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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

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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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Tai Po, Hong Kong, China
Tai Po
+852 2638 3678
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I came here in 2003 you could make a wish using mandarin oranges and toss them in the historical trees. Understandably that practice has stopped to preserve the trees but the fake tree they made in its place is not worth the effort. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jctokyo
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

For me, this is a place that I will go once and would not go back. It is just for experience. The wishing tree that u throw things to is fake! As the real one, they need to protect. Around the area, there are a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We were there this afternoon ; on the 13th Feb 2018. I was well aware that one of the trees was a model was the previous tree ; it did not bother me. I was there to take some nice pictures, learn about the local...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank WithKidsInMind
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The wishing tree is fake and the surrounding area is not attractive with nothing to do except 3 shabby cafes to get a drink or snacks. The place is only crowded during the first 2 weeks of the Chinese New Year CNY where there are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank MiMa424
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...

Date of experience: May 2017
1  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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Catherine Chan C
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank NeilJ-HongKong
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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Jojo H
21 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.