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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  • A day trip to Ngong Pong Village to cost the Big Buddha is an experience. The cable car trip is in my view the nicest way to get there. Do take the last 268 stairs to the top of the Buddha.  more »
  • Getting to Kowloon on the subway, on reaching ultimate Tung Chung. Next to the cableway. Very straight advise in advance to buy tickets online. There seems there are discount and will not have to stand in line for a long time. We arrived at 11:40 and stood only about an hour to buy tickets. And then another 20 minutes to sit in the booth. Standard cabin (not with glass floor) roundtrip per adult stands 210 HK. Ride of course beautiful) species. You arrive in the village tourist) there and souvenirs and cafes. Before the Buddha grand staircase a little further. Those who previously had been raised, such as the near Hunchun from the Buddha, this upgrade will appear every five easier:) and Buddha in size about the same. Next went the path of wisdom. This is a small trail with high wooden pillars (essentially a tree in half popilili) and there is an inscription. Probably wise) but only in Chinese, in English lettering are not duplicated, therefore only for the knowledgeable. Many forest trails, great place for long walks. Walk don't pereguljat. People very much only in the village and on the Buddha.
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  • We planned on taking the cable car from Tung Chung which is easily reachable by the MTR from any other point in town. The Outlet Mall at Tung Chung is a popular place has several food outlets and toil...  more »
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  • Fairly impressive statue with a nice view. If you've been to other Buddhist countries this might not be all that interesting but it is nice to pair with the cable car and there's some temples, statues, shops and scenery around that you can check out and enjoy as well (although its a bit on the touristy side). There is the option to go inside which we didn't do so can't comment on that.
  • Incredible place where the spiritual strength of the temples is tangible, even if surrounded in a touristic, commercial atmosphere. Better to plan a full day to visit this place. To get to the peak The Cable car is convenient, but there are also some amazing trail paths of various length that pass through the forest. Anyway for walkings, additional trails start from the peak.
  • Nice thing to combine with the peak tram in one day, some line ups here for the gondola especially coming down but the minor wait was worth it. I found two things especially interesting: the construction details of the Buddha and the cows on the way there. Seriously the cows were so friendly and happy. Give them a pet and they want to lick the salt off your arms, they really go to town if you let them.
  • A wonderful day out. Very impressive, huge statue of Buddha. Surrounding area is great for a day out. A must see when visiting Hong Kong. Can be combined with a beautiful hike along Lantau Trail section 2.
  • Absolutely magestic statue. Although you may encounter a line, it’s very well organized and it moves relatively quickly. Buy your tickets online to save time. It will speed up the process once you’re there.

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