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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 lunch.
It really depends on how much you want to see and do at the top. If you wanted to go on ANY of the hikes (anything from an easy, flat path walk to hiking up the mountain) I would add at minimum 1 hour to the above totals. Possibly more.
Suggest the following:
A) If you are not into walks/hikes and just enjoy the statues and monasteries, then: 1 to 2 hours at the top.
B) If you are also into walks/hikes: 2 to 4 hours at the top (depending upon how much you want to walk).
For both options A & B, add 30 or 40 mins for travel each way (up to the top and back down to the base using gondola or bus)
So from the 'base' (Tung Chung MTR/Gondola/bus terminal):
Option A = 3 hours
Option B = 5+ hours
Those would my suggested times for a good weather day. If the weekday you are going on is a local holiday, add potentially another 90 minutes or so if you are doing the gondola in both directions.