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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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Serene and warm, filled with beautiful chanting

We enjoyed the big Buddha after a delicious vegetarian lunch. We liked the cows walking about among the statues. Saddened to see a Chinese youth punching a buffalo twice in the... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to big Buddha this is worth a visit. But for me this wasn't anything special. We walked up and the walk was really nice and well worth a try.

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St. Ives, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the big Buddha after a delicious vegetarian lunch. We liked the cows walking about among the statues. Saddened to see a Chinese youth punching a buffalo twice in the head. Poor thing. Grateful that myself and 5 others intervened and comforted the poor animal. I think the animals need better protection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reverence for Lord Buddha and his teachings is very evident from the edifice. Better to go starving if you do not want to waste food here, because the quantities for the lunch meal are quite generous and of course deliciously healthy :-).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Finally we get to see big buddha. Good for our soul. Peaceful visit exceot for loud tourists....no choice. Wish they respect religious places better. U should listen hear and see without the mouth. Some talk very loud screaming for their family members to take photos. Hope we have better tourist etiquette. If they just want photos...buy a book or postcards.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible, the detail on the buildings is phenomenal. There are a number of different halls for you to see but it does not take more than 45 minutes to get around them all. We ate in the vegetarian restaurant which was an experience in itself, the mock meat dishes were a step too far for us but it was cheap-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the metro to Lantau Island, waited in line for 1.5 hrs for our tickets to board a glass-bottomed (our choice) cable car to take us up and over the mountain to the monastery and Big Buddha. It was the day after Christmas and the crowds were out. Well worth a visit to see one of the largest Buddha's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to be in, you can take many nice photographs and simply admire the Big Buddha statue. There are many modes of transportation to get here, by ferry, but the MTR, or the cable car. I recommend the cable car as you can enjoy Hong Kong's skyline and skyscraper views from atop and the ride is simply awesome and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to the New MRT station by cab for the express MRT and take it to Lantau Island. 30 MRT ride 20HK dollars one way. Use your Octopus card.Then take the tram ride to the monastery. We took the crystal tram which a glass floor that is see through. As you go up the tram you can see the airport... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, we took a boat from Hong Kong central - about an hour - then the no 2 bus - about 1/2 an hour. Looked around totally amazing but not sure of the significants of the cows!! The little village has some great little eateries for refreshments. Then we got the cable car back down - about 25... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here as part of a tour. Tour included vegetarian lunch and really tasty tea. Was happy that I was sat with picky eaters, so I could indulge in all the tasty foods! Take some time to explore beyond the obvious places, and enjoy the beautiful architecture!

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