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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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  • Average7%
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to the Po Lin Monastery in 1995 and absolutely loved it. There was mist on the hills that day and the sound of chant filled the grounds. I eagerly went back on a recent trip and sadly was disappointed. In the intervening years,...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Catch the cable car there. 25 minutes of breathtaking views before arriving at Buddha. There are at times long queues but wait will be worth it. The stairs to Buddha may seem a lot but the climb is worth it to see the Buddha up...More

Thank Wizard1863
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Do visit the Monastery and the Temple of 10000 Buddha's when visiting the Tian Tan Buddha. You may not be allowed inside the Monastery, but do visit the Temple of 10000 Buddha's right behind it. It is simply breathtaking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the biggest Buddha statue in the world they say. It is absolutely worth the trip to see. My favorite is seeing it from the cable car coming over the mountains.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of wonderful colours in many different buildings. Walk between them all taking in all the sites and smells, all just a few minutes walk from the steps of big Buddha.

Thank RLBAllen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's kind of a religious place. Lots of people go there to pray and pay respect to the Buddha so you might need to be respected. The view up there was amazing. Actually, it was great since we are on the cable car.

Thank davidjcobson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After being crammed onto am 11 hour flight, and wanting to enjoy our 6-8 hour stopover, the Pol Lin Monastery seemed like a great choice! Because we arrived so early (before 8am) we took the bus up there. Firstly you get yourself an Octopus at...More

Thank mrsbsouthend
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a religious site for many people and should be treated with respect, it is not a tourist attraction, it is a temple. People are praying at the statue and the temple. The site is fascinating and very photogenic but must be respected.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a big fan. the smell from the toilets as you walk in were very strong, not pleasant at all. The food is only vegetarian so lots of veg, and celery, to which I am allergic so could not eat anything except the rice. Even...More

Thank CPJ25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved visiting this monastery. take the time and do the walks around the place. also stay for lunch as the vegetarian food is amazing and enough to share.

Thank melarmy
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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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