Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Une_Bella
Sydney, Australia605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It was raining heavily the day I went. The rain & incense added an air of magic. Beautiful architecture & the waterfall T the back by Guan Yin statue is stunning & peaceful. Really enjoyed it!!
Written 20 May 2024
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The place is quite nice and there's free entrance. The place is a bit too turistic though. Remember to see the garden since it's quite nice.
Written 8 February 2024
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Stephanie O
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Was an interesting experience to visit this. It was busy in the main altar areas but the Good Wish Garden was very peaceful and relaxing, it was this that brought my rating from 3 to 4 stars. It's a bit confusing if you don't have much Chinese knowledge, we used Google translate a lot.
Written 12 January 2024
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore649 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
One of Hong Kong’s most beautiful, aesthetic and culturally significant heritage Taoist temple is none other than Wong Tai Sin temple. In some popular beliefs for tourists like us it is also a temple of Love, for those seeking their soulmates or partners in life. In fact, every time I visit Hong Kong, I must make sure to drop by this place. Dedicated to Wong Tai Sin or the Great Immortal Wong, this temple other than love is famous for What you request is What you get. Located on the southern side of Lion Rock in Northern Kowloon island. The easiest way to get here via public transport is thru MRT Wong Tai Sin station and its there just right outside.

The Temple complex is huge and massive encompassing a land area of 18K sqm together with its Main Altar it has also other smaller altars and has many intricate sculptures of Chinese Zodiac Animals, Dieties, etc. It has both indoor and outdoor parts and a couple of gardens and is free for public. Named after the Great Immortal Wong, a Taoist hermit from Jinhua during the Jin Dynasty. The temple is embodied by Chinese architecture with Ornate carved pillars, Red tiled roofs and colorful lanterns. At first glance, you will be greeted by a vivid archway of Red, Gold and Yellow with Chinese inscriptions called Jinhua Heritage Pai-fong, then there is a very detailed Black statue of a diety guarding the entrance. It is a massive multi-layered arched entrance with a very defined Chinese style multi-layered Red tiled roof with Dragons on top. Supporting the arches were stone pillars with Chinese inscriptions. This is the entrance that will lead you to the main altar and is a perfect spot to take your perfect memorable shot that you’re in this temple.

After entering the Jinhua, we were greeted by the huge Black stone polished sculptures of the Chinese Zodiac animals adorned with Red Ribbons on the left side area. I took a photo of them and most specially the Monkey, my animal zodiac birth year. As you move on to your left are counters where you could get free incense of all sizes for merits and offerings. To its right are the steps that will lead you to the Main Temple Altar. It was built in 1921 and have gone multiple renovations since then maintaining its utmost beauty, endearing presence and iconic status up to this date. As mentioned, it was a typical Chinese style temple with Red roof, Intricate carvings, 2 Dragons guarding the entrance and multiple Incense burners in front of them. One interesting thing I’ve noticed is that there are Red kneeling pads before the main courtyard where you could pray and offer merits. You could also do Kau chim or Chinese fortune sticks where you could pray and shake then for good luck depending on the number that fell. I offered my prayers and merits and tried my luck in Kau Chim and I got some lucky numbers hehe. There are traditional, colorful Chinese lanterns hanging on top up in synchronize rows up to the main altar. On each side of the courtyard are hallways that also leads to the main altar with ornate stone pillar carvings. For some reason, the main altar that day is closed to the public so we didn’t get a chance to get inside. The main altar enthrones Master Wong Tai Sin and the Monkey King on his left, his guardian.

After making our prayers and merits at the main altar we proceeded to the right side and were greeted by the colorful Yue Heung Pavilion which houses the Lamp-burning Buddha and Skanda, the Guardian God of Buddhism and a stone talisman to ward off evil spirits. Then we went to one of our main purpose visiting the temple - the Statues of Yuelao and Couples in front of a huge crescent moon. Built in 2011 to give all the lovers in the world marriage as well as good fortune for worshipers. To grant couple’s wishes like for us - we must tie the Red thread together with both hands in front of Yue Lao, who is the god of marriage and love.

There are still numerous shrines, altars and statues placed all over the temple grounds but we didn’t have the time to visit them all especially there’s quite a few people out there. But we’ve made our merits, offered our prayers and achieved our goals to pray, worship, reflect and thank Wong Tai Sin, Yue Lao and dieties for the all blessings, good merits and most specially love we achieved in this life. Together with our memorable and special photos and videos on this beautiful and serene temple grounds this is truly a must visit. For those looking for good fortune, wanting to achieve their wishes and dreams and most specially finding Love and your soulmate then do visit Wong Tai Sin or Sik Sik Yuen if you go to Hong Kong, you will feel totally complete and cleansed with just all the happy memories and positive vibes surrounding once you visited the temple.

See you soon Wong Tain Sin temple, our temple for good fortune, happiness, kindness and eternal love!!! :=) Do Ze!!!
Written 10 December 2023
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csabadapp
Brasov, Romania195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I loved looking at people praying. This was all new to me, never been in a place like this.

The garden next to it is so nice and quiet. There is a mall next to it too, if you are interested
Written 17 October 2023
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Amy Jiang
Greater London, UK2,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We've been to the nearby Nan Lian Garden before and really enjoyed it, so decided to visit this place before especially as areas around Wong Tai Sin have improved significantly.

At the entrance we were greeted with a beautiful archway with dragons that everyone was touching for good luck, entry is free but there are suggested donations as you make your way up to the Zodiac plinths with monks of each adorning animal and offering locations for each of them. I like how there was an escalator there to make it more accessible, though it did detract from the scenery somewhat haha.

Inside were there main praying temples, but there was also a sight where one could pay different rates of money to perform different services with a specific god, including going inside with money and some other offerings and giving it to the god who would then bless you. There were also a substantial number of small vendors selling incense and other offering related items which was a bit odd as it felt a bit like a hawker market then an actual temple despite the numerous people praying at the sites themselves. The temples were very nice, but there was certainly a notion of paying for any of their services repeatedly and lots of extra additional options.

Furthermore, upon walking further into the temple the place became less of a temple and more of a construction yard. A significant proportion of the nearby space had been completely cleared and was in the process of building new 'living quarters' but looked more like regular accomodation in those temporary office site blocks though this was six months ago now. The cover photo for this place, whilst beautiful, has just been done with some cheap paint and upon clearer inspection has clearly been done very shoddily with smudges everywhere and a lack of care towards the intricate designs like the ones at Nan Lian Nunnery or other temples I've been to in HK or in China. It was very disappointing to see it beautiful from afar only to see the smudges up close and that it was made out of some cheap material rather than using the old methods without using nails for Far East Asian ancient architecture.

Finally, an entire section that was made to look very appealing was most likely being cleaned out, but there was no notice of this occurring and instead the water and waterfall where water would have come out through was completely barren. The whole area felt unfinished as if we were walking in somewhere we weren't meant to and a whole part of the back area seemed incomplete, as we also stumbled across some workers or there are routine staff smoking in the back wearing casual clothes in a pile of construction.
Written 28 June 2023
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam968 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
It was easily reached via Exit B3 - MTR Wong Tai Sin. The temple was famous for prayers. We enjoyed wandering and enjoying the beautiful structures and landscape in and around the temple.
Written 16 June 2023
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Karlusia
Warsaw, Poland1,022 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Wong Tai Sin Temple 🤩
One of the most beautiful temples in Hong Kong 🤩
This is a beautifully colorful Taoist temple in the city center with a beautiful Wishing Garden right next to it, where we can rest.
The temple was built in 1921 according to the principles of feng shui and considered a source of happiness.
It combines Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
During the war, miracles happened in the temple, so the residents strongly believe in the healing power of the temple.
Place must see in Hong Kong 🤩
Written 16 June 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States7,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
My coworker took me this temple which was quite busy due to the new year but also due to its reputation that all prayers would be answered.

First stop was to rub the feet of one of the two the dragons at the entrance.

We rode the escalator up and encountered statues of all the Chinese Zodiac characters. Beyond them were the fortune tellers and there were so many of them with people lined up seeking their advice.

The main temple area was also packed with people burning offerings or in the courtyard shaking their fortune sticks until one popped out.

One of the more unusual feature of this temple was the room with gold leaf covered statues. You pay for the gold foil, queue up and then enter this room to apply it on any of the statues under the watchful eyes of priests. The gold leaf was even ISO certified and I just wondered how much was actually applied over the years.

In the back was a replica of the Beijing Summer Palace. The shade helped cool things down and many people were there to sit and talk or watch their kids run around.

There were many other parts of the temple that we did not get to see or experience but maybe on a return visit.
Written 7 May 2023
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Flybug_2012
Singapore, Singapore636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Post Covid, almost all Chinese crowd to this place. Whether you praying for marriage, family harmony, wealth, health, career, sight seeing or even fortune telling, go for it. This old lady fortune teller is 94 years old. Try her out.
Written 18 February 2023
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