During the Hungry Ghost Festival, it's common to see small, makeshift alters set up on the curbside outside of homes, and people burning money and paper models of various luxury goods.
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Avoid these 11 things to keep yourself protected from ghosts on the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival, believed to be the night of the year when the barrier between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest point.
Zhong Yuan Jie (中元节), the Hungry Ghost Festival, is often compared to Chinese Halloween. Falling on the fifteenth night of the seventh lunar month, it is believed that on this night the gates of the afterlife are opened for spirits and ghosts to return to the world of the living.
High up in the mountainous islands of Hong Kong sits the Tian Tan Buddha, the largest outdoor seated Buddha in the world, looking serenely north out to sea. The statue is so large that on a clear day it can be seen in neighboring Macau.