Wong Tai Sin 黃大仙

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 is interwoven with Wong Tai Sin District.

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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