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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #12 of 434 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this recently and it was a great day trip. The Big Buddha is located far enough from the city to feel like you get a short break from the big city life. I suggest taking the gondola ride as your treated to a great view. I recommend riding up in the regular gondola and then... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit and is very easy to get to using the underground. The cable car ride is magnifent with incredible views. My only slight disappointment, was how commercial everything was when you get off the cable car, with a huge amount of shops. Be prepared to climb up a lot of stairs to get to the Big... More

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Haywards Heath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Lot of steps up to the statue but definitely worth it. Museum didn't look that good so didn't pay to go round.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The big buddha is certainly worth a visit along with the temple nearby.The chair lift leading up to it is well worth the wait in line.Recommend booking the crystal cabin on chair lift for the views alone.Ignore the touristy village when you get off. Its good for the clean toilets and that is about it.Walk straight through to the temple... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I loved this place, the views are amazing, and the Buddha is very impressive. I got the cable car out there and the bus back, its a must see in Hong Kong.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There are many great temples and statues to see in and around Asia, but the HKG location and feel are very nice here. The area at the base has become almost Disneyland-sequel but the steps up reward you with a phenomenal view, and a healthy heart rate at the top!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The big Buddha statue is impressive to see. It's situated on Lantau Island and can get visited easily in a day trip from Hong Kong.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Peace comes over you like a wave once you enter the monastery, its beautiful! Allow lots of time to use the Ngong Ping Sky Car (they close at 6pm) and make time to wander the street of shops on your way in.. Bring a camera.. Fave place in HK!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Statue of Big Buddha is grand. But we have to be a climber. There were 280 steps to climb one way. The cable car and the statue. It was worth to go there.

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chiayi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am absolutely terrified of heights! The first time I went to Hong Kong I passed the chance to go here. However, I read awesome reviews about this place so I really make it to a point to visit here the next time. There are two ways to reach the top, bus and cable car. The bus is a cheaper... More

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