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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%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Peaceful, plenty of fresh air, and great views. It is a project getting there but worth the trip. Not a bad way to spend half the day. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, lots of souvenir shops, and even live cows wandering around...More

Thank Clipton
Reviewed 4 days ago

Po Lin Monastery, AKA Po Lin Temple. You can reach here (NgongPin) by bus no.2 from DongChung bus terminal, to reach DongChung bus terminal you may use the MRT service to get there. Or the fastest way to NgongPin is cable car, appr. >30min to...More

Thank 法克桑
Reviewed 5 days ago

To see the large statue of Buddha is something you will never forget. Great for all ages. A must see if travelling to HK.

Thank Drew9999
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice day spent here - interesting - lots of incense and a lot of history - worth a visit - but take the cable car - amazing

Thank theDayz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Climbing up the stairs is difficult, if you're not into daily fitness but should definitely motivate yourself to do so because the view from the top is just brilliant!! A must see.

Thank adp20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of the tour we stopped at the Po Lin Monastery. Although a tourist attraction it felt more peaceful then the site of the Big Buddha. The main Monastery was closed to the public as the monks were doing their daily prayers and chants....More

Thank Irene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quiet inside and out as people seemed to be more interested in the giant Buddha.We hadn't realised how big the sticks of incense could be some 1.5 m in length.People were buying bundles and lighting them and putting them in giant metal containers.A lovely...More

Thank Cartertravels15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, climbing up there is difficult if you're not into daily fitness but motivate yourself to do so because the view from the top is just rewarding. Just take plenty of water and take a break after every 1 or 2 flights of steps. There's...More

Thank Foodie-In-A-Hoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monastery is lovely, but go on a tour if you do not want to walk up the 298 steps. At in the Vegetarian restaurant, best meal we had in Honk Kong ( and I am a big meat eater )

Thank Vic W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is a peaceful place. Most tourists try to behave and stay quiet and thoughtful. Enjoy the Grand Hall of The Ten Thousand Buddahs, the other Halls and the gardens.

Thank 19Globetrotter76
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Elainecde | Reviewed this property |
We took the fast ferry to the Buddha. Walked up to the Buddha the, saw 10k Buddhas and browsed the shops a bit before taking a taxi to the MRT station back to Central. We left around 10:30 and were at Central around 3:00... More
18 April 2017|
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Response from Joyce N | Reviewed this property |
Just go to Tun Chung Station get off the walk out to the bus Terminus right outside the station. Do not get confuse there are two bus terminus, the one that go to Lantau or Po Lin is that you have to walk further out and... More
Karina B
27 December 2016|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
I did see a hiking path. It is very steep and long. I think a day trip would be challenging