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Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Amazing day!!! Worth a visit!!!

So worth a visit!!! We took the tube to Tung Chung about half an hour from our hotel in Tsim sha Tsui. Don't fall for the all inclusive package for $399hkd (£36ish) it says it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Religion never got me moving, neither a Krishna, Budha, a Jesus or Mohammed have been convincing enough. So a very large statue of one of the persons mentioned doesn't impress me much but makes me rather wonder why you would spend so much on dead metal for representing people known for their life lessons they gave. Would be more in... More 

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newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

So worth a visit!!! We took the tube to Tung Chung about half an hour from our hotel in Tsim sha Tsui. Don't fall for the all inclusive package for $399hkd (£36ish) it says it includes the monastery, big Buddha etc but you actually don't pay for these things anyway!! We decided to go for the $245hkd which included the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was excited to see some cultural aspects of Hong Kong, but was disappointed to find out the Big Buddha was built in 1993. So much for that ancient history. It was cool to see in person and the gondola ride up to the spot was gorgeous, but I wouldn't have paid the money if I'd known it was a... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Big Buddha was awesome in the truest sense of the word - towering above the Po Lin Monastery at the top of a hill. The walk up, with landing areas where one could light incense sticks or simply admire the view and take photos, made the going easy. Once up top there is quite a bit to see inside... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I first visited the Big Buddha in Hong Kong in 1999 and things have changed a fair bit since then! Most notably, as of April 2015, there is now a cable car to take you to the Buddha, whereas previously I remember a lengthy and rickety bus journey, that would certainly not have suited the young children who were with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

1)don't go on a weekend or public holiday ! 2)if possible book in advance 3)don't buy their veggie meal 4)you are not obliged to buy their photos 5)be brave and eat at the food stalls outside the main restaurant and shops area....noodle stall and fish ball stall just delicious and cheap ! 6)relax and enjoy the day !

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went up on the gondola which is a great experience in itself. Very interesting at the top with plenty to see and do. Buffaloes wandering around was cool. The climb to the Buddha was somewhat strenuous but worth the climb.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I went there in the evening and the place is so beautiful and the Buddha statue and the eyes will make you stay there for long hours. The monastery and the view around & enroute is also good and there are lots of eating options around, but everything closes at around 5:30 to 6:00 PM. I would suggest having at... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It is a bit of a walk up stairs but it is worth it. We travelled by chairlift to the Buddha, that was breath taking. There is a littlw Chinese village then the walk up to the Buddha. Was a lovely experience

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surrey, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Going to Lantau to see the giant buddha is a must. It's amazing to see up close and personal. A beautiful area to spend the day climbing up to the buddha, or enjoying the shops and restaurants in the village

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