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The Main Altar

In the centre of the Wong Tai Sin Temple' Main Altar is the throne of Master Wong Tai Sin, and to the left of it is the Monkey King, the guardian deity of the Master. The Main Altar has always been the venue for practicing dharma assemblies and ceremonies. It was named "Chisong Immortal Hall" originally, then renamed "Chisong Wong Sin Temple" in 1925 after consulting Patriarch Lüzu through planchette writing.

The Main Altar, of which the location was marked by the taoist LEUNG Yan-am and FUNG Ngok-luen under the direction of Master Wong Tai Sin, was built in 1921 and has not been changed up to today. They were told by Master Wong Tai Sin through the planchette writing that "It is a good site to an altar", and in the following year (1922), after consulting the Emperor Wenchang and the Jade Emperor through planchette writing, they respectively named the temple of "Sik Sik Yuen" and the altar of "Puyi Altar". And the organization is even named "Sik Sik Yuen" as Emperor Wenchang instructed.

The design of the Main Altar adopts the style of traditional temples, like square eaves with projecting tiles, painted and high walls, roofed with yellow glazed tiles, and decorated with exquisite benevolent, presenting the essence of Chinese architecture. This reconstruction laid the foundation for the future appearance of the Main Altar. In 1973, after three years' reconstruction, the Main Altar was completed, and the then Governor Sir Murray Mac Lehose was invited to officiate the Opening Ceremony.

In 2005, due to the increasing number of disciples day by day, the Sik Sik Yuen decided to further expand the inner hall, and in 2008, the large-scale renovation work was formally started. The work was finished before Master Wong Tai Sin's birthday in 2010, and on May 17th of the same year, it was rated as the Historic Building of Grade I by the Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Office with no change to the appearance till now (2021).

Contact Information
Addr:2, Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, H.K.
Tel:(852) 2327 8141
Fax:(852) 2351 5640
Opening Hour
Temple:Monday to Sunday 7:30am to 4:30pm
General Office:Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Good Wish Garden:Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Taisui Yuenchen Hall:Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Get off at Wong Tai Sin MTR Station Exit B2 and walk around 3 minutes