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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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yes a must do, a little commercial now but still worth a look. Catch the MTR to Tung Chung and walk to the gondala where you may have to wait a little. Buy a one way ticket (I... read more

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Whyalla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

yes a must do, a little commercial now but still worth a look. Catch the MTR to Tung Chung and walk to the gondala where you may have to wait a little. Buy a one way ticket (I think it was about HK$120) and the trip takes about 25 minutes. Stunning views. Get off at the other end and walk... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monastery is waderfully decorated, active and well preserved. Lovely for pictures. Opportunity to see local practicing budhism.

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Godfrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience, very impressive, beautiful views and cultural. Climbing the steps to the Giant Bhudda, visiting the Monestary, the grounds, gardens all make for a perfect day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's worth the time to see the Monastery. Great vegetarian meals (if you like that). I don't but the meal was pretty good, nonetheless. The statue itself is monumental to say the least. It helps to have a guide so that you know what the symbolism is and why things are done a certain way.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Instead of taking the cable car (it was down for maintenance on the day of our visit) we took the public bus to go up to the mountain to see the huge Buddha statute. The ride took about 30 minutes. There is no admission fee required. However, to see the Buddha in close range, we had to climb 250 steps... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a large Buddha, a vegetarian restaurant. A temple, cattle (that is new there weren't there the last time).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avery exciting place to visit and enjoy the culture , very nice to be there and enjoy a few hours and see the majesty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once you reach the Big Bhudda, don´t think your trip is over. Po Lin´s monastery is very beautiful and its ceiling is absolutely amazing! No matter if you can´t take pictures; just looking at it brings you the best feelings realizing men can build wonderful masterpieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stairs really aren't that bad, and if you walk around the back of the buddha, you're rewarded with a pretty spectacular view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great journey. Three tier journey, first train to cable car, then cable car - a long journey and then by foot.

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