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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

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Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
Lantau Island
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If enlightenment is what you need, wander through the Po Lin Monastery. Visitors are welcome to stroll the beautifully kept grounds, take in the scented blooms and view the intricate artwork of the temples but not take photos of the interiors or worshipers. The hall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dimity P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If your seeing the Big Buddha, do not miss seeing this. It is worth it if you are up there. It is in the same area as the Buddha .

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank michaelcG7748ZT
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Chinese architecture near Big Buddah and nearby village, authentic music playing in the background, very scenic with lots of photo opportunities. It's a short walk up the stairs to Big Buddah. This huge Buddha is made of bronze and is very impressive to see....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy catching the Cable Car going up - all cabins packed. Room enough to walk around throughout the area - and it is big! Long set of stairs to get to the top but worth it. Best part of the trip for me was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AGE0211
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since you took the cable car to Ngong Ping to see the Buddha - check out the temple - Po Lin meaning Precious Lotus. So for the temple - 3 parts that you need to check out : - entrance - very interesting with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tiberiu_Baranyi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the great spots to visit when you are in HK. We used he cable car and experienced a truly great outing. A must.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ap0st0l0sV
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know nothing about Buddhism, this monastery is a stunning modern display of many of the core values. The staff are tolerant to all the tourists and will happily explain anything to you that you want to know more about. very good vegetarian cafe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madeleine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a train from Jorden MTR to Ngon Ping 360 near Kwai Chung station; it was a journey without hassle. The cable car tickets were pre booked online, and go directly to the gate without queuing to purchase tickets at the ticket counters, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TCZeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is a fairly new place, it is quite neat to see the traditions and the locals (I assume) as they give new meaning to "burning incense"

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andal03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the cable car to Ngong Ping village to visit the Big Buddha and nearby Po Lin Monastery. The climb up the stairs was well worth the view from the top and the serenity of the mountains!

Date of experience: January 2019
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24 October 2018|
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Response from Bloggsy999 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on where you're travelling from and what method. As an example, travelling from Sheung Shui to Tsing Yi by bus is around HK$8 (I think!) but will take you 40mins - not recommended during rush hour because of... More
Nicola M
20 April 2018|
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Response from mrsbsouthend | Reviewed this property |
Nicola, check out my day at Hong Kong on the forum - I got loads done in the time that I had (from about 2-10pm) including the Peak, Hong Kong Botanical gardens and a trip on the Star Ferry. Any queries PM me.