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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > New Territories > Lam Tsuen

The Wishing Tree at Lam Tsuen

Between Fan Ling and Tai Po is the small village of Fong Ma Po Village in the district of Lam Tsuen.  In the village is a temple to the Taoist god Tin Hau and beside that are two impressive old Banyan Trees.  These then are the "wishing tree" where at Chinese New year people come to make wishes for the new year, writing them on paper and throwing them up into the branches of the tree.

There is not much to see of the trees themselves unless you are there at Lunar New Year but it is an interesting old temple in a very rural area.  So if you want to get out of the city then this is a nice destination to go to.  Those of you who like challenging hiking you might also make this a stop on a visit to the nearby Lam Tsuen Country Park.

Entrance fees and opening hours

There are no fees to visit the temple but it is only open in the day time.

Getting there

Take the train on the East Rail line to Tai Wo Station.  Then a 64K bus will go along the road and ask the driver to stop at Fong Ma Po.


Lam Tsuen Country Park is one of HK's largest parks and has very challenging hiking trails.


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