Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

Local name林村許願樹 Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
LocationXiang gang Hong Kong, China

The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are a popular shrine in Hong Kong located near the Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po Village, Lam Tsuen. The temple was built around 1768 or 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty.

The two banyan trees are frequented by tourists and locals during the Lunar New Year. Previously, they burnt joss sticks, wrote their wishes on joss paper tied to an orange, then threw them up to hang in these trees. It was believed that if the paper successfully hung onto one of the tree branches, these wishes would come true.

This practice was discouraged by the authorities after 12 February 2005, when one of the branches gave way and injured two people.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam_Tsuen_wishing_trees

Official Website http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/attractions/nt-lamtsuen-wishing-trees.html

Address 9 Lam Tsuen Heung Kung Sho Road, Hong Kong SAR China

Coordinates 22°27'22.696" N 114°8'33.595" E

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