It is believed that Wong Tai Sin rescues the dying, heals the wounded, and punishes all evil. Taoists also believe that he has the power to grant whatever is requested of him. And for this reason I chose to leave the Intercontinental comfortable living room to adventure myself, alone ( nobody wanted to face the frantic crowd with me) to visit the particularly popular spot during the Chinese New Year and in celebration of the immortal Wong’s birthday, which is on the 23rd day of the eighth lunar month.
The stick, which bears a number, is then exchanged for a piece of paper which bears the fortune of the worshipper. A soothsayer will interpret the writings on the paper. Those whose prayers are answered often return to give thanks to Wong Tai Sin, whose picture can be found near the main altar.
The Wong Tai Sin Temple is constructed in traditional Chinese style. The temple boasts large, ornate red pillars and a magnificent gold roof. The roof is decorated with blue friezes, many carvings of various colors, and ornamental yellow latticework.Three memorial archways, which are a very common feature of classic Chinese architecture, can be found on the grounds of the temple. One is carved with the name of the temple.