The 2 banyan trees at Fong Ma Po Village, Lam Tsuen are known as the "Wishing Trees". People used to write their wishes on wishing placards and throw the placards together with tangerines onto the Wishing Trees to make wishes during Chinese New Year. Later, wishing placards were tied onto the wooden racks nearby in order to conserve the trees.
Villagers of Lam Tsuen established the Lam Tsuen Wishing Square next to the Wishing Trees and installed a 25 ft high replica of the Wishing Trees there for visitors to recall the custom of throwing wishing placards. To promote this wishing culture and tradition, promotional events have been organised annually during Chinese New Year since 2005. This has gradually evolved to become the Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival, attracting lots of visitors.
Nearby the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees is Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po, which was rated Grade 2 historic building in 2010.
To plan your journey to Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees and Tin Hau Temple" as the destination to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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