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Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple © wiredtourist.com
Wong Tai Sin Temple © wiredtourist.com

This grand Taoist temple is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a legendary hermit who reputedly had healing powers and could foretell the future. A number of fortune tellers ply their trade here, offering palm and face reading. The ornate temple's red pillars, gold ceilings and decorative latticework are in the traditional Chinese style, and it's usually full of floral offerings and visitors burning incense or praying. The temple also has a lovely adjacent park called the Good Wish Gardens, a peaceful green spot with waterfalls tumbling over rocks.

Address: 2 Chuck Yuen Village, Kowloon

Transport: MTR to Wong Tai Sin, exit B

Opening times: Daily 7am to 5.30pm, gardens closed on Mondays.

Admission: Free (donations welcome)