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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

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Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau),...

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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You can feel a certain peace while you are on the monastery grounds. The vegetarian lunch we were treated to was the best vegetarian meal that I have ever had.

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New Port Richey, Florida, USA
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You can feel a certain peace while you are on the monastery grounds. The vegetarian lunch we were treated to was the best vegetarian meal that I have ever had.

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Well maintained and interesting Monastery which is certainly worth a visit. I visited in the rain, which did make the visit slightly ardous. But I would imagine that it is a lovely place to visit on a beautiful day. Very peaceful despite all of the tourists.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful, well maintained monastery. Lush flowers, lots of areas to take photos. The monastery is very unique. I recommend you see it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there first thing in the morning, arrive after 30mins journey by bus, take picture of the 12 animal chinese zodiac, take a tour to the wisdom walking path and go up to the Budha statue, smell the fresh air in the morning, good place foe climbing and walk.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As the cable car was on its yearly maintenance we had to get cab from station, it was quite a hairy drive with a lady whose car definitely needed a service however it was worth the journey to see po Lin.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After visiting the Tian Tan Buddha, please spend some time at the Po Lin Monastery. The architecture of the temples and Buddhist statues are so beautiful. The atmosphere is very calming and serene. The F&B outlet within the temple sells delicious vegetarian food. Would suggest to go early as I do not have enough time to visit the Wisdom Path.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a recent commissioning of a huge statue of bronze done in 1981. It sits on a hillock and requires 260 stairs to climb. The hilltop gives one a nice view of the sea as well as the surrounding mountains. Another attraction is the monastery in front with 10000 buddha images.

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We took the train part of the way and then took a cab for the last leg because the cable car is down. Visiting Big Buddha and the monastery was a nice way to spend the day. The statues are great, there are many cows and dogs wandering around and you can light some incense and say some open air... More 

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Good place for family outdoor activities, taking cable to lantau island will be another exciting experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once on Lantau, I'd suggest using the bus to get up to the monastery (unless you really want to pay big $$ for a gondola ride - but do that at least once). Walking up the long set of stairs is well worth it for the view at the top. I would NOT pay extra for tickets to have a... More 

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