The massive Po Lin Monastery boasts an exhibit hall for Buddhist relics, a meditation hall, a shrine, an abbot's chamber, and a scripture library. The monastery's biggest attraction, the impressive "Hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas" attracts tourists with its impressive exterior adorned with minute carvings and reliefs. The interior of the hall is also lavishly decorated, and the colorfully painted ceilings particularly stand out. Climb to the top of the structure for panoramic views of the main courtyard and a Buddha statue. Run by monks, the monastery's vegetarian restaurant serves dishes made using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Put Po Lin Monastery and other Hong Kong attractions into our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Po Lin Monastery
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Duration: 3 days
Po Lin Monastery reviews
Definitely take a few minutes to visit Po Lin when you head to the Big Buddha. We went during the weekend and watched a lovely ceremony. Be discrete when taking pictures if possible. more »
The Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery was established in 1906 and is dedicated to the goddess Guanyin. From Kowloon, i took the Hong Kong metro to Tung Chung and from there a local bus to Ngong Ping..... more »
The peaceful Po Lin monastery is just steps away from the Big Buddha. I really loved the peace and tranquility there. The monastery is more than a century old and was earlier known as the ‘Big... more »
Relaxing place to while away some time. Bit of effort to climb stairs to see the Buddha but well worth seeing. Monastery is stunning
Lovely place. Came to see the large Buddha, but the entire area is well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. The ride up takes a little while, and to walk to the stairs under the Buddha could take up to 10 minutes, depending on your pace. The views from the base are good, but there are a lot of people climbing the stairs to the Buddha most of the time. A couple of large temples that can be visited as well.
Located in the same area as the famous big Buddha statue. A great stop for vegans and veg-curious, because they have both a restaurant and a takeaway cafe with plenty of outdoor seating with fans. Vegans, please know that not all of the food is vegan, but it is entirely vegetarian. You will need to ask which items contain milk and egg. For example, they had a coconut mango drink that looked amazing, but it contained condensed milk, so I'm glad I asked about it. Plenty of keep you filled and reasonable prices.
The engravings are amazing. The monastery itself has incredible work done. The 10 thousand Buddha room is rich in detail and vibrant.
Nice walk upwards to the big Buddha. After getting to the top, will be able to have a good view of the surrounding. Have to buy a meal ticket to visit the exhibition area inside the big Buddha. The vegetarian food at the restaurant is good, try the premium version.
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