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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Ranked #3 of 912 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Yes, it's touristy and yes, I'm sure it can be very busy in high season but we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and were delighted to have visited.

We bought Fast Track tickets online but still had a long wait to exchange our vouchers, although we were dealt with a lot faster than those without Fast Track. Once that was done we were fairly quickly on the cable car and enjoying our first stunning view of the Big Buddha, marvelling at how difficult it must have been to construct in this spot. It really is a fascinating structure and well worth the exertion of climbing the steps.

Thank Strider453
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

well worth the journey from HK to see the giant Bronza Buddha and the statues at the bottom of the steps and see and speak to the monks next door. Places to sit and eat too.

Thank Nick L
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It humbles! What a beautiful site and what a great way to get there the cable car ride was just too scenic. The Buddha himself was breathtaking regardless of your religious beliefs. A must visit if you are in Hong Kong.

A word of caution there are about 200 steps that need to be climbed to get to the top.

Thank Soulboy05
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The Big Buddha is located on Lantau Island near the International Airport. There are two ways to get to the island one by ferry from the Central Terminal and a bus on the island to a stop near the Big Buddha. The Metro Octopus Card can be used for the entire trip. The other was is to take the Orange Line Metro to the last stop Tung Chung. About two blocks away is the Cable Car entrance that requires the purchase of a separate ticket from the cable car company. The lines are very long and it may take up to two hours before the cable car is available for the trip. The cable car drops the passengers off about 1/2 mile from the Big Buddha. The Big Buddha is on a high hill and there are several flights of stairs to reach the top.

Thank George700East
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Well, it speaks for itself that the Big Buddha is very impressive. Also for whatever reason I've always felt attracted to those big statues so it was a no brainer to visit this on a free day. I was fortunate to have a driver so got there easily from the airport

Thank dennybrook
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