Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong KongCurrently Closed
- Address: Tai Po Road - Sha Tin, Hong Kong
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +852-26911067
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Monastery
About Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong
A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. It is not an actual monastery as there are no resident monks and is managed by laypersons.
It was built by Yuet Kai, a devout Buddhist layman, built it. There is a pagoda, a hall, two pavilions and a tower in the architectural structure at the lower level. There are four halls in another structure at the higher level. The five halls in the monastery are used to house the statues of Buddha’s. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but brings your own water for the trail.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Information
- Kids will love this place.
- Taking a taxi is the most convenient option.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
- Bring a hat and sunscreen.
- Keep a raincoat or an umbrella in rainy season.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Opening and Closing Hours
- Vegetarian Restaurant 10:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed on Thursdays).
How To reach Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery by Public Transport
- Sha Tin Station
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
27.4% of people who visit Hong Kong include Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
32.93% of people start their Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
91.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong Reviews
Literally, 10,000 Buddha statues of all sizes on display from the foot of the mountain trail to the walls and ceiling of the beautiful temple above. The walk is not too difficult. Young children and old people can do it. Maybe 10 minutes to reach the top. You can take your time and enjoy the view or take pictures of all of the unique statues along the way. The temple is gorgeous but photos are not allowed inside. Watch for monkeys along the path and be aware of the signs warning of fake monks seeking alms. The entrance path is not marked by signs. Use Google Maps to walk you to the bottom of the path. When you see the golden Buddha statues, you've found it!
One of my favourite in Hong Kong! It is a unique experience - climbing over 500 steps and you are surrounded by golden Buddhas in different forms. The temple itself is wonderful - there are actually at least 10,000 Buddhas. We got to the Sha Tin station and took exit B - the temple is a quick 5 minute walk. Google Maps says take Exit A4 - we could not find such an exit. No admission fees. Highly Recommended!
A remarkable "must see" place to visit. The walk to the top is not nearly as challenging as it sounds. The statues that lead up the path are each individual in their appearance. The views of the surrounding hills are lovely. There is a vegetarian restaurant on site, but it's hours are limited. Visitors include tourists and Buddhist practitioners who light and place incense in front of different altars.
Not one for hot weather days but well worth seeing. The climb up to the monastery is not difficult, around 10 minutes for reasonably fit individuals, perhaps 20 minutes if one stops for photo taking and the odd breather. But I would not recommend it for a summer excursion unless one does it in the early morning or late afternoon. Being accompanied by the gilded statues and occasional monkey keeps things interesting. Great views at the top and the monastery compound is lovely.
Most excellent monastery. A little bit of a hike to get up, but the road is lined with statues of monks dipped in gold, so nice view, but be in shape or expect to take your time! The surrounding mountains are beautiful, very lush and green. Can be crowded and most do not over the "quiet" rule particularly the kids. Beware of wild money's that are aggressive and will take your food. There is a vegetarian restaurant at the top that looks like it has excellent fare but I did not partake because I had already eaten.