Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Christy
    London, United Kingdom283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sublime
    After taking the cable car up to Tian Tan, we wandered through a delightful village filled with quaint souvenir shops & eateries, before ascending the many steps up towards the Buddha. The steps are shielded for the sea, which makes the climb tough as the air quality is so stifling; just make sure you take your time, carry a fan and a bottle of water! Once at the top, the views are unrivaled; just simply stunning and you truly can't gauge the size of the buddha until you're up close! It's well worth visiting the Po Lin Monastery upon your descent, to feel peace & discover the history of the buddha. I'd highly recommend a visit here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Medeeha Khan
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!!
    Since we were nearing closing time by the time we arrived, we quickly made our way to the staircase (268 steps) to see the bronze Tian Tan Buddha, standing 112 feet high! We saw many people offering prayers here while we walked around taking in the views. Once we climbed back down the stairs, we visited Po Lin Monastery, which is right next door. Because things shut down at 5:30pm, we were unable to see everything, but were awe-struck by the intricate carvings of dragons, phoenixes, and other animals. This is definitely a must see in Hong Kong. If you are able to catch the cable car up, I highly recommend it for the views. Complete review with pics and videos available on my Instagram linked to my profile.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • coconutugly
    Marbella, Spain1,496 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shame to miss it
    This wasn’t on my list of things to see in HK but was glad when we did get across to Lantua Island to see it. We took an Uber to the start, paid for the cable car and spent a few hours here. What i like was the little tourist village before you start the walk to the Buddha. Loads of Lovely little curio shops for suckers like me who buy all things touristy. Nice photo ops. From here it is a short walk to the base of the stairs up to the statue. The stairs themselves aren’t that many, anybody can get up, except we were in about 40degree heat. Once up the usual beautiful views. No stress at all, lots of freedom , no guards stressing either. From the base you can scoot over the monastery, another short walk. On the whole a very easy and enjoyable visit. Btw the cablecar is right next door to a huge outlet mall, some great shopping at discounted prices. We never had time to wander through it, but there of loads of shoppers and action.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • hcd-1921
    Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for first-time visitors!
    Go see the Buddha, you won't regret it! The journey best starts with a cablecar ride up to Ngong Ping village. Of course, you can also take the bus if you prefer. However, the ride up is an experience in itself. If you aren't afraid of hights, you can even book one with a glas floor. Oftentimes, those statues are built into mountains what makes to view of this free standing statue atop a peak even more spectacular. In our opinion, this view was even more impressive than seeing the Buddha up close. Don't be afraid of the many steps up to the statue, they are part of the experience. The platform on top of the stairs is perfect for enjoying the view or taking artsy insta-pictures. On semi-clear days you can see all the way to mainland China and the city of Shenzen. There is also a little museum inside the base of the statue, which is worth visiting. If you have time, visit Po Lin Monastery (separate review) and Ngong Ping town, which is pretty to look at, or take one of the hikes. Visiting the Buddha, the museum, the monastery, and town is free, they just put up a donation box, whereas the tram ride requires a ticket.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Teen Traveler
    Sai Kung, China18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    I went here with my family through a tour group and it was absolutely amazing. The landing pad before the Buddha had the different Chinese Zodaics and it was so beautiful to see from below. Then all the steps representing the disciples was amazing and climbing up them to see the statue up close was so worth it! It was beautiful and I loved seeing the statues of the six priestesses below with gifts. Additionally, the museum inside had beautiful art and great history. The temple behind it was very cool and the artistry was so impressive. We also went when monks were singing so it was very cool. This is one of the places were monks can sleep and get feed for free and it was all vegetarian too. However, visitors of course need to pay, but I would recommend all the food it was delicious, and I think sharing is a good idea as the portions are very big! I think this is a must see and the town next to it is beautiful as well!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • csabadapp
    Brasov, Romania193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Saw this before and came back, now that the kids are grown. Pretty nice place, Buddha statue is amazing, not sure I will be coming back a third time though. I just learned that you can go up there by bus too, and a lot cheaper than the cable car. the view is not the same though probably :)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Giselle S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour in Hong Kong!
    Make sure to allow enough time to explore the area. There are several shops and restaurants up at the mountain. The souvenirs were the best and not too expensive, inside the Buddha all profits help to keep the place. We bought a package and had lunch at the Sheraton and it was incredible, the food was delicious and they had an amazing variety. They have also have a free shuttle to the cable car station.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 November 2023
  • S K
    United States75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do it if you are in Hong Kong
    Great site, very picturesque. It was a long line to get to the cable car, so we took a taxi on the way up. The hike to the Buddha is moderate, and the statue and the surrounding views totally worth it. There was no line to get to the cable car on the way down, took just a minute to get a ticket. Really great ride - get the "crystal" car ticket, it's more expensive, but the floor is glass which makes the whole experience more fun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Buddha Statue
    The statue is probably the main tourist attraction on the island. It is located near the Po Lin Monastery which built it and now attracts visitors from worldwide. We baulked at climbing the 268 steps to the statue, satisfying ourselves with views from the cable car and the village.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Buddha
    This large bronze statue nestled on the peak of Mount Muk Yue has visitors climbing 268 steps to the summit. Surrounding the Buddha are six smaller bronze statues know as "The offering of six devas". Reaching the top you are handsomely rewarded with magnificent views of the beautiful mountains, lush greenery of Lantau Island and the coastal scenery of the south China sea. Access for the upwards adventure is free. There are many options to get to the Great Buddha which option you select get there early morning to avoid the massive crowds
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
You need a reasonable level of fitness to get up all the steps, but it is well worth it. It is good to get up close both to the Buddha and the other statues surrounding him. We had to imagine the view from the top as it was foggy when we were there. But the Buddha can be seen from miles away so the views must be great. I'll find out next time I'm in Hong Kong!
Written 8 April 2024
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Arleen O
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Tian Tan Buddha is an amazing structure with its 5KM of welds situated on a raised plinth that you can climb up.

We got the local bus to Ngong Ping village, as the Cable Car was closed for maintenance, and the Buddha is only a short walk away. Although there are alot of steps they are not too steep and quite manageable. At the top there is a small museum which is quite interesting. The view from the top is beautiful and worth the steps.

If you are visiting the Buddha it is also worth visiting the Po Lin Monastery across the road and stopping in the tourist village for refreshments
Written 4 April 2024
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Rahul
Thrissur District, India19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This place was really calm and quiet when I reached there. If you reach there before 9AM, it will be less crowded as the cable car starts at 10AM. I really recommend this place.

If possible take a local bus trip for early arrival which is really exciting as it goes through mountains. When returning you can select the cable car. If you are leaving before 11 AM then mostly you will be alone in the cable car because it's the arrival time of all tourists. You won't end up in the crowd.

Also, there are a couple of shops outside the monastery where they will only accept cash. Keep in mind that. If you prefer to eat with your card you might have to spend a lot of money.

Inside the temple you cannot take pictures / video.
Written 1 April 2024
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Combined with the Ngong Ping Cable Car and Village, this was a real highlight for our trip. The cable car is expensive, but the CrystalPlus (all glass) tram is something to remember. Lots of great souvenirs in the village. Topped off with Tian Tan Buddha, which is incredible to see as you walk through the village, from the base of the steps and up close too. So glad I got to experience this with my family.
Written 31 March 2024
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Ankosh Lath
Mumbai, India118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Serene and peaceful at the top,though climbing stairs (200+ stairs) can be tedious for some. Do read Buddha stories scripted in the walls of the monestry
Written 24 March 2024
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Navigator06742335445
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fab scenic cable car trip to see the Big Buddha!
Long queues for the cable car early afternoon so either go very early or mid afternoon!
Lovely touristy village on getting there selling all manner of trinkets. We even saw a beautiful brown cow just wandering about.
Big Buddha looked glorious, being reached by many steps.
Inside Buddha there is a museum of beautiful Chinese paintings.
The view was wonderful too & would definitely recommend when visiting Hong Kong!
Written 12 March 2024
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Msairline2000
Plantation, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Great day trip. My sister and I enjoyed it. I took the tram to the top she opted for the bus due to her fear of heights. Great experience
Written 7 March 2024
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Pascaline K
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My family and I had a great time at The Big Buddha statue. It was easy to access, you access it by road or cable car.

The day was partly cloudy, ideal for the 268 steps climb up the hill, not difficult if you’re moderately fit. I was pleasantly surprised that there was a museum below the monument and a tourist village to buy souvenirs and refreshments.

The adjacent Po Lin Monastery added to the charm of the experience with a backdrop of great views of thick forest surrounding the area. This is a great place to visit with the family on a Sunday afternoon and also has many great spots to take pictures.
Written 3 March 2024
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netsy85
london19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A must see if you are in Hong Kong. A wonderful day trip! Get there nice and early to avoid long queues. The cable car ride was just lovely and the views, beautiful!
Written 16 February 2024
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Zitatravel
London, UK833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
There was a lot of information about how to get to this site online. I found researching it difficult due to the different ways to get there. We had a stress free trip compared to other peoples feedback online.

We caught the train from Hong Kong station in Central at around 8.20 am . Follow the lines to the Tung Fung line to Tung Fung which is the end of the line. Leave the station ( grab a coffee takeaway from Starbucks just outside the station ) then follow the sign to the cable car entrance which is about a five minute walk. We arrived early as the cable opens at 10.00am. Stand in Que and wait . The Que starts to build up pretty fast . We were one of the first to get on the cable car. Don’t worry about the crystal carriages as there is nothing to see below so a bit of a waste of money. The view is amazing. The trip takes about 25 minutes.

You will get up to the site early so you can see the the Budda and monastery before the crowds build up. Beautiful walk up to the Budda and the monastery is amazing. The little town is full of shops to eat and buy .

Then we left to walk back to the cable car at 11.30 back down. No queue straight on.
However when we got back down to the train station the queue to go up would have been a few hours waiting time. Don’t leave it late to go to this attraction as you will be caught in this long queue paying for the better carriages does not help you at all as you still have to queue up with everyone else. At 11.30 on our return to the station the line was hours long. We caught the train back to the central then off to our next adventure .

A excellent half day visit if you plan it right.
Written 15 February 2024
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