I didn’t get video footage of the temple, that is why it is not in my videos but it is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong and was definitely a memorable experience. I learnt so much about the teachings of Buddhism and I had my future predicted!
The most interesting thing I learned was about one Buddhists death ritual. They believe in rebirth or reincarnation. When someone dies, his/her family buys models of everyday items made of paper known as joss paper and burns them at the temple believing that their dead loved one will receive these items in the afterlife and use them.
In the past, only paper money was offered in this ritual but in recent times, people offer all kinds of things like cars, houses, phones, clothes and food and the items have become more extravagant. We went to a street that was lined with the shops selling this paper items and they had everything you could think of. Paper iPhones, Gucci bags, Maseratis, McDonalds meal etc.
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