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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

Tai Po, Hong Kong, China
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People believe that a giant banyan tree outside the Tin Hau Temple can make wishes come true.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The real thing which I saw about 17 years ago has been so damaged by the wishing ritual that it's falling apart and being propped up by crutches. In its place is a fake tree...

Thank angelaymlau
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wishing tree is very famous in Hongkong. But in 365days, there're only two weeks full of people. The first 15 days for Chinese New year. Full of Chinese New year mood. People willing to pay USD 3 to buy for a wish. Actually it's no...More

Thank Catherine Chan C
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Many Hong Kongers believe that writing their wish on a piece of paper, crunching it into a ball and tossing it at a tree. They believe that the higher the branch the joss paper ball lands on and stays (pray there's no wind), the more...More

Thank Solomon L
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A lot ot tourists miss the Lam Tsuen wishing tree because there is few reviews on this landmark. It is very famous landmark in Hong Kong and a lot of people come in Lunar New Year as part of tradition. You may throw the orange...More

Thank davidlamtraveller
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is on the Chinese New year must do list.....if you can battle through the crowds and you have plenty of time you will have fun. It's a long journey from central hong kong and when you get there it looks very strange but don't...More

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Lam Tsuen's famous wishing tree cannot take the weight of all the prayers and wishes people hang on to it. Now they have a plastic tree that you can hang things on. There are also many local souvenir shop and a "Famous" tofu place. Apparently...More

Thank gzau
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The 2nd day of CNY is the tree visit day. The original was damaged from the weight of the oranges thrown up at it to secure the wishes. The replacement you can throw at your heart's desire. Massive traffic on the 2nd and the viallagers...More

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This little temple area is a bit of a trek out of the city.The minute we approached the temple, some cute little old ladies grabbed us and practically forced us to buy and light incense- but it was an experience. They tried to teach us...More

Thank Autumn P
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Apparently the real tree was cut down, so now there is a plastic tree and plastic oranges to throw at the tree. Still, I found HKD500 so I will not complain ... And I even did not wish for money! Local food is very nice...More

Thank Xeanette D
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Hard to get to - dilapidated city, scammers everywhere. One of the ladies took $60HKD and was very deceiving. We kept asking if what we were buying was to toss onto tree and she kept saying "yes - you will hang these later." We went...More

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Jojo H
Hi there, My grandmother lives in Tai Po and am planning to visit her in October and while I am there thought I wanted to visit this wishing tree place as it seems to be near where my grandma lives but was wondering whether someone could tell me please where wishes can be made all year round or only on specific times of the year ? Thanks in advance
20 March 2017|
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Response from Solomon L | Reviewed this property |
Wishes can be made year round traditionally, but do note they replaced the original trees with plastic ones to prevent them from dying.