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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  • Even if you aren't Buddhist, you will be wowed! You can enjoy the amazing view without seeing the relic.  more »
  • We recently went to Hong Kong as part of a packaged vacation. I had been to see the Big Budda before and wanted my friend to see it as well. It was easy to take the metro system from where we were sta...  more »
  • The Tian Tan Buddha, along with Hong Kong, is noisy. Hahaha I was a little disappointed with this attraction, because I thought that the place has ma zen power and peace. In fact, it's just another tourist attraction and is for Hong Kong residents as well as the Christ the Redeemer Statue is for Brazilians. However, it is worth going up there to join the crowd that wants to take a picture. However, meditate there is only for the strong.
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  • It was amusing to be there. I used a cable car to reach the Tian Tan Buddha. It was summer so of course it was very hot. Once I reached the location, I had to walk around 1km to reach the Buddha. The walk was great. The shops on the side of the road are designed to be a view for the tourist. The area of course very clean and crowded with lots of tourist. Going there in a early morning is recommended. Do not forget to bring your own shade and water/snack. Having a map is also great. Make sure to bring a camera. I think you can get in to the temple if I am not mistaken. Staff are very helpful. They tried to explain. Not everyone speaks english, so being an independent tourist is probably a better idea. Which means do lots of research an have some information handy.
  • While at Sitting Buddha...it was like we were in midst of clouds. Thanks to amazing weather; it could not have been better. There are 268 steps to climb up to this excellent spot. Please give your self one complete day for enjoying this experience peacefully. The souvenir shop below the Buddha statue is a rip-off and you can by same stuff at one-tenth the price at shops near the cable car terminal.
  • Definitely a wonderful experience to travel by cable car to this place. Very spiritual if you are god fearing and not plenty to climb the stairs. Was very windy and chill to do it during winter season. Don't expect to eat or drink near the area. I see many visitors try to do it only to be reminded by someone. Especially kids. So bear in mind to respect the place. Enjoy the climb and visit.
  • If it's your first time to be here, you gotta have love this one! Don't take the crystal option for cable cars in the Ngong Ping 360 as there's nothing much to see below. It's just a shade of greens and hills. However, if you don't want to experience the long queue, this option is the best for you. Go to the temples, climb the giant Buddha, learn history, enjoy the view, the food and everything, take pictures of the attractions, meet people. What more can you ask for? Oh, perfect selfies! ❤ Have fun!
  • We have visited many Buddha sites and this one has to be in the top five! We took the cable car to the site although other forms of transport are available to access the site. Once you are at the top of the site it is well taking the steps to view the Buddha at close hand. Under the Buddha there is an interesting display of buddhist artifacts ( but don't take photos inside!). This site is highly recommended for a visit!
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