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“Never seen anything like it!”

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)
Ranked #19 of 828 things to do in Hong Kong
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
New Delhi, India
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Never seen anything like it!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The buddhas lining the sides of the stairs are nothing like we'd ever seen before! Very interesting poses! Worth a visit and once you get to the top, the view is spectacular!

Visited March 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I went here during my first time in Hong Kong in 2004. It was hot, I wasn't used to the heat and humidity, and I ended up sweating like crazy. It looked like someone had thrown a few water bombs at me! It wasn't signposted well, and there weren't many English-speaking Chinese people to help us, but once you get up to the top it as very cool, and you will feel as though you have earned an achievement. Sha Tin itself is a cool place, too.

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Denver, CO
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Be Ready For A Steep Uphill Climb That's Well Worth It!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

It was very steep in places and a long walk, but the views at the top were great!. And all the Buddhas along the way kept it interesting. Don't try this in high heels!

Visited March 2012
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice peaceful place to visit, off the beaten track”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

If you like to visit a less crowded Buddhist temple this is for you, be prepared to climb lots of stairs but no worries, it is quite shady , You will be rewarded with a serene atmosphere at the top and have a look at a Buddhist monk who is embalmed there after his death.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

It should have been easy to find but some instructions on Trip Advisor completely confused us.
When you leave Sha Tin MTR Station, simply go down the ramp, turn left into the main street - Pai Tau Street, walk a few metres, cross the road and turn right into Sheung Wo Che Road. You will have the 'Sha tin Gov office' building on your left and the Grand Central Plaza on your right. At the end of the short street there is a sign - "the Shatin Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery", follow the sign and you will see the start of the steps and Buddhas. The steps are well constructed or you can use the ramp if for example you have a pram.
If you are seeing people's back yards on a very poor path (as we were) - you are in the wrong place!
I am so glad we persevered, we loved the thousands of Buddhas. A definite favourite of our visit to Hong Kong.
Having read other reviews we said No to the supposed monks wanting to bless you at the base.

Visited March 2012
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