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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

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A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lots 358-359,IN D D 185, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
New Territories
+852 2691 1067
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 January 2010

I am living in Hong Kong, but I used the reviews here to get me to the 10,000 Buddhas. The directions were lacking so here are detailed directions to help you on your journey... Take the East Rail Line to the Sha Tin stop (1st...More

114  Thank LiveTraveling
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Right around the corner of Shatin district office building, where stairs to monastery start, i was met by 3 tough guys in buddhist clothings, who behaved very energetic if not aggressively. They blocked my way and started to "pray" by putting the beads to my...More

5  Thank Andrey_Solstice
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we were not sure what to expect but we are gald we did the short train trip out there and walk the steps and see the buddhas

Thank jeff b
Reviewed 4 days ago

First things first: there's more than 10,000 Buddhas there: I haven't counted them but I read that it's closer to 13,000. Secondly: if you suffer from any cardiac illness - don't. It's 400+ steps to the top and it's a lactic acid driver to get...More

1  Thank jwcchristiansen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem. From the city to this location was very easy to find on the train. Have great shoes because there are a lot of steps to get to the top. It was truly a spectacular view once you get to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to the top with two little children. They did great it was well worth the hike up so beautiful. The views and the buildings at the top lovely.

Thank JanL146
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a little off the beaten track but well worth a visit. There aren’t any sign posts to show you the way but follow signs for Shatin government offices and Grand Plaza. Walk past the Government offices at Sheung Wo Che Road and at...More

2  Thank FrankCL78
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to hike uphill, but the golden statues of arhats on the way to the top, each of them with a individual expression, makes it interesting. There are benches in the shade to rest on the way. Being not in a hurry and taking...More

Thank Sabine K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited the temple on a sunny day! if you do, come prepared with drinks, and maybe an extra T-shirt to change for after climbing all the stairs ;) It is a quick tour from the city center so no reason to...More

Thank MathieuDessoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start this experience early in the morning. We are in our 60s and although we managed the 430 steep steps, it seemed insurmountable at the time. Glad we started before it became too hot and before all the crowds arrived. Some of the expressions on...More

Thank Dianne029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to be fairly fit for this trip, although there is a rest stop on the way up. Cold drinks available at the top. Signs ask you not to sit on the empty plinths on the way up but almost everyone going up disregarded...More

1  Thank SouthernDuo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice site to visit in HKG..At the same location as Big buddha and Po Lin monastery.. Only downside is that you cant take photograhs here. Free entrance

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21 July 2018|
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Response from backpacker31 | Reviewed this property |
The path is paved, however, it is quite steep in places. Also, if you’re going now, it will be extraordinarily hot and humid. Personally, there are a lot of more suitable places to take your 10 month-old in HK.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Sky_beyond | Reviewed this property |
They have the slope next to stairs but i would not recommend it... also its not same as Big Buddha, no cable car.
15 June 2018|
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Response from JKPImageFusion | Reviewed this property |
MTR then walk both are close to stations.