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WONG TAI SIN

Wong Tai Sin District is the only landlocked district of the city. The district has the least educated residents with the lowest income, the oldest residents and the second highest population density.

Wong Tai Sin temple
Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of the most renowned temples in Hong Kong and also enjoys great reputation overseas.

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Wong Tai Sin temple

Wong Tai Sin District contains the areas of Diamond Hill, Wang Tau Hom, Lok Fu, Chuk Yuen, Wong Tai Sin, Tsz Wan Shan, Fung Wong, Choi Hung and Choi Wan. It includes many public housing estates. Over 85% of the district's residents live in public-built housing.

In year 2006, majestic ancient rituals have marked Wong Tai Sin Taoist temple's 85th anniversary.
Wong Tai Sin temple
Wong Tai Sin temple

Everyday hundreds of worshippers, loaded with offerings of flowers, fruits, chicken, roast pork and joss-sticks, come to Wong Tai Sin Temple to have their wishes fulfilled.

Wong Tai Sin temple
Worshippers also seek advice from the Chinese god on issues in their lives using fortune sticks. Worshippers shake bamboo containers holding 100 numbered sticks until one of them falls out. They then get an ancient poem correlating to the number on the stick and can pay someone from the fortune-telling arcade next to the temple to decipher the allusions in the poem.
Wong Tai Sin temple

Due to the increasing number of worshippers and mainland tourists, there are more than 160 stalls selling offerings and many fortune tellers.

People ask advice about things such as their health, business and relationships.
Wong Tai Sin temple
Wong Tai Sin temple
Wong Tai Sin temple
Wong Tai Sin temple attracted more than 2.5M visitors in 2002, increasing to 3.4M and 4.7M in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
Wong Tai Sin temple


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