Wong Tai Sin Temple, Hong Kong (香港黄大仙庙)
Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong [Photo by Nanminxi/bbs.fengniao]
Wong Tai Sin Temple was established in 1921 and is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon. It is the most popular Taoist temple in Hong Kong as is also renowned among overseas Chinese in Southern Asia, Europe and America. It commemorates the famous monk Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born around 328AD and became a deity at Red Pine Hill in his later life. Locals believe that every earnest prayer for Wong Tai Sin will ensure that your every wish will come true. As a result, the temple welcomes an endless procession of worshipers who come to burn incense and pray.
Opening hours: 7:00 --17:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 1, 2F, 3 and 11, or take subway Kwun Tong Line to Wong Tai Sin.