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“Very popular temple for both locals and visitors to Kowloon”

Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple)
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US$79.00*
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Half-Day Coach Tour of Kowloon and New Territories
Ranked #41 of 815 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very popular temple for both locals and visitors to Kowloon”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Easy to get to by MTR, a few stops north of TST. On every visit to HK I pop by and pay my respects by burning a few incense sticks. There are a few classic temple buildings, a garden and pond with fish, a pretty selection of bonsai trees - and some rather tacky tourist shops and fortune tellers that I avoid! See my pics.
A very 'Chinese' place to visit, avoid busy days like Sunday.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Authentic local experience”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

While a little off the beaten path, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is easy to reach by MTR. Once there, you'll be surrounded by the fragrant smell of burning incense and the sight of faithful believers rocking back and forth, shaking sticks, and praying. The architecture and colors are amazing. When I was there, I was the only Westerner, and I enjoyed being somewhere that was filled with locals instead of tourists.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Excellent place to visit when in Hong Kong. You can get your fortune told. Light a incense stick, purchased onsight. Very crowded and busy. True chinese experience. Zen atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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“A must for sightseeing in Hong Kong”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

It is certainly worth visiting in Hong Kong. The temple consists of a few separate buildings and gardens. It is smaller than guide books show.

Visited June 2014
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“Forget it, spend your day in a better place.”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The place can be found when you step out of the MTR. It was a scorching hot day, and the place was over ran by PRC tourists. It was a horrible experience for us. Hot and noisy! The nearby mall was also a total let down. Can't even find a proper fast food there! We quickly ran out of its vicinity, and went else where asap.

Visited June 2014
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