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Address: Fu Yung Shan San, Hong Kong, China
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A place for the soul

Chuk Lam Sim Yuen is not widely known amongst Buddhist Temples in HK, but it is amongst the nicest in terms of atmosphere. Getting here from Tsuen Wan MTR is not far, but once... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Jason T
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Hong Kong, China
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718 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

When we got here in a taxi from the much, much more impressive Western monastery, my girlfriend joked, "Why have we come to an 80s Further Education College?", which unfortunately sums up how a lot if it looks. There is a grand temple structure at the back and good views but not sure if it was really worth the visit.

Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Chuk Lam Sim Yuen is not widely known amongst Buddhist Temples in HK, but it is amongst the nicest in terms of atmosphere. Getting here from Tsuen Wan MTR is not far, but once you're out of the pedestrian bridges, it's a mild trek going up to the hill where the temple is located. There are actually many Buddhist temples... More 

Thank Jason T
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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457 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The monastery is located in the New Territories and consists of several halls. At the entrance to the monastery is a four-faced Brahma statue. Inside are some of the largest golden Buddha statues in Hong Kong. The courtyard of the monastery has a depiction of the Shangri-La - the western paradise. Located in the new territories, the monastery is peaceful... More 

Thank TAIN2013
Toronto, Canada
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This Buddhist temple is heavily used by locals so you should be respectful of those at worship. There are several buildings, each higher up than the next. Inside each are many Buddhist statues with altars holding offerings from flowers to oranges to oil bottles. In one, there were Buddhist monks burning offerings from worshippers. Out side there are vendors selling... More 

Thank Gloria B
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We visited this monastery with a bus tour. It was the highlight of the day. Although undergoing renovation, it was completely open for an interesting visit. The statues are superb, ornate and telling a vivid picture of the various deities involved. It's hard to believe that this oasis of calm is only a very short distance from the hustle &... More 

Thank Sudarg
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

If you are interested in Buddhist temples by all means visit. It is very peaceful, quiet and relaxing here. Catch the MRT to Tsuen Wan. Take Exit B1 and follow the footbridge over the main road (Castle Peak Road) to Shui Wo Street ( Shui Wo Street runs parallel to the MRT line and is the next street away from... More 

Thank Col20
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

The building is nothing special and the paint looks cheap. However when you look inside, you will see some of the most beautiful statues in Hong Kong. Easy to reach by minibus in Tsuen Wan

Thank pianocello
London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Wonderful Zen temple complex located in the Tsuen Wan District of Hong Kong. My favorite part of the temple complex is the "Hall of 500 Arhats" located at the top of the mountain peak - inside which housed a two storey of 500 golden statues whilst the buddhist mantras were played on the background - serene experience. On the balcony,... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

Wonderfull monastery on the hills of Tsuen Wan. There was a religious ceremony going on at 11:45 on weekday. It's quite and not touristic - worth a visit! There is even a bus stop nearby.

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