Kong by the tourism board, and we weren't dissapointed. Though it was quite far from our hotel (Holiday Inn Golden Mile) and had to go through multiple MTR stations to reach there, we were greeted by a colourful temple. Surely a bit crowded, but it was... More 

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38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Compared to many temples in areas such as Thailand, Taiwan etc this is small and boring. If your in the area have a look but it didn't impress me at all. It's free!

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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wong Tai Sin is by far the best attraction in HK in my opinion. It's very small, but so is most of everything else in HK. The beautiful zen fountain is sublime, and the temple itself is really gorgeous especially with the red and yellow Chinese lanterns which makes it all the more picturesque. You can feel the magic once... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Definitely a must-see. The one place where Buddhism, followers of Confucius, Taoism, and fortune-telling are all represented. Statues, gods, turtles, incense, and lucky sticks. Beautiful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

So as you have guessed, there are a HUGE amount of temples in Hong Kong & China & across Asia. This temple is one of the more famous ones and people flock there from all over asia to pay their respects by lighting incense sticks. The incense sticks sold by the vendors around the temple are about 1000% inflated compared... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Coming from Thailand, going to Wong Tai Sin temple felt like home. There were Thai people everywhere and even many of the people selling worship paraphernalia spoke Thai. Make sure you buy the incense sticks before you walk into the main temple area. There are 3 main places to pray and place incense sticks - so your sticks should be... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wong Tai Sin temple is one of the largest temples in Hong Kong. Many believers donate money, flowers, food and joss paper to the temple. Years ago, this temple even prescribe Chinese medicine for their believers. This temple is the only one temple with a beautiful garden in Hong Kong. Even if you are not a believer, you can go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We caught the train from tsim sha tsui, changed at mong kok and caught the green line to Wong tai sin. The temple is literally across from the station. There were a few people there, but hey this is Hong Kong. Take your time, be patient and you get your photos. Be sure to explore all areas, it is deceiving.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Most people believe that thus temple have a very accurate fortune for relationship. So is a must do thing to go pray for it when visit. The temple is swam with mainland tourist, try to advoid them. There are quite a few fortune tellers there,just pick any that u think is good and get your fortune read.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Daoism is practiced by 70% of Chinese people and this is a must see Temple to experience it. The Temple features many areas, water ponds and even a bazaar. Most who attend are Chinese and practice by lighting incense, shaking out a single stick of 100 onto the ground to find their lucky number and then visit a fortune teller.... More 

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