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, Cable Car
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.
- 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.
- Avoid visiting on Sundays or public holidays.
- MTR Tung Chung station
- Cafe De Coral: American food
- Yuen Kee Dessert: sponge cake, black sesame soup
- Wagyu: Japanese food
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49.31% of people who visit Hong Kong include Tian Tan Buddha in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
86.38% of people start their Tian Tan Buddha visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Tian Tan Buddha
93.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tian Tan Buddha
Make sure sky is clear and there is no fog, before going to the Buddha. If you go in winter remember that Buddha is quite high up so it could be quite cold though the experience is really great. The steps up to the Buddha make for terrific photos and the 34m tall statue is quite imposing with the background of forest, South China Sea and islands in the distance. Views are really great and the platform has a small museum detailing the difficult task of building the monument plus shrine within its body. Statute was opened in 1993 so it is not as ancient as one might believe. That said, this is definitely a must see.
It was quite a foggy day when we visited, however that added to the atmosphere (visiting a sacred place high in the clouds). There is a small town after you get off the cable car selling food and many trinkets/souvenirs. You will have to climb a number of stairs up to the Big Buddha and I'm sure great views on a less foggy day. There is also the temple where you can go to pray and enjoy a vegetarian meal and sweets.
Despite the cold weather as the Buddha is quite high up and exposed the experience is really great. The steps up to the Buddha make for some great photos and the 34m tall statue is quite imposing with the background of forest and the South China Sea in the distance. Great views and the platform has a small museum detailing the difficult task of building the monument. Note: this is not an ancient statue for history buffs as it was opened in 1993. Though that said, this is definitely a must see during your visit to Hong Kong.
Majestic to say the least. Went there through freedom travels tours and experience was good. One recommendation I have is that one could increase the no of hours at the top from 3 to 4 as that will also give time to explore the place at own leisure.
One of the must do when in Hong Kong. We also took the bus to the village and had a ride in a boat. The monument is very large and the temples around are very very nice. Search for the 10,000 Buddha Temple where 10,000 little Buddha are craved on the wall. The way up is by cable railway and if you take the diamond cable you will be able to see everything down because it is open from the bottom (glass)