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Probably the most well-known and busiest temple in the city, Wong Tai Sin Temple was built in 1973 on the site of a previous temple. At this impressive temple, all Taoism and Confucianism are practiced.

Decorated in a riot of colors, Wong Tai Sin is an excellent example of a traditional Chinese temple. Unique details of the temple include red pillars, a golden roof adorned with blue friezes, yellow latticework and multicolored carvings. A traditionally carved granite archway separates the temple's two terraces, while the main hall is surrounded by doors and windows. Worshippers gather in the front courtyard. Other temples in the grounds are dedicated to Buddha and Confucius. Wong Tai Sin himself was a shepherd boy from Zhejiang province in China, who was thought to have mystical healing powers. Most people visiting the temple come to assess their fortune by using fortune sticks, and there are even some of English speaking soothsayers who can help visitors interpret the fortune sticks.

Wong Tai Sin Templesculpture in the templepeople praying


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