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By The Loop HK Staff | November 21st, 2017

Dedicated to Wong Tai Sin — or the Great Immortal Wong, a Taoist deity of healing and a former monk — this temple’s claim to fame is its propensity to answer prayers asked in the kau cim (or shaking a cylinder full of fortune-telling sticks) tradition. The temple was founded when a Taoist priest carried Wong’s portrait from Guangdong to the the temple building in 1915. Now, visitors come to pray for good fortune — especially during Chinese New Year — or simply admire the natural scenery and the temple’s distinctive Chinese architecture. Though named for a Taoist deity, the temple is also visited by Buddhists and Confucianists.

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