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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  • Super easy to get there We took the metro to Tung Chang and waled a few mins to the Cable Cars Station. No need to wait. The ride is pretty long and the view is soooo beautiful! I suggest to chose the...  more »
  • Must see in Hong Kong. I went by bus 23 and was very fast (30 minutes) and comfortable. There was no line to the bus. The bus cost about 20,00 HK$. Don't pay for the meal, is nothing special, you can ...  more »
  • The giant feature of the big Buddha is notoriously impressive and can been seen long before you reach the destination by the cable car. Don't forget to choose the crystal cabine, for the floor is tran...  more »
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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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