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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
+86 903 509 4316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cable car journey to the Buddha is well worth it. The views from the cable car are amazing. The area around the cable car at the top is very commercialised.

Thank Silvercruisers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't forget to wear conformable shoes, hat plus sunscreen. Book your cable car ticket online to avoid the long queue. You could waste 2 hours or more waiting in line for both ways. Go early to avoid peak hour rush for food and toilet. Once...More

Thank Fanny L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the visit to this location but the incense smell was a little overpowering. The Po Lin monastery thankfully hasn't been too overtaken by the commercialisation of Ngong Ping village.

Thank jwcchristiansen
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Monastery was a great experience to combine with a visit to Big Buddah and the cable car up the mountain.

Thank Chrissylou62
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful – I've never seen such a large sculpt of a buddha. It's quite something! Make sure you buy in advanced to skip the queue to get over to the island. We spent AGES getting back as it was toward end of day

Thank Jjjjc123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Po Lin Monastary and local village. A big climb to the Budda but worth it for the view. The Local Village was a bit touristy but good for entertainment and a meal. Caught the Cable car back to the mainland which was spectacular.

Thank davo860
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need about five to six hours to get from Hong Kong city to the Buddha and back. Most travellers are about 3 to 6 days in Hong Kong, so time is precious... If you indulge the Hong Kong city life, then stay in the...More

Thank TVSP25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely time here. Its popular and grand and beautiful. The experience is really peaceful and would recommend to include this in your visit.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited twice in a 12 day stay in Hong Kong. Once by myself and again with friends and both experiences were very beautiful! I went there by bus with around $16 HKD and returned by cable car both times also for about $220 Check...More

Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit, the steps up to the Buddha are steep, not for persons with walking difficulties, make sure you buy tickets in advance to avoid the queues for the cable car. plenty of places to eat all types of food, plenty of places to...More

Thank Terry C
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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.