Wong Tai Sin Temple
Wong Tai Sin Temple, built in 1973, is one of Hong Kong's most colorful and intense temples. Always busy, Wong Tai Sin is a major center for Daoist worship. The temple is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a mythical shepherd who had the power of healing. He is an extremely popular deity and his painting was brought from China in 1915 and moved to its current location 6 years later.
The main hall houses the image of Wong Tai Sin and often has crowds of people kneeling and praying, shaking bamboo fortune sticks to foresee the future. Behind the main hall is the Good Wish Gardens with pavilions, miniature waterfalls and carp filled ponds.
Fortunes are told at one of the many booths located by the main entrance of the temple. These clairvoyants (some speak English) can predict your future by reading palms, feet, face and astrological charts. There is also a Chinese herbalist located in the temple compound.