Hong Kong — Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wednesday morning. A long train ride to the east. And emerge from underground to find the Wong Tai Sin Temple, a major tourist attraction and important charitable group in Hong Kong.

The temple is Taoist.

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Wong Tai Sin Temple is a riot of color, and a mass of incense clouds.  I loved this visit!

People come to leave offerings of food and drink for the gods, or put food out . . . pray . . . and take the food home for a celebration.  I saw a whole cooked pig laid out at the front of the prayer area.

Incense sticks last about 30 minutes, but are removed after 15 minutes or so to make room for more.  The sticks are then burned in a a giant thurible, belching out more perfumed smoke.

The Good Wish Garden is a lovely place to spend some time, too.  And the turtles made for fun watching.

Portrait in the Good Wish Garden:

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From the temple proper:

From the Good Wish Garden:

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