A major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, the Wing Tai Sin Temple is a well-known shrine dedicated to the great Immortal Wong the Wong Tai Sin. Located on the Southern side of Lion rock north of Kowloon, the temple is famous for answering many prayers of its devotees.
There is an interesting story attached to the beginnings of this temple, although its history does not date back to so many years ago. It was built after 1921 when the original Wong Tai Sin altar was destroyed in a fire. The temple is now a Grade II historic building in Hong Kong. The temple has a Nine Dragon Wall modeled within it, following the one in Beijing. It also has a rich collection of Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist Literature along with a portrait of Confucius. The temple has a very interesting architectural style and is made of beautiful archways, red pillars and a grand golden roof.
The Chinese New year times sees a large increase in devotees who visit the temple. Glowing incense sticks in hand thousands of believers rush into the main altar on New Year’s Eve to worship Wong Tai Sin. Whether they come in search of a spiritual answer or to simply make a wish, the temple is clearly a place where prayers come true. A commonly seen tradition you come across here are the many people who come to thank the immortal for granting what they’ve wished for.
The temple opens at 7.00 am in the morning and charge a small fee at the entrance, Except for during Lunar New Year celebrations the temple closes at 5.30 Pm. Citadines Ashley Hongkong are Hong Kong serviced apartments that offer convenient and luxurious accommodation options in the heart of the city. If you are looking out for serviced accommodation Hong Kong look no further than these comfortable apartments that are well appointed with modern amenities and sophisticated surroundings. As you discover the city referred to as Asia’s world city, pamper your senses at a space that makes you feel right at home from the moment you walk through its doors.