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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  • August 16, 2017
    to see but to program. do not make the days where it's 38 degrees with humidity (as often) of phew... Indeed at the end of the rise of the markets (where we welcome also the Thousand Buddhas who make a hedge of honor) you need to change your shirt (is no shop of clothes here above) and drink two litres of water (y' no bar either). otherwise, great and worthy of interest. Well, look for one that looks like you, it is necessarily...
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  • August 15, 2017
    A strange Temple. Hundreds of Golden Buddha lined both sides of the Causeway. Omotesando is steep, so there is distance a little better if you go to leave the physical fitness. The temple itself is notable; I think it's the place to go to see installed in large gold Buddha image of the bizarre. Encountered a group of monkeys from the front up and down from the other side. Let's go through without irritating because it was threatened.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a very steep walk with lots of steps (ramp al the way if you wanted to push a pram). In Hong Kong heat it was a tough walk but there are golden buddhas all the way up to see and once you get t...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    An incredibly impressive collection of buddhas, with excellent views from the temple back towards Hong Kong. It's quite the walk up the hill but there are multiple benches and steps for those that require them. Quite peaceful (depending on when you go and how many tourists are there), no photography in the buildings and certain areas of the temple and the stewards will tell you off for taking photos (which is fair enough). There's a small shop on site and a cafe so you can buy trinkets and snacks.
  • June 29, 2017
    Great spot for a quick steep hike through an impressive array of unique buddha statues. Once at the top, on a clear day, you can have a nice view over parts of Hong Kong and the immediate countryside. The temples at the top are nice to visit.
  • April 24, 2017
    There used to be some really good sweet tofu dessert up there, I wonder if they still serve it. A long time ago, about 15 years ago, I went up there and there was an old man carrying buckets of sweet tofu made from the pristine fresh water running down the rocky hill next to the monastery. It was one of the best I ever tasted. I hope it's still there.
  • June 28, 2017
    To get here take the east train line to sha tin and take exit b. Turn left and then turn right and go down the ramp and follow the road at the bottom straight. Take the first left and walk to the end. You will see the entrance of something that looks like an entrance to a temple, that is actually a cemetery. At this point there is a tiny sign that points to a small path to the far right of this entrance. Follow the path around to the left and you should reach the stairs that lead up to the temple. The stairs are lined with buddha statues on either side so you will know that you have the right place. The temple has many statues with different expressions and is worth a visit and will eat up your memory card space. The climb up hill is quite a trek so be aware of that and avoid if you have trouble with stairs or hills. The view from on top of the hill looking back at City is beautiful. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm. There is small cafe selling drinks and vegan food. Toilets available. Free admission. No free WiFi. Definitely worth a visit.
  • February 9, 2017
    The monastery is up the hill and a very peaceful spot. It is a good amount of stairs, but it is worth it. You can see some monkeys full of mischief, just don't feed them and keep distance and they won't bite you. There are lots of statues on the way up the hill, be prepared to take a lot of pictures! I totally recomend going there!

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