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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, Hong Kong

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Island Monument
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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  • Brought in Lantau, a conditions applicable insert game 覽, pleasant scenery, climb/f staircase, kexin 圍 賞 week view, Shu 暢, the transportation is convenient, is one great location and good place.
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  • wonderful place to visit,,, the monastery is very interesting and quiet spiritual,, friendly, warm welcoming people,, great memory  more »
  • I went to see this new year holidays early. It took about an hour and a half to go see the big Buddha, is a must ride the cable car, the new year was to ride the cable car. Going to the big Buddha directly length-have hung banners must climb the stairs is surprisingly soon. Much bigger than the great Buddha of Nara, is a sight to see. I think it's interesting to compare Japan and Hong Kong S.A.R., Bangkok and Buddha. I would go see the big Buddha statue surrounded by mountain skyline of Hong Kong S.A.R. is nice, but it's also good!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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