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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  • A trip to the monastery is not as informative and not enriches a tourist historical individuality. building 1957 years the monastery was neither when applicable. no Monks. Climb can be 2 ways, through the graveyard, is entering the big light gate or take the jekskolatore and second, it is more interesting, is to turn to the right and go along a narrow walkway between the Green fence (left) and (right), right at the foot of the mountains begin statues monks (not clear why their tourists nicknamed Buddhas). On giving their sculpted from plaster with real people who used to build this temple (it is not clear why Monastery). the rise of the second path begins with trash. Stock up on water and patience. Ascent is steep, but proper preparation is not complex enough, fiz. Monkeys we haven't seen, Neither of which are particularly important and interesting. With mountains in the city, the impressive, not only for the sake of a few travel photos on the rise.
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  • Be prepared to walk a lot of stairs but not very difficult. really nice atmosphere. the views from up the hill are great. Be aware of the monkeys! although it was super fun to see them all go out of t...  more »
  • Amazing ... half an hour uphill surrounded by life-size statues of Buddha 10000 ... all different ... colorful ... beautiful ... great location ... When you get to the top then there are pagodas statues large mausoleums gardens etc. ... look at the pictures and you'll understand ... wonderful! Must see in Hong kong ... only thing is a little hard to find though in town there are signs ... advice of getting there with the Navigator Google maps ...
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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