It is hard to convey the smell and sound of such a site. We encountered these large incense coils in a few of the temples and ancestral halls near our accommodations in Sheung Wan. To me, the scent they produced that drifted through nearby alleys and streets represented something tangible for the memory of those whose honor these were lit. While inside, the amount of smoke would be overwhelming. A constant drone of numerous fans would dull ambient noise from the city and attempt to provide a breath of fresh air to those inside.