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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
+86 903 509 4316
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The Big Buddha seems to be on every 'must see' list for HK, so of course we did the trip and enjoyed the experience. We did go early to avoid the crowds and that would be my advice too, as the number of people coming...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You'll love the cable ride, but try to get tickets online so you can avoid the hour wait in line!!! And try to go on a non-rainy non-foggy day if you can. We had no choice...

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its warm there, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and hydrate well, the tour companies use air conditioned buses which makes it an easier trip.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Monastery is quite a large area at the bottom of the Tian Tan Buddha. There are a lot of buildings which you can actually enter. At the back is a large Buddist Temple (Grant Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas) which only allows Buddhists to...More

Thank Acineto
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As part of visit to Big Buddha via Ngong Ping 360 cable car, went to the Monastery for visit. From Big Buddha you have a nice view of the monastery grounds. The temple itself is very interesting with the details to include colorful dragon heads....More

Thank CodyDC
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Buddha on Lantau island is a must ,I recommend this to any one visiting Hong Kong . I was in aw of the beautiful statue.

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch in this monastery after visiting the Big Bhudda. The food was delicious and lots of it, very good value! The monastery itself is pretty modern (1903?) but because of that everything is clean and pretty. There are several shrines throughout the complex...More

Thank MarcusHurley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of HK and Lantau island. I would strongly advise doing one of the hikes which lead to the Statue and then get the chairlift back. A clean area and there is a kebab place to get lunch although it is not...More

Thank Daryl S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Po Lin Monastery is an island of peace in the chaos of tourists. Close to the monastery there's respect for the needed silence in such a place of worship. The word that comes to mind to describe it is peace. A must if you...More

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly amazing. The cable card ride up is breathtaking. Once you arrive it is so peaceful and calm. The view from the top of the big buddha is amazing. Well worth a visit

Thank mick b
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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.
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Jessica K
28 December 2017|
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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.
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Srini-AZ
25 May 2017|
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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
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