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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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  • This is a good day trip from central Hong Kong and shows you a completely different part of the area, with seaside villages and countryside. When we went in May, the cable car which takes you up and o...  more »
  • The cable car ride alone is worth the visit. The area being visited is large and is well appointed for moving around. There are sufficient services to meet the immediate needs of visitors. I was lucky...  more »
  • Take the Ngong Ping 360 to the monastery. Spectacular views of Chek Lap Kok and Tung Chung and surrounding area. there are over 200 steps to get to the top of the Buddha and its well worth doing it.  more »
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  • 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.
  • After visit the Big Buddha, most of the prayers will visit Po Lin Monastery. You can get vegetarian of the day here.