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“Spectacular scenery and views”

Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
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US$64.75*
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping...
Ranked #18 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing views and beautiful buildings in amongst the greenery. We hiked up from Tung Chung station which was quite an undertaking (9km mostly uphill involving lots and lots of steps). The hike took us 4 hours but was very rewarding as we came over the top and started to see the Big Buddha poking out of the verdant trees. The Buddha was well worth a visit and the monastery was picturesque, serene and tranquil with colourful traditional buildings and the scent of incense wafting around. Note that it shuts at 6pm and the queues to get the bus or cable car back down are considerable (maybe 1 hour plus on a weekend).

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The Po Lin Monastry is located at the foot of the giant Buddha. The building is very beautiful and they also provide a vegetarian lunch for their visitors. An interesting experience that you should endeavor to do.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is a lovely monastery. Very quiet reflective place. With lots of nice things to see as you walk around.

Thank shirleyd01
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Following a visit to Big Buddha (currently pictured here, think photos have been swoped, we visited the Monastery which is also spectacular and stopped for lunch at the vegetarian cafe - good quality tasty food which is inexpensive.

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The view of the village from the top was just amazing, monastery was absolutely lovely. Offered some prayers and made a wish....

Thank mrosulan
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