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

4.4
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.
Create an itinerary including Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)
map
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
2,052 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Being the "big Buddha" can't get past the beautiful temple of 1000 Buddhas, which is nearby. Beauty from afar, is breathtaking. NECESSARILY!!
    View original
  • who takes the input, very badly signposted, and that about 450 steps up to the top creates has a really interesting temple, also a beautiful looking melaku one part of the city, really worth watching
    View original
  • Was slightly hard to find as not many signs but well worth the visit. Less crowded than some of the other sites. Seen some comments that it's run down but I think that adds to the charm of the place. ...  more »
Google
  • Great change of pace. And not too crowded. Beautiful views, and a nice walk. You could see wild monkeys running around the mountain sometimes. The trail is a bit hard to find. Don't go through the big entrance of the ancestral hall, instead look for the trail that starts behind the shopping center.
  • 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!
  • It's not an actual monastery, but beautiful nonetheless. Definitely worth the trip to the top, and there are actually closer to 13,000 Buddhas lining the way, each one being unique. There's a nice "vegetarian restaurant" at the top that sells pork spring rolls at the entrance. My favorite part were the fake monks asking for donations who hung out directly under a giant sign that reads, "Do not give donations to the fake monks."
  • A 10 minute hike up the stairs with golden Buddha statues all around. If you're lucky you'll see some monkeys eating fruits or in my case searching in trash bags. Nice view of Shatin on top. Not perfectly maintained but decent enough
  • 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!
Places to stay near Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

Plan your trip to Hong Kong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) by other users

3 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Hong Kong SEE PLAN December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Sanya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans