Monday, October 5, 2015

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.


The name alone for the temple is a mouthful. Thursday was a public holiday, and we had a friend coming over to watch the kids so we could have a date day. My husband I decided to check out the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple as part of our date. As soon as we got out of the train station our senses were assaulted with the heavy perfume of incense burning and there was a thick hazy cloud to the air.

We picked a popular day to visit the temple. However, we were one of the few tourists walking through. The locals were very serious about their patronage to the temple on this particular day. Offerings of fruit and prayers being said were the main activity for the day; it was after all a temple.


After coming back to our apartment and doing some research on this temple, I understand the popularity of this particular place. The temple claims to grant every wish upon request. Many people were offering up prayers and burning incense in ernest and great sincerity.

We made a quick walk through and ended up missing a section of the grounds. When there are so many locals earnestly praying that their every wish comes true, I feel a little uncomfortable, as though I'm intruding on an intimate moment that I do not participate in, and so we left with our tourist selves and my camera.


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