Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Wishing Tree

The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are one of the popular shrines in Hong Kong. They’re located near the Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po Village, in Lam Tsuen. The two banyan trees are visited by tourists and the locals during the Lunar New Year. Previously, they burnt joss sticks, wrote their wishes on joss paper tied to an orange, then throw them up to hang in these trees. It was believed that if the paper successfully hung onto one of the tree branches, their wishes will come true.

But the trees are a little sick now,so throwing oranges at them is discouraged. Instead, people hang their wishes on a board beside the trees.

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