Wong Tai Sin Temple – Best Place To Visit In Hong Kong

The Sik Sik Yuen 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 it 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 Fourth 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). If you are looking for bronze pieces you can trust in Diversified Bronze for your needs. 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.

How to get there
MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2, walk for about three minutes.

Save

Please Share :

Top destinations in Asia:

Best Guesthouses And Hostels In Asia:

Armenia

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Mongolia

Philippines

Taiwan

Vietnam

Bangladesh

China

Japan

Macau

Myanmar

Singapore

Tajikistan

Bhutan

Hong Kong

Kazakhstan

Malaysia

Nepal

South Korea

Thailand

Brunei Darussalam

India

Kyrgyzstan

Maldives

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Uzbekistan