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People believe that a giant banyan tree outside the Tin Hau Temple can make...

People believe that a giant banyan tree outside the Tin Hau Temple can make wishes come true.

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To the western world it looks "tacky" but enjoy it for what it's trying to do (but it's very very busy)

This is on the Chinese New year must do list.....if you can battle through the crowds and you have plenty of time you will have fun. It's a long journey from central hong kong... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many Hong Kongers believe that writing their wish on a piece of paper, crunching it into a ball and tossing it at a tree. They believe that the higher the branch the joss paper ball lands on and stays (pray there's no wind), the more likely their wish will come true. This is especially popular with new couples (newly weds)... More 

Thank Solomon L
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot ot tourists miss the Lam Tsuen wishing tree because there is few reviews on this landmark. It is very famous landmark in Hong Kong and a lot of people come in Lunar New Year as part of tradition. You may throw the orange with your wish on the tree. You may also visit the temple nearby to experience... More 

Thank davidlamtraveller
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is on the Chinese New year must do list.....if you can battle through the crowds and you have plenty of time you will have fun. It's a long journey from central hong kong and when you get there it looks very strange but don't worry about then sellers...just head to the tree and but a card and orange ....fill... More 

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lam Tsuen's famous wishing tree cannot take the weight of all the prayers and wishes people hang on to it. Now they have a plastic tree that you can hang things on. There are also many local souvenir shop and a "Famous" tofu place. Apparently its very busy on festive days but to me its just a tree that is... More 

Thank gzau
Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The 2nd day of CNY is the tree visit day. The original was damaged from the weight of the oranges thrown up at it to secure the wishes. The replacement you can throw at your heart's desire. Massive traffic on the 2nd and the viallagers have a hayday from the parking charges.

Thank HKeater
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This little temple area is a bit of a trek out of the city.The minute we approached the temple, some cute little old ladies grabbed us and practically forced us to buy and light incense- but it was an experience. They tried to teach us how to pray properly and after living in Asia for over a decade, I was... More 

Thank Autumn P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Apparently the real tree was cut down, so now there is a plastic tree and plastic oranges to throw at the tree. Still, I found HKD500 so I will not complain ... And I even did not wish for money! Local food is very nice and cheap. Ladies at the entrance rather annoying, but we just ignored them. Easy to... More 

Thank Xeanette D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Hard to get to - dilapidated city, scammers everywhere. One of the ladies took $60HKD and was very deceiving. We kept asking if what we were buying was to toss onto tree and she kept saying "yes - you will hang these later." We went through a whole bunch of incense burning, etc. and when we got to the last... More 

Thank ZA2008
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ever had a dear wish you wanted to come true. Just write it on a piece of paper and hang it on the board or toss and orange up the Wishing Tree. Located in the new territories, the locals believe that the tree grants your wish. The tree looks very beautiful with the bright oranges contrasting with the green leaves.... More 

Thank TAIN2013
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

the temple is busy & on holidays there are vendors setup to sell street food & produce, but it'll be crowded! The wishing tree is reachable by city bus or by train to Tai Wo station & then walking 15 min.

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