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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

Must see · Monument · Religious Site
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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  • Unfortunately no photo op since scaffolding all around the Buddha when we went. Otherwise, it is a good place to visit. Fresh air and you can hike up or down if you are fit. Queue for the cable car...  more »
  • From Tung Chung you can take 23 or 11, I visited here after my lantau hike I took the bus 23 to go to Ngong Ping Village. Or you can take Bus no 11 as well. It is the last stop. Big buddha and Ngong.....  more »
  • Gorgeous place,Hong Kong is my place in the world,I go every year an never get tired seeing the big Buddha!!  more »
  • Lovely site, impressively set atop a high mountain range with great views of the surrounding area. Getting to the statue itself requires a MAJOR climb up almost 300 steps, but some tours can deliver you to the base of the statue. The statue is so large that you will want a photo looking up the stairs. Getting a worthwhile photo of the Buddha from up close will be a challenge, especially if the Buddha is back-lit by the sun.
  • The giant Budha Statue on top of hills. You must going 260 stair step to reach the statue. This place always full of tourist, but it ambience still solitude. There are lot of photo spot to have a good picture. The statue itself is made from bronze, built in 1993 with 34m height. Surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "Offerings of the Six Gods" with poses offering flowers, incense, lanterns, ointments, fruit and music to the Buddha.
  • I thought going to see Tian Tan Buddha would be a more spirirtual and to release all the negative energy from within. But I did not here and because the town below has become so commercialized with its modern restaurants and stores it does not feel right. Sorry but that's my opinion. You can judge that for yourself if you come to visit. The cable car up had an amazing view of the sea area and mountains and the Buddha was enormous and powerful. It just was not a spiritual journey as it should have been for me
  • We did a day trip to Tian Tan Buddha and it was amazing! We took the ferry from Central and then took a cab up to the top. You can climb to the Buddha and take pictures. There is also a monastery there where you can eat a vegetarian meal. As you make your way down towards to cable cars there is a little village with shops and restaurants. We took th cable cars back down and it was totally worth the wait and money. It's about a 25 minute ride down with beautiful views!
  • Absolutely beautiful, we only paid for the cable car ride to get there (not the Buddha tour). You won't have any trouble finding your way to the temple or the Buddha Statue without a tour guide and there are information plaques on each site in English that tells you about it. Save your money on the tour! Beautiful monument and the stair climb to the top isn't as strenuous as others I've been to.

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