upper edge of Wong Tai Sin Estate
Wong Tai Sin
Hong Kong, China
tel: +852 2320 2883
Hong Kong's most popular place of worship because of its reputed good blessings. Or wishes almost exclusively centered around money. People flock here to earn enough merit for a big win at the horse races, the lottery or any other windfall the powerful Wong Tai Sin, god of good fortune and healing, may bestow. Even if you aren't a temple fan, this really is the one to visit, simply to watch the crowds of devotees. It's a crowded, colorful spectacle and famed for its soothsayers Wong Tai Sin Temple was founded on the lower slopes of Kowloon Hills over half a century ago after a shepherd boy gained immortality through his good deeds and mystical healing powers. Tossing a bamboo can full of joss sticks and make offering of food or fruit, which isn't left behind because the god is never that hungry and no one wants good food to go to waste.