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Wong Tai Sin Temple
Type: Religious Sites
This well-known attraction was built in 1973 and is still one of the most active Buddhist temples in the city. The lush gardens, with their waterfalls, ponds and pavilions, inspire numerous... Read More
This well-known attraction was built in 1973 and is still one of the most active Buddhist temples in the city. The lush gardens, with their waterfalls, ponds and pavilions, inspire numerous photographs. Be sure to wander through the arcade, where a palm reader will tell your fortune. Some will even do it in English. Named for a shepherd boy who was said to have mystical healing powers, this temple still has a magical feeling. Wong Tai Sin is deluged at Lunar New Year, usually late January or early February, when large swathes of the population come to worship and get an idea of what the year ahead holds for them.
Wong Tai Sin Street,Kowloon
- Temple: Daily 7am-5pm
- Garden: Daily 8am-5pm
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Find out what the future holds here at Hong Kong's most romantic temple.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: As well as the temple itself, there are ample grounds to wander around.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Although it's on the northern fringes of Kowloon, Wong Tai Sin Temple has a real air of calm and peace.