Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wong Tai Sin Chinese Temple, Hong Kong


Visiting Hong Kong isn't just admiring at the modern structure of skyscrapers and the multimedia light show called, "A Symphony of Lights" at night but to be able to observe and participate in the local culture. There are many Chinese temples situated within the residential area in Hong Kong. Most of the Chinese temples offer facilities for the visitors to offer prayers in front of the God with burning intense sticks as well as searching for spiritual answer by practicing "kau cim" (Cantonese) or to seek their fortunes.  

How do you kau cim? Well, it is a very easy to learn even you are not a Buddhist. Firstly, you need to offer burning worship (intense) sticks in front of the God then, kneel down before the main altar of the God, with your question in your mind while shaking the bamboo cylinder with a bundle of bamboo sticks. Every bamboo stick carries a number. Shaking the cylinder until one of the bamboo sticks falls out and look for the number on the stick. Search for a fortune-teller stall and tell the soothsayer of the "indicated" number on the stick. The soothsayer will interpret the writings on a piece of a paper.

Wong Tai Sin Temple is the most famous temple attraction in Hong Kong which offers the fortune-telling of visitors' future. Nobody knows how accurate is the fortune reading as long as you have faith in yourself. 

 How to Get There?
Address: No. 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon

By MTR Subway Train: 
Get down at MTR Wong Tai Sin Station and Exit at B2. Follow the signage leading to Wong Tai Sin Temple.



The main entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple from the subway train station (MTR) at Kowloon, Hong Kong
The main entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple from the subway train station (MTR) at Kowloon, Hong Kong


Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac Statues display in front of the entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac Statues display in front of the entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac statues display outside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Some of 12 Chinese Zodiac statues display outside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


More dragons sculpture and statuus display outside of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
More dragons sculpture and statuus display outside of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple before heading to praying in front of the God and kau cim to read your fortune at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple before heading to praying in front of the God and kau cim to read your fortune at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The sculpture of dragons in the middle of the stairway of the front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The sculpture of dragons in the middle of the stairway of the front entrance of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Worshippers pay their respect to the God with intense sticks and search for a spiritual answer through practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Worshippers pay their respect to the God with intense sticks and search for a spiritual answer through practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The side view of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
The side view of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


A close view of visitors worship with burning intense sticks and practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
A close view of visitors worship with burning intense sticks and practicing kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The beauty of traditional Chinese Architecture concept of Wong Tai Sin Temple at Kowloon, Hong Kong
The beauty of traditional Chinese Architecture concept of Wong Tai Sin Temple at Kowloon, Hong Kong


Admiring at beautiful sculptured pictures in gold on the archway at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Admiring at beautiful sculptured pictures in gold on the archway at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Visitors praying in front of the God with burning intense sticks at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visitors praying in front of the God with burning intense sticks at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Visitors offer burning intense sticks in front of the God at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Visitors offer burning intense sticks in front of the God at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Practicing Kau Cim by shaking the container with fortune sticks with your question in your mind to kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Practicing Kau Cim by shaking the container with fortune sticks with your question in your mind to kau cim at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


Seeking any fortune-teller stalls to read the interpretation of the number from the fortune sticks which is fallen out at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Seeking any fortune-teller stalls to read the interpretation of the number from the fortune sticks which is fallen out at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Kowloon, Hong Kong


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