People Can Pray For Love In These 5 Temples In Asia

Pray For Love At Trimurti Shrine In Bangkok

Besides the world renowned Erawan Shrine, Bangkok is also home to a love shrine located conveniently in front of CentralWorld shopping mall, Trimurti Shrine. In Hinduism, Trimurti represents the trinity of the Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. On Valentine’s night, you’re likely to see crowds saying prayers and holding joss sticks and roses as offerings. The luckiest time to visit is on Thursdays at either 9:30 am or 9:30 pm. People come here to pray for love.

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Pray For Love At Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine In Tokyo

Located on the northwestern outskirts of Tokyo, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to be 1,500 years old. Honouring two deities that are regards as a married couple, this shrine is dedicates to prayers for matchmaking, fertility and marital/familial harmony. Every year from July to September, the shrine organises its Wind Chime Festival, in which thousands of wind chimes with wooden plaques are display. Each chime has a unique design and tone. Believers write their wishes on the chimes for a chance at good fortune in love. If you can’t make it to the festival, don’t worry – the shrine holds a monthly event on the 8th of each month as well as on the 4th Saturday of each month. Don’t leave without getting yourself a lovely omamori (traditional Japanese lucky charm) for love and marriage.

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Pray For Love At Longshan Temple In Taipei

One of the big 3 temples in the historic Wanhua District in Taipei, Longshan Temple was built in 1738. It has gained popularity amongst Japanese tourists in recent years. The temple serves a mixture of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist faiths, with over 100 deities in total. The main attraction for many visitors is Yue Lao the Chinese god of marriage and love. According to the legend, Yue Lao plays matchmaker by attaching a red string of fate between unmarried men and women who are predestined to be together. In Longshan Temple, you can get a free red thread to wear on your wrist if you get Yue Lao’s permission, by throwing Jiaobei (moon blocks) and getting three yeses from him .Legend has it that Yue Lao has a sweet tooth. As the temple is open until 10 pm.

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Pray For Love At Xiahai City God Temple In Taipei

Another matchmaking temple in Taipei is Xiahai City God Temple, located in Dadaocheng, another of Taipei’s historic districts. Built in 1859, the temple was originally dedicates to the Xiahai City God and only started making offerings to Yue Lao in 1971. But these days, the love here runs deep – according to the temple staff, more than 6,000 successful matches are prepare every year, including local and Japanese celebrities. The best times to come and pray for love and marriage are says to be during the Lantern Festival, on Valentine’s Day, Chinese Valentine’s Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Apart from the temple, Dihua Street, where the temple is located, is considered one of the must-visit neighbourhoods in Taipei. It exudes an old Chinatown vibe, with souvenir shops offering popular wares including crispy Chiang-ji pork paper.

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Pray For Love At Yueh Hai Ching Temple In Singapore

Yue Lao is also a significant figure in Singapore. In the once unknown temple of Yuw Hai Ching, people come to tie red strings around his figure in hopes of boosting their chances of tying the knot. It is Built in 1826. The temple is also know as Wak Hai Ching Bio in the Teochew dialect. It is the oldest Teochew temple in Singapore. it’s since become a beacon of hope for lovelorn pilgrims. After that, you will need to provide an offering of $12 in a red packet. Mooncakes are also appreciated and accepted. Restore in the 90’s, this historic monument has been recognise with multiple awards. It including an Award of Merit for 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards. This award is for Culture Heritage Conservation 2014 Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Architectural Heritage Awards. In 2013 National Architecture Institute of China’s Vernacular Architecture Award.

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