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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. 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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  • Most impressive unfortunately the cable car was not working and found that a poor show as the rugby sevens were on and you would think with all the tourists visiting they would have made sure it was r...  more »
  • We wanted to take a trip on the cable car but sadly in April it is still being serviced. So having used the MTR train to get to Tung Chung we had to use a Number 23 bus from the adjacent terminal to g...  more »
  • Easy to reach by bus. However you have to be very fit to climb the many stairs at high temperatures, but the view is worth. The restaurant offers also are super. Although not look like TOP taste but so.
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  • The big Buddha is a famous place to go if you're in HK. I love going there it's peaceful (if you have headphones). The view is stunning from the Buddha, and the Buddha itself is marvelous. As it is a very touristic place, it's usually crowded there, which makes the visit a bit less pleasant. Multiple way to go there, the cable car, the taxi, the bus or hiking so no excuses
  • It was one of the best visit to my trip to Hong Kong. The Buddha statue is absolutely stunning. And the view from the top, of all the island, is also beautiful. Take a picture with the soldier representing your Chinese astrology animal, before climbing all the stairs, then brace yourself for some stairs ! There is a fee to go inside the Buddha statue. Even if it is not very expensive, I don't think there is much to see (I didn't go inside). The trip by bus to get to the statue could be a little long (1hour to 1hour and a half) but you can admire the landscapes of the island, going next to the beaches, through small villages. I would recommend if you want to discover.
  • This is a great day out. Take tge Nong Ping Cable cars from Tung Chung to Lantau Island. You pay for the cable car but the Bhudda and Monastery are free when you get there. The cable cars are a novelty themselves. The journey over is about 10-15 mins in the cable car. Once in the village there are plenty of souvenir shops, coffee shops and food places. You can view the sights at your leisure. Be warned if it's a warm day the sun can be strong so take suncream and a hat and plenty of water.
  • One of the biggest outdoor Buddha statue locating on the top of a mountain. Taking cable car to or from here can enjoy spectacular views!
  • The Po Lin Monestery and Tian Tan Buddha are a mixture of cheesy commercialism and breathtaking culture and scenery (as well as 268 breathtaking steps to the Buddha). The Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride from Tung Chung is truly amazing; however there are other ways to get there, including a very athletic walking trail.