Queen’s Road West Incense Shops
Lonely Planet review for Queen’s Road West Incense Shops
Head along Queen’s Rd West, several hundred metres past the end of Hollywood Rd, and you’ll find two or three shops selling incense and paper offerings. These are burned to propitiate the spirits of the dead. There’s quite a choice of spirit-world comestibles to make a consumer heaven for the deceased, including complete mini-sets of kitchenware, fast-food meals, cars, gold and silver ingots, the popular hell banknotes, and even computers and personal stereos. They are tempting to buy as souvenirs, but if you’re superstitiously minded, remember that hanging onto these offerings rather than burning them is seen as bad luck here.