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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  • First and foremost-it is easy to make mistakes and come up and visit the nearby cemetery-go for gold buddaerne, they are all the way up to the temple-is they are not you gone wrong ... and the trip is long enough as it is, when you get up there is amazing-the experience is not overrun by tourists and you feel that you get something of the original Hong Kong. The trip up there is a part of the experience even if it requires good shape.
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  • Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs to get to this monastery but once you get there the views are incredible and the structures beautiful. If you go down the back way you can get some local honey fro...  more »
  • I tool a train ride from Tsim Sa Chui & then took a tour to the monastery. The Tour was very good & the Monastery is beautiful. The whole aura of this place is magnificent.  more »
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  • Literally, 10,000 Buddha statues of all sizes on display from the foot of the mountain trail to the walls and ceiling of the beautiful temple above. The walk is not too difficult. Young children and old people can do it. Maybe 10 minutes to reach the top. You can take your time and enjoy the view or take pictures of all of the unique statues along the way. The temple is gorgeous but photos are not allowed inside. Watch for monkeys along the path and be aware of the signs warning of fake monks seeking alms. The entrance path is not marked by signs. Use Google Maps to walk you to the bottom of the path. When you see the golden Buddha statues, you've found it!
  • 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!
  • A remarkable "must see" place to visit. The walk to the top is not nearly as challenging as it sounds. The statues that lead up the path are each individual in their appearance. The views of the surrounding hills are lovely. There is a vegetarian restaurant on site, but it's hours are limited. Visitors include tourists and Buddhist practitioners who light and place incense in front of different altars.
  • 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.

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