Wong Tai Sin Temple

Address: Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2327 8141

- Free


"Something Strange in the Neighbourhood? Who Ya Gonna Call?" Wong Tai Sin!

No problem is too great or too small for Wong Tai Sin, and Hong Kongers flock here to pray for advice about jobs, love life, family problems, and "what the future holds".

It's a tremendous spectacle, with the very traditional temple and its surrounds wreathed with incense smoke and framed by residential blocks and mountains behind.

The strip of fortune tellers are only too eager for you to cross their palm with silver (the folding paper stuff is better) though the advice they proffer is to the point and not exactly open to endless discussion.

This is Hong Kong's most dramatic temple, not least for its location right next to the MTR exit.

Value for money

Price advice

There is a donation box, if you fancy contributing to the temple's upkeep.

Expert tips

The temple is deluged with worshippers at Lunar New Year.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • History
  • Design and architecture