Tin Hau Temple Tours – Hong Kong, China
Tin Hau Temple
About this place
Tin Hau Temple is one of Kowloon’s oldest temples. It is dedicated to Tin Hau, the goddess of seafarers. It is located a few blocks northeast of the Jade Market . Like many other Chinese temples, incense and crowds of worshippers cause jovial congestion. An incense spiral that should burn for 10 days costs HK$130.
Inside the temple you will witness many worshippers shaking a tube of fortune sticks in front of the goddess Tin Hau. The fortune sticks are also known as ’chim’. Seeking the will of God by using the fortune sticks is called ’kau chim’ (’kau’ means request). There are altogether 100 chim sticks contained in the tube which is usually made of bamboo. Shake the tube until one chim stick falls out. According to the number on the stick in combination with your date of birth, a fortune-teller can make predictions based on numerology.
You will find a long row of fortune-tellers through the last doorway on the right from the main entrance of the temple. Signs indicate which fortune-tellers speak English (which means you have no excuse for not trying!).
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Also see these nearby attractions:
Jade Market and Jade Street
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We saw many local people, especially old ladies they burn some incense first then go to have a Chim, then ask their fortunate for themselves or for their family. Some people think it`s kind of suspicious, but i think it`s their culture, and it`s really cool sometimes because they will tell something will real happen in the futu...read more