Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, Hong Kong

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The massive Po Lin (Precious Lotus) 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 (Precious Lotus) Monastery and other Hong Kong attractions into our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 4, 2017
    I went to Po Lin with a tour that included the visit to the giant Buddha. As part of the package we were offered a really lovely vegetarian lunch in this place. Plenty of dishes and a wide variety of ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    One of the great attractions at Ngong Ping village. Had some photos with background of the Monastery. Offered some prayers and made a wish....  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Just a wonderful experience. Really spiritual. A visual delight. Getting there was also great. Wonderful Hong Kong Metro then local bus up and down roads. Nice to see the local environment. Cable car ...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    A huge Buddhist temple complex just beneath the Buddha statue, with the intricate carvings and decoration of Chinese Buddhist influence. There are several temple buildings here that you can visit, with one vegetarian restaurant that you can sign up for (with a fee) next to it. Visitors can also burn incense and offer prayers to the deities if they want to. For the full experience, go for the vegetarian food lunch. Pricing is not too expensive and you can sign up near the entrance of the Buddha statue.
  • June 15, 2017
    Located in Lantau Island. Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South. Unlucky us, we couldn't take a photo inside part of the room. It was cool, and amazing. Full with red and gold ornament. Everything just look futuristic.
  • June 2, 2017
    An excellent monastery, very calm after the large crowds around the Buddha. You can get lunch here and sit outside, walk through the various buildings and see the details everywhere. Well worth your time if you're already up to see the Buddha statue.
  • March 5, 2017
    Nice veggie food in a reasonable price but you better to order a food ticket when you arrive there before the visit. The temperature is a bit lower than Hong Kong Island because of the elevation so you better get well dressed.
  • February 9, 2017
    Very close to the Tian tan Buddha. Lots of incense and prayers going on there! Beautiful architecture, vibrant colours. Inside the monastery you can't take pictures though.

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