Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

Price guide: Free

Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Price guide: Free

Wishing Tree
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By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#15 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

Fun and folklore at this magical Hong Kong spot.

Time was, you could write your wish on a piece of joss paper, attach the paper to an orange, and bung the whole caboodle into one of the banyan trees here. If the orange stuck in the branches, your wish would come true. Simple, huh?

Victims of their own popularity, the banyan trees started to fall to bits, spectacularly so in 2005 when a branch crashed onto the heads of two passers-by.

In stepped the government and erected wooden racks for visitors to post their wishes on. Still, this hasn't really detracted from the ambience, and I always take visitors here if we are up in the New Territories.

Expert tips: 
The place is swarming with wish-makers at Lunar New Year.

More information on Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Landmark / monument, Natural wonder, Religious site
Address:
Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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