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Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

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The massive Po Lin Monastery boasts an exhibit hall for Buddhist relics, a meditation hall, a shrine, an abbot's chamber, and a scripture library. The monastery's biggest attraction, the impressive "Hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas" attracts tourists with its impressive exterior adorned with minute carvings and reliefs. The interior of the hall is also lavishly decorated, and the colorfully painted ceilings particularly stand out. Climb to the top of the structure for panoramic views of the main courtyard and a Buddha statue. Run by monks, the monastery's vegetarian restaurant serves dishes made using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Put Po Lin Monastery and other Hong Kong attractions into our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong for sure. It certainly does not offer the serene, peaceful experience like any other religious institutions. The building itself is... 
    Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong for sure. It certainly does not offer the serene, peaceful experience like any other religious institutions. The building itself is...  more »
  • The imposing Big Buddha is the star attraction at Ngong Ping. The Po Lin Monastery stands beneath it and although it isn’t as showy, is quietly beautiful. It started off very modestly as a single... 
    The imposing Big Buddha is the star attraction at Ngong Ping. The Po Lin Monastery stands beneath it and although it isn’t as showy, is quietly beautiful. It started off very modestly as a single...  more »
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  • A joy of not having you many tourist is that you get to enjoy the place a lot more. Surprised to see how decorated the place is with lanterns and Christmas flowers. Foggy and at times raining does gives this place q different feel. The relative calmness and silence of the place and the cows really make it very enjoyable. We have a set vegetarian lunch. The price was very reasonable and tasty.
  • Tempting as it is to just go back after trekking up those stairs to see the Buddah, don't leave before going to the Monastery too! It's great, really stunning and has some lovely little exhibitions explaining the history and production of the complex. Only 4 stars because it seems to be perpetually going through building works!

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