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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
+86 903 509 4316
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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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  • Average7%
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is an Excellent Monastry to spend some calm and peaceful time especially after the long & tiresome lines that you have to wait in while coming from the lower cable car terminal (Ngong Ping360) and the huge crowds who have come to visit the...More

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Reviewed today

Assuming the aerial tram is not down for maintenance, a trip to the Po Min Monastery and Big Buddha is a must see if on or near Lantau Island. Very well maintained and clean grounds provide a great setting and be sure to climb the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Took long cue for the cable car to arrive and lots of fair new restaurant nearby wild choice of dishes. Took fair amount of effort to go on the Top to see the Buddha. It's fun.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Big Buddha seems to be on every 'must see' list for HK, so of course we did the trip and enjoyed the experience. We did go early to avoid the crowds and that would be my advice too, as the number of people coming...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You'll love the cable ride, but try to get tickets online so you can avoid the hour wait in line!!! And try to go on a non-rainy non-foggy day if you can. We had no choice...

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its warm there, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and hydrate well, the tour companies use air conditioned buses which makes it an easier trip.

Thank ChristinaFL32
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Monastery is quite a large area at the bottom of the Tian Tan Buddha. There are a lot of buildings which you can actually enter. At the back is a large Buddist Temple (Grant Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas) which only allows Buddhists to...More

Thank Acineto
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As part of visit to Big Buddha via Ngong Ping 360 cable car, went to the Monastery for visit. From Big Buddha you have a nice view of the monastery grounds. The temple itself is very interesting with the details to include colorful dragon heads....More

Thank CodyDC
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Buddha on Lantau island is a must ,I recommend this to any one visiting Hong Kong . I was in aw of the beautiful statue.

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch in this monastery after visiting the Big Bhudda. The food was delicious and lots of it, very good value! The monastery itself is pretty modern (1903?) but because of that everything is clean and pretty. There are several shrines throughout the complex...More

Thank MarcusHurley
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Nicola M
20 April 2018|
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Response from mrsbsouthend | Reviewed this property |
Nicola, check out my day at Hong Kong on the forum - I got loads done in the time that I had (from about 2-10pm) including the Peak, Hong Kong Botanical gardens and a trip on the Star Ferry. Any queries PM me.
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Jessica K
28 December 2017|
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Response from Modprod71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes... we used a booking site... but be prepared to wait anyway... it makes no difference... just google it.
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Srini-AZ
25 May 2017|
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Response from ScubaNut099 | Reviewed this property |
If you are strictly visiting the Buddha, monastery, and the Ngong Ping Village (the overpriced, nothing new here tourist trap as I call it), you could rush through it in less than an hour. Add an extra 30 minutes for... More
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