Tian Tan BuddhaCurrently Closed
- Address: Ngong Ping Road, Hong Kong
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +852-29855248
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Walking Area, Statue, Family And Kids, Cable Car
Tian Tan Buddha - Review
This relatively young giant idol of Lord Gautama is the biggest outdoor Buddha, and possibly the only computerized one (the bell inside the Buddha is struck electronically, 108 times a day). From there, it’s really a photographers delight, considering the high look over the surrounding countryside. Or one can head into the podium, which actually is a three storied gallery–cum–museum (there’s an entry fee for this). There are several approaches to the Buddha that make for a nice walk, including a two and a half kilometers footpath leading to the Lantau Tea Garden (which itself isn’t all that attractive), or the Ngong Ping Trail . Make sure to take the cable car on the way down.
Tian Tan Buddha Information
- For more fun, visit the place on the Buddha’s Birthday.
- Don’t miss out the museum at the top.
- Kids will love this place.
- Don’t forget to see the nearby monastery.
- You pay the exact fare in public transport.
- There will be a long queue.
- You can avoid the queue if you take the No. 23 bus (ask around).
- Do not bring any meat or alcohol to the area.
- Dress moderately.
Tian Tan Buddha Opening and Closing Hours
- Avoid visiting on Sundays or public holidays.
How To reach Tian Tan Buddha by Public Transport
- MTR Tung Chung station22.25394
Restaurants Near Tian Tan Buddha
- Cafe De Coral : American food
- Yuen Kee Dessert : sponge cake, black sesame soup
- Wagyu : Japanese food
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tian Tan Buddha
95% of people who visit Hong Kong include Tian Tan Buddha in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
80.1% of people start their Tian Tan Buddha visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
5 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 5 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Tian Tan Buddha
91.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tian Tan Buddha
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Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong Reviews
A must visit for anyone in Hong Kong. It offers some amazing views from both the cable car and from the top of the mountain. We took crystal cable car on the way up and that's an experience of a kind. Though it costs higher, I suggest anyone to take it. The Buddha statue itself is amazing and Po Lin monastery feels peaceful. The day we visited, it was very hot and drains you of energy as there is a lot to walk around and the climb to the Buddha from cable car exit is difficult. On any day with less heat and cloudy weather, the experience can be much better.
A very beautiful statue in a gorgeous location in Lantau Island. It is worth climbing the many steps to get to the top and appreciate a close up with the statue and the great surrounding views. Still, it feels very commercial, and that deflates the more cultural and religious experience. Taking the cable car to getting here and walking around in the monastery area and to the path of wisdom makes this a great destination.
This is the place one must visit during their trip to Hong-Kong... The cable car view to the Big Buddha is a 25 min gondola ride... Crystal cable cars gives you a scary but breathtaking view... You can see the Hong Kong International Airport on your right during the gondola ride up. Walk to the Buddha up is a staggering 260 plus steps but the climb is worth it as it offers an awesome view... All in all a very good place for a whole day trip
Definitely worth a day (or morning) trip out to see! My husband and I were flying out at 1pm so we decided to visit the "Big Buddha" the morning before we left Hong Kong. And we were not disappointed. The ride up to the statue alone was worth the journey. Definitely get there early - crowds start to build in the late morning/afternoon.
The place is very beautiful. The Temples and the Buddhists' prayer areas are well preserved. It would be much better though if there are people that will watch the visitors consistently because not all are aware of the customs and not everyone understands. At least,also, add some order to the entire experience.