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
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 station22.25394
- Cafe De Coral : American food
- Yuen Kee Dessert : sponge cake, black sesame soup
- Wagyu : Japanese food
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49.49% 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
Big Buddha, exactly what it said on the tin. Big and it's Buddha. Miss the crowds and go early I say. Few stairs up to the big man. Monastery is beautiful and tranquil. Shops are of higher fayre than is usually offered. Live 360 is short but pretty well done.
Definitely quite a sight to see. Even if you're not religious, there is something serene about the environment. It is also very peaceful and meditating. Definitely take the walk up the stairs if you're up for it. Don't need to pay, it looks a bit misleading but it is free to walk up to the bottom of where the Buddha is sitting but there is a cost if you want to go upstairs on the inside.
The cable car ride to the village is amazing in itself. It’s long, but the views are incredible. The village is quaint and peaceful. Crowds were not too bad in October. Ate lunch at a restaurant, shopped around a bit. Then went to the Buddha. Beautiful painted monastery at the base of the Buddha. A fairly easy stair climb to the top of the statue, plenty of room to hike up and down. Interesting information inside, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside below.
Amazing experience riding in cable cars to get to the Buddha. Local shops as well as commercial shops nearby. Starbucks is a popular spot here for foreigners. Be prepared to walk up and down many stairs. I counted at least 200 stairs each way. Also, the weather is a bit cool, so bring a backpack with a jacket. HK phone service is available and works well in the area. The Buddha is HUGE! Not even pictures do justice to it's actual size. The views at the top are stunning. The view of the mountains and valleys are breath taking. Be sure to take your phone or a quality camera!
Hill station. Buddha is in dhyana position with calm face. Buddhist are praying here. Tourist attraction. Need to go by cable car passing above several hills. Found some tourists are trekking . Good cable car riding experience. In one Buddha temple there are 10000 Buddha. Very difficult to find pure vegetarian food. During my visit weather is foggy ,windy and cool.