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 a Hong Kong trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The temple has a great concept, with Buddhas scattered along a grand staircase, which is not so tiring as well. The problem is that the conservation of the temple is not in the best of conditions, which is a bit sad, because everything is beautiful and should be better preserved.
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  • We visited first thing in the morning, about 10am and it was deserted. The path up is steep with around 500 steps i'd guess, but there's no rush so take your time and admire all the Buddhas on the way...  more »
  • Mounted hard in summer, and the monkeys in liberty station! But hundreds of statues are watching and you will have earned the pagoda, the multicolored gods and Buddhas 10 000.
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  • One of my favourite in Hong Kong! It is a unique experience - climbing over 500 steps and you are surrounded by golden Buddhas in different forms. The temple itself is wonderful - there are actually at least 10,000 Buddhas. We got to the Sha Tin station and took exit B - the temple is a quick 5 minute walk. Google Maps says take Exit A4 - we could not find such an exit. No admission fees. Highly Recommended!
  • Not one for hot weather days but well worth seeing. The climb up to the monastery is not difficult, around 10 minutes for reasonably fit individuals, perhaps 20 minutes if one stops for photo taking and the odd breather. But I would not recommend it for a summer excursion unless one does it in the early morning or late afternoon. Being accompanied by the gilded statues and occasional monkey keeps things interesting. Great views at the top and the monastery compound is lovely.
  • Most excellent monastery. A little bit of a hike to get up, but the road is lined with statues of monks dipped in gold, so nice view, but be in shape or expect to take your time! The surrounding mountains are beautiful, very lush and green. Can be crowded and most do not over the "quiet" rule particularly the kids. Beware of wild money's that are aggressive and will take your food. There is a vegetarian restaurant at the top that looks like it has excellent fare but I did not partake because I had already eaten.
  • The quirkiest temple I visited. Can be tricky to find your way. Same road as the Ikea and down a little alley way at the end of the road. There are no obvious sign posts. You'll know you're in the right place when you see the gold statues. There are a lot of stairs to climb but the entire staircase is lined with the most fantastic statues. Every one is worth viewing. And there are little bus stop seats along the way so you can take a break or two. There are several exquisite temples and the views are great at the top.
  • Wonderful half-day trip while visiting Hong Kong. Fun place, sort of a quirky monastery. Is a bit of a climb, but with Buddha's lining the walkway. And you might see monkeys (I saw one). Easy to get to by train... and a bit of the city you might not otherwise see.

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