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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Just a short walk from the Tian Tin Buddha and Wisdom Path you'll find this lovely monastery. A great photo opportunity if you're already in the area.

Thank PSq129
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can feel a certain peace while you are on the monastery grounds. The vegetarian lunch we were treated to was the best vegetarian meal that I have ever had.

Thank Jeannie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well maintained and interesting Monastery which is certainly worth a visit. I visited in the rain, which did make the visit slightly ardous. But I would imagine that it is a lovely place to visit on a beautiful day. Very peaceful despite all of the...More

Thank yuki1234
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful, well maintained monastery. Lush flowers, lots of areas to take photos. The monastery is very unique. I recommend you see it.

Thank Chris500
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went there first thing in the morning, arrive after 30mins journey by bus, take picture of the 12 animal chinese zodiac, take a tour to the wisdom walking path and go up to the Budha statue, smell the fresh air in the morning, good place...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the cable car was on its yearly maintenance we had to get cab from station, it was quite a hairy drive with a lady whose car definitely needed a service however it was worth the journey to see po Lin.

Thank 987gayeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Tian Tan Buddha, please spend some time at the Po Lin Monastery. The architecture of the temples and Buddhist statues are so beautiful. The atmosphere is very calming and serene. The F&B outlet within the temple sells delicious vegetarian food. Would suggest...More

Thank diana_zhuo
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a recent commissioning of a huge statue of bronze done in 1981. It sits on a hillock and requires 260 stairs to climb. The hilltop gives one a nice view of the sea as well as the surrounding mountains. Another attraction is the...More

Thank Ajeet N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train part of the way and then took a cab for the last leg because the cable car is down. Visiting Big Buddha and the monastery was a nice way to spend the day. The statues are great, there are many cows...More

Thank Shenofthebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for family outdoor activities, taking cable to lantau island will be another exciting experience.

Thank hungjuinjie
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Hi - Thanks for the review and great pictures. Didn't really understand directions to get there. How long did it take to get there? Was this a whole day trip?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Joyce N | Reviewed this property |
Just go to Tun Chung Station get off the walk out to the bus Terminus right outside the station. Do not get confuse there are two bus terminus, the one that go to Lantau or Po Lin is that you have to walk further out and... More
Karina B
Is it possible to go there by walk? like take bus and then go up walking? i have a layover of 15 hours in HK and I would love to see that, but i won't be able to spend a lot of cash.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
I did see a hiking path. It is very steep and long. I think a day trip would be challenging
How to get from big Buddha to tai O
17 October 2016|
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Response from thebeerguru | Reviewed this property |
there is a bus depot at the base village. The bus stops have English wording, so go to the one for Tai O. One leaves every 15 minutes.