Even though Hong Kong is one of the most popular business hubs in the region it has still preserved its cultural values which have a history that dates back to thousands of years. Among the concrete skyscrapers that overflow the cities of this country, you will be able to find religious buildings which still stand proud displaying totally different architectural methods comparatively.
Take a walk in the busy streets of Kowloon and observe the busy lifestyle of the locals as well as the foreigners. During your sightseeing journey you would come across a calm and soothing place which would be totally different from the neighboring buildings. This would be the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple which is a territory for three major religions in the country; which are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. This itself is a unique characteristic of this sacred site since people of different beliefs comes here together for worship. The building is definitely a beautiful site, created according to Feng Shui standards representing the five geomantic elements; wood, metal, fire, earth and water.
The meaning of the name of the temple too is very fascinating. The first Sik means save or spend less and the second means colorful things or human desire. When these two are out together it gives the meaning of Tranquility, Spirituality, Purification and Intuition. Each year during the 1st two weeks of January visitors pour into the temple to thank the immortal for answering their prayers. The entire temple would fill with the aroma of incense sticks and the lanterns hung all over the place create a magical look. The beautiful landscapes are soothing to the eye. Visit one of the fortune-telling stalls and get to know a bit of your future. The Nine-Dragon Wall and Three-Saint Hall are some of the sites that can be highlighted within the temple. Spend some quality time in this amazing and holy place and enjoy the tranquility it offers.
After enjoying an entire day on the street come back to Cosmo Hotel Mongkok, one of the most elegant Mongkok hotels. This hotel in Kowloon has all the necessary modern amenities and provides an impeccable service to all the guests.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.