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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #12 of 437 Attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Very ,very commercial. Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. Long queues and even longer waiting! The Big Buddah is worth a photo but there are plenty of pictures and post cards as well to say you have been there!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Part of the cable car experience, but this is a bit like a Disneyland visit. It was only built in the early 1990s, so one senses that it is a tourist trap

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fortunate to see the big Buddha in good weather. Need to ensure take plenty of water for hydration! Got to take the cable car - try the crystal car rather than the standard car. Plenty of shapes and refreshments. Advise booking up to seven days before your trip on line to avoid horrendous queues (we waited one hour) which wasn't... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Ours was a rather scary journey till the Budha. Morning was foggy and we were on a glass cable car. Couldn't see anything. Finally when we arrived on the Island, it was less than 0 temperature and dense fog that we could see the Budha only once we reached under the statue. Barely visible. If you are not scared of... More

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New Delhi, India
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The long wait ( more than an hour) to buy tickets to the cable car was annoying but the serenity of the Buddha made up for it.The views from the cable car are interesting too.Forests as well as the airport view are quite a contrast. I would suggest a visit to the 'City gate outlets' on your way back.The place... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

spectacular sight, worth a trek up the steps for the view across to the monastery and out to the islands. Can light a incense stick or two for your loved ones.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Giant Buddha is looking impressive .. Some how feel proud .. Indians must see this .. Though it is not followed much in India .. I like the values of Buddhism .. Excellent view ..

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Downunder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Catching the glass bottom cable car one way it's worth it. Also check your octopus card for a 10% discount on the Nong Ping 360. Big Buddha is a beautiful creation.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It was great to see, relaxing ride over on the cable cars. Nice to see the temple, shopping and food on the way there and nice restaurants to eat at when you get back. We went at about 4;00 great time to go. No queue. Didn't worry about the clear bottom cable car so it was cheaper than we expected.... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth the exercise to get to the top of the stairs and at the bottom of the big buddah. Didn't like the commercial aspect inside the big buddah as it should be kept as it normally would. Besides that, definetly recommend as you can get great shots with sea views and the air feels so good. Highly reccomend taking... More

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