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The greatly esteemed Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of the most renowned temples in the city of Hong Kong, attracting a steady stream of devotees as well as sightseers. The architecture and design elements of this shrine are typical of grand Chinese temples, featuring splendid golden roofs decorated with friezes, imposing red pillars, yellow lattice work and eye-catching colourful carvings.
Wong Tai Sin Temple boasts many fascinating features of interest, with pride of place going to the splendid Grand Hall. Apart from this resplendent hall other highlights include the Sansheng Hall as well as the Good Wish Garden. Another interesting feature is the temple’s memorial archways which are three in number. The first of these stands just outside the shrine compound and is engraved with the temple’s name. As visitors proceed through the compound they will encounter the other memorial archways. These distinctive structures are considered to be a representative element of typical Chinese architectural motifs.
Not to be missed is the imposing Nine Dragon Wall which is in fact a reproduction of the feature of the same name in Beijing. In similar fashion the Good Wish Garden is a miniature replica of the Summer Palace in Beijing.
Many devotees come to this renowned shrine to have their fortunes told. Generally these worshippers light sticks of incense, kneel at the principal altar, make their wish, and carefully shake a cylinder full of fortune sticks so that one drops out. The soothsayer then provides the prediction according to the fortune stick which falls out. Many worshippers from Hong Kong frequent this well-known shrine.
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