Tian Tan BuddhaCurrently Closed
- Address: Ngong Ping Road, Hong Kong
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +852-29855248
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Walking Area, Statue, Family And Kids, Cable Car
About Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong
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
78% of people who visit Hong Kong include Tian Tan Buddha in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
80.12% 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
91.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tian Tan Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha Map
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Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong Reviews
The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to spend a whole day on this island. You can take the metro from Hong Kong. Once you arrive with the metro, you will have to take the cable car for about twenty minutes. It'll take you on a hill where there is this gigantic statue of Buddha. It's a great work out (260 steps) but it's totally worth it. On this island, you can also visit the Po Lin Monastery. There is a bus service that will bring you there, but you can also go by walking. It's very close to the Tian Tan Buddha.
Great day out. Spectacular sights. Entry to the village and monastery is free but you do have to pay to go up the 263 ( if I remember correctly) steps to the Buddha. But you get ice cream, water, crisps and tissues for free at the top. Probably worth more than the admission fee! You can visit here on an organised trip, but we found it just as easy to get a ferry from pier 6 at Central and a bus from the port at Lantau Island. Much cheaper and a nice adventure.
What a fantastic day out! Cable car had massive 1.5hr queue but was well worth the wait & $210HKD cost (return). Ngong Ping Village was really neat with loads of shops. Cows wandering around the area was funny. Walk up to the Buddha statue wasn't too hard but don't rush as the photos on the way up are great too. Very calm atmosphere & beautiful views. Could've stayed up there all day just chilling out.
One of the great things about Hong Kong is getting out of the central shopping malls and exploring the further reaches. I like going up to the Big Buddha statue. There are some nice paths and quiet places to explore. The weather can be quite different from down below so a warm jacket and a hat and some sunscreen can be a good idea. There are shops at the top for different food and wares. This is a major tourist attraction so expect some crowds. Early morning and the late afternoon can be quieter, but not everything is open. I love being up there during the ethereal mists but a clearer day provides spectacular views. There are 3 ways up and down. Cable car (try the Crystal carriage), vehicle (lots of bus co’s incorporate fishing village tours and local stops) & a fair hike for the more adventurous.
Was amazing experience to be there, was the Chinese new year 2018, so there was much going on religiously and tourists, the climb to the top is long, and the day we went, my gf and myself, was very hot and sunny. Beautiful views and sounds from the mountain forests. Sadly missed some more of the area that was open not knowing. But a great long day spent there.