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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  • I visited this early in the morning, before Big Buddha opened and the tour buses arrived. I was able to stand outside the upper level temple and observe the monks leading the morning worship for local...  more »
  • A short walk from the station and you will see the gate. Widely it temple site is quite large, but not. Main hall is quite respectable, but is was doing things like criminal during a visit, but many followers who came to visit.
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  • The Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island was established in 1906 which name meaning Precious Lotus, and the Lotus symbolising purity in Buddhism. The Monastery is opposite the Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha...  more »
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  • The Monastery is very impressive. The building itself and the Buddha within. The main temple is very impressive and calming. A good place to come and collect your thoughts. You can also put incense sticks outside too. Will always remember this place.
  • This monastery is gorgeous and deserves a visit if you visit this island. You will have to take the metro from Hong Kong Central and arrive at Tung Chung. After, you will have to take the cable car, and you'll be on the island within 20 minutes. The road that takes you to the monastery is full of stores and restaurants. There are also many cows and dogs walking around. Once you are inside the monastery, you will be told not to take pictures. Inside one of the temples, there is a vegetarian restaurant which is very convenient and the food is really good.
  • Beware there are a lot of dogs and they both bark and BITE!! Otherwise, beautiful monastery. Stairs up to see the Buddha statue are very easy. To go it the is a 45 priced ticket. But it included desert noodles and drink after which are lovely. No photos inside the buildings. Flowers everywhere. Colorful architecture. Nice people. Most speak English, even a little. Weather perfect in February. Koi fish swimming in the fountains.
  • Hong Kong, a beautiful small island. Po Lin monastery is one of the biggest monastery in Hong Kong. Large statue of Buddha is located on this island and is a big attraction for tourists. You can get here by rope ways and enjoy viewing beautiful scenic surrounding. Pure vegetarian food is available here as well paying a nominal fee. Should visit.
  • Po Lin Monastery is a great way to finish off your day at the Big Buddha. Take a look at the stunning architecture of the monastery and a stroll through the Great Hall of Ten Thousand Buddha's. It's a beautiful sight to see all of the details of the statues and the peace it represents. The monastery is a nice peaceful place to finish the day if you want you can grab a vegetarian meal at the monastery after your climb up to the Big Buddha.
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