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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

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Both a pilgrimage site and a popular tourist attraction, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ranks among the city's top must-sees. The massive 34 m (111 ft) bronze statue, formally known as Tian Tan Buddha, was erected in 1993, bringing the Po Lin Monastery to the world's attention. The Buddha sits at the top of 268 steps, facing north. Climb to the top for a closer look at the statue, and to savor the panoramic vista of mountains and sea below. Remember that this is an important Buddhist site, so be respectful of those here to see Buddha as more than a tourist attraction. After your visit, explore the Po Lin Monastery just opposite. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) by using our Hong Kong road trip site.
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  • Take at Central MTR, the line going to Tung Chung, once there you can explore City Gate (an outlet mall), and take outside the mall a cable line to Tung Chung. Is an amazing experience Worth it 
    Take at Central MTR, the line going to Tung Chung, once there you can explore City Gate (an outlet mall), and take outside the mall a cable line to Tung Chung. Is an amazing experience Worth it  more »
  • Enjoy the fantastic view of Lantau Island at the Big Buddha. I would highly recommend the vegetarian lunch and try also the Chinese desserts and snacks at the temple at the foot of the hill. 
    Enjoy the fantastic view of Lantau Island at the Big Buddha. I would highly recommend the vegetarian lunch and try also the Chinese desserts and snacks at the temple at the foot of the hill.  more »
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  • Breathtaking! It's enormity can be seen from afar - wether you hike, drive, or take the gondola up. Sadly closed for maintenance when I went so I couldn't get closer. But it also meant hardly any other visitors.
  • I came here through the cable car and was blown away for the scale, beauty, and energy of this fantastic place. This place was one of my top place during my HK visit. You will see the magnificent buddha statue, a nice touristic town and temples. To come here, I took the cable car (long lines!) to the village and walk up to the buddha.

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