Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong

Why is Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong so Special?

Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. The 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) Taoist temple is famed for the many prayers answered: “What you request is what you get” via a practice called kau chim. 

Where is Wong Tai Sin Temple?

The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.

How to Get There?

  • MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2, walk for about three minutes.
  •  Take bus 11c, 211, n26 to Wong Tai Sin Temple.
  • Take bus a29, a29p, e22a, e22c, e22p, or e22s to Wong Tai Sin Station, Lung Cheung Road.

History of Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong

This temple is to commemorate the famous monk Huang Daxian (also known as Huang Chuping), who was born in Heng Mountain (Hongsong Mountain) in the fourth century. In 1915, Liang Ren a, a Taoist, took Wong Tai Sin’s sacred portrait from South China in Guangdong Province to Hong Kong. Now, the temple of Wong Tai Sin is the location of this precious portrait, where worshippers pray for good luck through worship, divine guidance and fortune telling.


The temple consists of traditional Chinese architecture with red pillars, a gold roof with blue friezes, yellow latticework and multi-coloured carvings.

There is a Nine-Dragon Wall modelled after one in Beijing. Some of the halls include the Great Hall  and the Three-Saint Hall . The Three-Saint Hall is dedicated to Lü Dongbin, Guan Yin, and Lord Guan. Containing a portrait of Confucius, the Taoist temple has a collection of Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist literature.

There are also three memorial archways in the temple, with the first carved with the name of the temple at the entrance. The second memorial is along past the fortune-telling stalls, and the third one further ahead.

Useful Travel Tips

1.Opening Hours: 07:00 ~ 17:00

2.Entrance Fee: Free

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