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. Put Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and other Hong Kong attractions into our Hong Kong vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    For a Secretary on a motionless 廟 Buddha Temple, then intermediate terms Mai still has to eat century souvenirs, is to spend time between the future, but doesn't build Council for too long, take one photo can go, without anything special
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  • August 17, 2017
    Slightly creepy (the faces of the statues) yet interesting and very sweaty (climbing all those stairs, good excercise)! Our guide knew to tell lots of history and facts about this place and Hong Kong ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Took a cable car up to the village before taking a 10mins to bottom of Tian Tan Buddha. The air is very fresh and cold due to clouds but that means rain and humidity rises. Bring an umbrella and prope...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    This place is one of the highlights of our Hong Kong trip. Getting here is not easy, it involves a lot of climbing, a cable car ride, and travelling from the city centre, but reaching the Buddha statue is absolutely worth it. The place is serene and beautiful, giving you a mountain view of the greenery and the monastery nearby. When we visited, we were literally among the clouds. Loved the experience. Protip: Make sure to check the weather and bring an umbrella/raincoat when visiting this place, as it is out in the open.
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful scenery and peaceful location. Taking the cable car is a must with those outstanding views. You can have a great view of airport up there. The only negative is that everyone wants to make money out of you...for example a on pic is charged at $300 (HK). Also just take standard cable car as the view is the same except not seeing through the floor of the car.
  • April 11, 2017
    Big Buddha is one of the world's most famous Buddha statues... and when you see it in person, you understand why. An enormous staircase leads up to the statue, which sits upon a lotus flower base at the very top of this beautiful tree-covered mountain. The gigantic statue is sitting in a peaceful pose as six female statues kneel around the base, with offerings in their hands. What made this experience even more special was the view from the top as well as the temples and elaborate gates of the Po Lin monastery and the bottom of the staircase. The cab ride took almost 1 hour from the airport, but the experience is definitely worth it.
  • June 29, 2017
    Probably the biggest Buddha I have ever seen. To get there is pretty with their metro system but once you get there's people coming and going non stop. Is a place of worship and in a cloudy day must be really spectacular.
  • July 5, 2017
    Liked it very much, you will visit there by cable car which is 5.2 kilometers long and near about 600 meter high, there is a stunning view of hills, river, airport, bridge on South China Sea. And at last but not the least you will see Big Buddha which is 24 meters in height. Another thing is there is a trail at hills, you may also go for Big Buddha by trails but definitely you should be in very good shape of your body.

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