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Address: Tai Po, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852-26383678
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People believe that a giant banyan tree outside the Tin Hau Temple can make...

People believe that a giant banyan tree outside the Tin Hau Temple can make wishes come true.

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US$81.15*
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5-hour Coach Tour: Hong Kong Heritage Discovery
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US$243.18*
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Chinese New Year Parade plus New Territories Tour

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Make your wishes come true

Ever had a dear wish you wanted to come true. Just write it on a piece of paper and hang it on the board or toss and orange up the Wishing Tree. Located in the new territories... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
TAIN2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 and cheap. Ladies at the entrance rather annoying, but we just ignored them. Easy to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 through a whole bunch of incense burning, etc. and when we got to the last... More 

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Thank ZA2008
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Ever had a dear wish you wanted to come true. Just write it on a piece of paper and hang it on the board or toss and orange up the Wishing Tree. Located in the new territories, the locals believe that the tree grants your wish. The tree looks very beautiful with the bright oranges contrasting with the green leaves.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

the temple is busy & on holidays there are vendors setup to sell street food & produce, but it'll be crowded! The wishing tree is reachable by city bus or by train to Tai Wo station & then walking 15 min.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

While they have replaced the oranges with plastic ones - which I suspect makes it easier to get it onto the tree, it is still a fun activity for visitors.

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Thank 96joshuap
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Although due to the wear and tear of the tree you can no longer tie your wish to a piece of fruit and throw it high into the tree but they have a booth set up to still make a wish and place it with your Chinese zodiac sign. The older ladies who run it speak no English at all... More 

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Thank 71travelgirl
Hong Kong SAR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

One of the most popular places to visit by locals and tourists during Chinese New Year. Some may prefer other dates when the place is less crowded. You may throw your wishing cards onto the wishing tree and wait for your dreams to come true. Visitors should try the beancurd jelly and local steamed buns at one of the dessert... More 

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Thank Patrick T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was the kind of experience that is made by the company you bring. I went with about 8 other people and we had a blast even though the tree was fake and you have to pay for 'wishes'. I'm not sure it'd be worth the trek so far out of the city by yourself.

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Thank RuthieJess
Singapore
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201 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

It was January raining season when we visited the tourist attraction. Though far from downtown city it is not too difficult to reach. It is a direct, easy trip from Tai Wo station on the 64K bus. Upon alighting Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees (林村) is just across the road. We have read years back that the Tree that we see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Yes, the tree is plastic. Yes, there is a great deal of concrete surrounding the tree. Yes, the area is in need of some maintenance. BUT, it is still well worth a visit. It is a unique, interesting and wonderful thing to do. It was great fun trying to throw the Wish Card into the tree. It was even more... More 

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