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“Go early and avoid the lines. Well Worth Visiting...”

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Ranked #4 of 842 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 11 September 2018

I got to the Cable Car too early <9am when they opened at 10am. Opt to take the bus for 17 HKD (2.30 USD) for a 37 minutes ride around the Island (great way to see what Lantau Island look like). Walked up to Tian Tan Buddha (She's Huge) - cost is 45 HKD (approx. $6 USD) including a water and an ice cream. The view is beautiful. Again, go early in the morning to avoid the line.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Took my mum to see this when she came out to visit. We took the cable car up (you can also hike or take a bus), and if you pay the extra for the glass-bottomed car, it's well worth it. Very serene and peaceful ride up. I'd say the views on the journey were better than the actual Buddha, but that's worth seeing too.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

The highlight is you have to stand at praying spot which face directly to the big buddha. By the way, it is also worth climbing 100 ladders to make merit up there. The top panoramic view is beautiful.

Thank Naphat S
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Take the gondola ride to the big buddha..its worth it. Be in shape because there are a lot of steps to clijmb to reach the big buddha (if you want). A lot of little souvenir shops and restaurants before you reach the buddha.. Recommended day trip for Hong Kong.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Allow 2-3 hours to visit Tian Tan and Po Lin Monastery, both are very worthwhile to visit.

We took the MTR orange line to Tung Chung station (follow Google Maps) and took the Ngong Ping Cable Car over to within a quarter mile of both. We made it there from the Mongkok Station in Kowloon by cable car in about 1.5 hours.

You can also hike it on the Lantau trail but it is a pretty moderate hike with a lot of ups and downs and lots of semi-improved stairs. Expect about a 2-3 hour hike once you get on Lantau island if you do the trail.

Once you arrive you will be offered a ticket to go inside the temple with a meal or ice cream, etc. We didn’t do this and it appears not a lot do, so not sure if seeing inside is worth it. Otherwise the visit is free of charge.

Climbing the 268 steps and seeing the views is worth it. The steps aren’t terribly steep and if you take a break at every other landing (16 steps per landing), it’s not too bad.

The views especially to the north/northeast are excellent!

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