After visiting the Seng Guan Temple and realizing that it is not too far from Ongpin St, we all decided to walk back to Ongpin. While we are on our way, we passed by the Lucky China Town. On my original itinerary, Lucky China Town is supposed to be our last destination since it is also the place where Vans bound to Baclaran can be found. However, after seeing the colorful decorations and fun activities in their Chinatown Walk, we decided to visit the place.
Entering the Lucky China Town’s Chinatown Walk.
The Chinese lanterns put us all in festive mood!The Chinatown Walk features different booths where visitors can perform the so-called 8 Lucky Rituals for the Year of The Monkey.I’m not sure if the rituals should be taken sequentially but the first one you will encounter is this huge Monkey lantern. One of the Lucky rituals is known requires you to “Pass Under the Lantern”. The fire monkey lantern symbolizes our wishes for a bright and prosperous year ahead. Simply walk and pass under the huge lantern and make your wish for the New Year. Another interesting activity in Chinatown Walk is the Wishing Wall and is also part of the 8 Lucky rituals. You have to deal with the long queue of people to get your ema board. Simply write down your wishes and hang it on the wishing wall.Another ritual here is encouraging you to visit the God of Wealth, Cai Shen. People are tossin coin in front of his figure and make wishes!Ring The Good luck gong is part of the 8 Lucky rituals. Sound the good luck gong and find the inner peace and luck for the year of the Sheep. You can also read your fortune as dictated by your Chinese Horoscope sign. Here’s mine!Located on the center of Chinatown Walk is a huge Dragon frame. Simple complete the giant fire dragon by placing a stick of incense on the fire dragon frame. The head of the Fire dragon
The statue of Fu, Lu and Shou. The three Gods that symbolizes Prosperity , Status and Longevity. Lu is the one holding a scroll and symbolizes Prosperity, Fu the one dressed in Mandarin symbolizes luck while Shou the one holding the orb symbolizes longevity
The Prosperity GardenFor this ritual, you just have to toss a coin to the Prosperity Garden and make a wish for good fortune. You are also encouraged to light the first incense at the Buddha’s altarMe and Mecoy under the giant Monkey LanternAfter our Binondo trip, we went back to Lucky China Town only to find out that it becomes way too crowded because of the star studded concert that night. Check out the mall’s wonderful CNY decorations
Next Entry: Cosplayers And Lucky Charms in Binondo
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Binondo Church │Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz│Nuestra Señora Dela Soledad De Manila Parish │Cafe Mezzanine │Seng Guan Temple│Lion and Dragon Dances │Lucky China Town │Cosplayers In Binondo│Sto Cristo De Longos De Binondo│Dong Bei Dumplings │Shanghai Fried Siopao│Kuang Kong Temple│Sta Cruz Parish Church │Sincerity Restaurant │Ho-Land & Eng Bee Tin