We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Open today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island
from US$19.03*
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island
from US$19.03*
All photos (1,721)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“big buddha”(347 reviews)
“lantau island”(135 reviews)
“cable car”(250 reviews)
Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hong Kong
Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
Lantau Island
+86 903 509 4316
Ways to Experience Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
from US$65.00
More Info
from US$126.67
More Info
from US$134.80
More Info
from US$84.30
More Info
Reviews (1,858)
Filter reviews
1,263 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbig buddhalantau islandcable carvegetarian restaurantten thousand buddhasincense stickstian tan buddhamain templengong pingwisdom pathpeaceful placeday tripglass bottomworth the triptake your timetake picturesfishing village
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,263 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing Buddhist Monastery This is a beautiful piece of art and architecture dedicated to the people of Hong Kong Cable car is amazing ride Close to the airport so make a trip after you land or before departing.

Thank TheTravelTailor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth going. Lots of stairs to climb to get to the top. Need to be fit. Wonderful views, awesome statue

Thank wbrabet
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a few extra hours,while in Hong Kong.Instead of booking a tour, we took a ferry from HK Central ferry station to Lantau Island station. By happenstance the minute we got off the ferry we noticed the bus going to the Big Buddha, we...More

Thank Sandee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a visit to the Monastery and lit some incense. it was very nice and we were respectful because we saw an order of buddhist priests praying when we were there. The artwork and architecture of the place was fascinating. It was a very...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago

cable car, big buddha, nice scenery, all these add up to 1/2 day - full day trip. After the visit, don't forget to visit Tai O, (old fishing village) which you can have a taste what HK was like 100 years ago.

Thank steadman c
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day. Climb to the top and a wonderful view awaits from the back of the Buddha. There are many steps to climb however it is worth the effort. Stroll around the grounds and shops. Access by bus or cable car.

Thank gc243
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a great day trip to Lantau Island. You don't appreciate the size of this until you see it. Include the cable car ride down and makes for a great day

Thank Glenda N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of the Lantau island tour and thought it is was well set out. Coaches will drop off near by or it is a long walk up the steps. Some interesting art underneath the buffs.

Thank MixMasterMoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few steps up to the giant Buddha. When we went it wasn't very crowded so plenty of space to take your time if you are not so fit. Warning. They close the gondola when there is lightening. It is replaced by...More

Thank Lyndaanne16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our trip to the Big Buddha, this was a very interesting area and easy to navigate. There are shops along the short walk to the area and if we had more time, we certainly would have checked them out. We enjoyed the culture...More

Thank George S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 734 hotels in Hong Kong
Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
4,523 reviews
5.35 km away
Tai O Heritage Hotel
280 reviews
5.55 km away
Regal Airport Hotel
5,492 reviews
7.57 km away
Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
3,340 reviews
8.01 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11,403 restaurants in Hong Kong
Po Lin Monastery Vegetarian Restaurant
304 reviews
.43 km away
Zen Noodle Cafe
50 reviews
.58 km away
Linong Tea
29 reviews
.47 km away
Matsuzaka Express
39 reviews
.56 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,502 attractions in Hong Kong
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
13,132 reviews
.28 km away
Lantau Island
5,182 reviews
.91 km away
Lantau Country Park
190 reviews
1.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Nicola M
20 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Jessica K
28 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Modprod71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes... we used a booking site... but be prepared to wait anyway... it makes no difference... just google it.
25 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from ScubaNut099 | Reviewed this property |
If you are strictly visiting the Buddha, monastery, and the Ngong Ping Village (the overpriced, nothing new here tourist trap as I call it), you could rush through it in less than an hour. Add an extra 30 minutes for... More