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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

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Both a pilgrimage site and a popular tourist attraction, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ranks among the city's top must-sees. The massive 34 m (111 ft) bronze statue, formally known as Tian Tan Buddha, was erected in 1993, bringing the Po Lin Monastery to the world's attention. The Buddha sits at the top of 268 steps, facing north. Climb to the top for a closer look at the statue, and to savor the panoramic vista of mountains and sea below. Remember that this is an important Buddhist site, so be respectful of those here to see Buddha as more than a tourist attraction. After your visit, explore the Po Lin Monastery just opposite. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) by using our Hong Kong road trip site.
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  • This place is a great way to see the beauty of the nature and architecture. It has a long way to go up, but the view is wonderful. You can get there by bus. 
    This place is a great way to see the beauty of the nature and architecture. It has a long way to go up, but the view is wonderful. You can get there by bus.  more »
  • Awesome place to visit if you are trying to show respect to god. I suggests this place for those seeking freedom 
    Awesome place to visit if you are trying to show respect to god. I suggests this place for those seeking freedom  more »
  • Do not spend 1+ hours to come to Ngong Ping if you go for the Buddha. It is currently under renovation and scaffolding covers the whole statue except the head. On the positive side, it is pretty... 
    Do not spend 1+ hours to come to Ngong Ping if you go for the Buddha. It is currently under renovation and scaffolding covers the whole statue except the head. On the positive side, it is pretty...  more »
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  • One of my favorites.. I'm not entirely spiritual but felt at peace being here.. Lots of souvenirs to buy on the way up and excellent photo ops throughout the adventure. The bonus to this site was the cable car you need to take up to the final destination. As an option you may navigate the way up on foot but is via a pathway that requires an expert to accompany and I would imagine it would take several hours, the main site is definitely a must see.
  • + A must see spot for HKG visitors! 👍🏻👍🏻
  • This is an amazing place, so serene and scenic. Very well maintained. If you are visiting this place make sure you are ready to climb the steps… it has a great view once you have done the hard yards.
  • Amazing and Peacefull place, rich with traditional descriptions and culture with ethnicity. You feel the inner peace when you are there. Food is also served inside. There are small shops nearby which have eye-catching chocolate art work, local food items and small sculptures. You cannot afford to miss this Temple.
  • It is closed for repair as of recently (Oct 2020), double check before u go! Otherwise a good climb and good views of mountain and sea from above. Can go for the local specialty sweets hidden behind the modern stores.

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