We frequently visit the 10,000 buddha monastery with visitors that come to Hong Kong. Along with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Shatin, it makes a great way to spend the better part of a day during a trip to Hong Kong.
Unfortunately, it can be a bit tricky getting to this monastery, we don't recommend attempting to walk up to the temple through the village, its just a tad bit tricky if there are not lots of visitors coming down the other way. Instead, aim towards the IKEA building once you exit the Shatin MTR station, you'll need to find your way towards the back of the building that is behind the IKEA building, this is the where the steep footpath begins to ascend to the temple. Once you make your way towards that area, the path is easy to find and there will likely be others making their way up to the temple.
Warning: This is a very steep climb and most require rest on occasion. We don't advise this for elderly visitors or those in poor health. While the path of paved, it is steep and takes a good 20 minutes to climb on a good day. The Benefit, if you can make it, is an astonishing number of great buddha statues to photograph. Perhaps the monkeys will be out to entertain you as well.
During Chinese New Year, this is a great temple to visit, especially if you can catch the lion dances held there in the morning. Highly recommended.
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