I have to confess, I’m not a huge fan of the remodeled neo-traditional Chinese Temple architecture, but these garden pavilions Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠) in Hong Kong are quite inspiring in their colorful explosiveness.
Let’s shift things back to the SAR. As I will be leaving Hong Kong in a month and a half, I am trying to fit as many funtivities as possible into these short and busy few weeks. I took a half day trip to northern Kowloon last week to see some of the important religious sights. The one photographed above is the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. WOW that’s a mouthful! It is a brightly colored Daoist temple with a beautiful garden and yin & yang symbols everywhere. It is a great representation of a typical ornate Chinese temple. I jokingly dubbed this temple my abroad homestay - Imagine if I moved to Hong Kong and lived here in this Daoist temple rather than my HK Island flat. Can you imagine!?