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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hong Kong travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Po Lin Monastery (precious lotus) is to be found on Lantau Island below Lantau peak and adjacent to the Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha). This started out as a small temple which was relatively unknow...  more »
  • Make an effort to visit. It will set you back a full day as you also will visit the Tian Tan Buddha. As it always is, the surroundings of a Buddhist Monastery are peaceful. Passing a variety of temple...  more »
  • went to this monastery on the same day as I visited the Big Buddha - they are literally beside each other. Very peaceful here and the monastery restaurant (vegetarian) is not bad.  more »
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  • This is 1 of the 2 things that made taking the Nong Ping 360 Gondola ride worth it. The other is the Tian Tan Buddha on the top of the hill. This is one of the better looking temples in the Hong Kong Area. Again, I believe that the Chi Lin Nunnery is the best temple in HK, but this would be a very close 2nd. The colors, and not to mention the statues are amazing here. I loved the room with the 1,000 Buddha's and that was definitely worth the little walk from the Nong Ping Village/Piazza. If you are in the area, just take the time to make you way over. You won't regret it!
  • Great value for money! With $38 you can get 2 pieces of dim sum (snacks), veggie noodles and either a drink or 豆腐花(silky tofu in sweet sauce) which is a local delicacy. They have a large variety of dim sum and tofu! It's all vegetarian :)
  • Must see when visiting hk. You can take the gondola or bus from tung chung. I recommend taking the gondola at least one way to enjoy the views of the mountains and water. There's also a hiking trail to go up if you're brave enough.
  • The basic set for vegetarian meal is quite filling and also surprisingly delicious for the price. Just need to be informed of the table that you will be assigned to when you go into the restaurant, and the dishes will come soon after.
  • Part of Lantau island trip. Nice views. Little costly food