Chinese New Year in Hong Kong: 3 Temples to Visit

On Chinese New Year in Hong Kong (that is 18 February 2015 this year), people make their way to the shrine to light incense and pay respect to their ancestors:

1. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple remains the most popular as it is believed to “make every wish come true upon request.” 2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon (MTR Wong Tai Sin Station, Exit B2).

2. Che Kung Temple on Sha Tin’s riverbank honours a powerful military commander. Incidentally, Che Kung’s festival coincides with the second day of the Chinese New Year. Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories (MTR Che Kung Temple Station, Exit B).

I walk down the stairs on the right everyday on my way to work!

3. Most conveniently located is the Man Mo Temple, a characterful tribute just off the SoHo dining district. You’ll smell the quintessential incense smoke before you see it. 124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island.

Featured photo actually taken at Ching Shu Hin in Tin Shui Wai

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