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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), Hong Kong

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Discover a hidden oasis filled with masterful artworks at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). While not technically a monastery, this hilltop complex retains all the architectural features of a Buddhist monastery and radiates meditative atmosphere. Its best-known features remain its statues of Buddha--over 12,000 of them, with no two exactly the same. A hillside path lined with some of the statues lead you up to the monastery, where you can admire the rest of the collection. Rest and rejuvenate at the hilltop cafe, which serves drinks and snacks. Plan your visit to Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.
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  • A lot of eye popping detail to see. Amazing work by very skilled people. Wonderfully preserved and maintained. 
  • Good place to have extra fitness in Hong Kong. You can go further up to the mountain and reach wild place in jungles where a lot of wild monkeys under your head. It's just 30 minutes walking from the ...  read more »
  • Guide at the temple located near the beach just politely explained. Is said to be especially put the coin in the mouth of the carp and good luck, good year, addicted or not was.
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  • There actually are 10,000 Buddhas, probably to a greater extent. The walk is taxing for the unfit in hot weather, but easy during the cool season. It's comfortable to reach from Shatin MTR and the small town is a quaint departure from the hustle of the metropolis.
  • Temple up on a hill with thousands of buddhas. Path up is paved stairs lined with Buddha statues on both sides. There is an interesting pagoda and statues at the first level then some cool temples and more Buddha statues above. Can be busy during the weekend, water and drinks are available. If you are in HK for more than a few days, this is well worth the visit. To get there take the mtr (light blue line) to Sha Tin. Go out exit b, turn left and walk down the long concrete ramp. Walk down the road to the football court and turn left. At the next road turn right and walk to the back of the government building. Just past the parking garage, on the left, you will see a chain link fence walk along the path and you will see the signs for the temple.
  • Large complex with over 10,000 Buddhas (easily). Two main access routes, choose the eastern one which is lined with statues. Many halls to see, each filled with Buddha statues. It's definitely worth making it to the top for the most impressive Buddha and a great view back down. Note that you are unable to take photos in most locations.
  • Easy to get there from the Sha Tin MTR and it's free. It's definitely worth doing and the amount of statues is incredible, but won't take you more than 2 hours. Beware the vegetarian restaurant, it's expensive at $60, not that tasty and we didn't even get our rice.
  • There's 2 paths to get to the monastery. Choose the better one, which is lined with Buddhas, by going down the road in between the government building and Grand Central,Plaza. At the end turn left and the ascent begins. If you're not fit, either don't bother or you'll be resting at the stops on the way up. This is a religious site to offer prayers etc., but for a tourist it's ornate and interesting enough to explore. There's a cafe serving drinks and vegetarian food and you can give donations to the temple, and buy incense sticks if you want to. I'd recommend it.
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