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Wong Tai Sin Nestles Beneath Lion Rock

Wong Tai Sin is a district of north Kowloon, dominated by apartment blocks that occupy level land on the north of the Kowloon Peninsula, and rise to the foothills of peaks including Lion Rock. It's named after the Wong Tai Sin Temple, which is in turn named after a Taoist god - the Great Immortal Wong, aka Wong Tai Sin. Perhaps appropriately given the district's history, Wong Tai Sin has been referred to as the "God of Refugees".

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Wong Tai Sin Temple

templeWong Tai Sin Temple is large, extremely popular, abounds with traditional Chinese architecture and statues, and on busy days reeks of incense smoke. Yet though it seems an ancient place, the temple is less than a century old, and its history IQOption is interwoven with Wong Tai Sin District.

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Fung Tak Park

fung tak park dragon mosaicJust five to ten minutes' walk from Wong Tai Sin Temple, Fung Tak Park (鳳德公園) is a fun place to visit in Wong Tai Sin. It's a compact city park, with the design based on the Chinese classic story Journey to the West - known in the west as being the tale of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong.

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Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen 衙前圍村

nga tsin waiNga Tsin Wai Tsuen (衙前圍村) is today a rather ramshackle area of southern Wong Tai Sin District, flanked by high-rise apartment blocks. It is of historical significance, as it is the last remaining walled village in Kowloon, and has a history of over 650 years.

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Morse Park and the Cultural Garden

Morse Park (摩士公園) is one of Hong Kong's largest city parks, with an emphasis on sports facilities for local residents, including soccer pitches, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a skateboarding park. There are trees including palms, shrubs such as azaleas, grassy areas and flowerbeds - making it pleasant for strolling through.

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Fat Jong Temple

Fat Jong Temple (法藏寺) is one of the main Buddhist temples in Hong Kong. Set on the northern fringe of Wong Tai Sin, below green hillsides and right beside an electric station with a forest of pylons, it appears modern, spick and span, and colourful.

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Lion Rock

Viewed from many places to the south, Lion Rock has a profile like a gigantic resting lion. With its craggy, 495-metre summit soaring above north Kowloon, it is one of Hong Kong's most distinctive - and most impressive - natural landmarks. It's also a fine hill to climb, whether by following rough trails, or rock climbing routes.

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