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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong...
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Ranked #10 of 391 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived around 11 and had a quite lengthy wait for the cable car ride to the Big Buddha. That said, the cable car ride was interesting - great views! The Buddha was enormous, but the "village" after you get off the cable car is completely "commercial". I guess I should have expected that! Worth a visit, but you don't... More

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The monastery around the Big Buddha was interesting but we found the fact that the Buddha was facing Beijing kind of hypocritical and really a turn-off. That said the ride up and down the cable cars afforded splendid views of Lantau Island and the surrounding area.

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Harrow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing ride up to the Buddha on the cable car, best and longest ever The Buddha itself is amazing and all the information on the inside is great as well

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, beautiful views. Tram ride was fun. Line was a little long so buy ticket online or go early.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We queued for over an hour to travel on the cable care to the Buddha but worth the wait. Trip up in cable car is 25 mins of pure entertainment. You have the most amazing overview of Hong Kong Airport and not to mention the village and Buddha when you get to the top. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Tian Tan Buddha, otherwise known as the Giant Buddha, is a majestic attraction viewed from afar, even more so up close. It was a tiring but nevertheless fulfilling climb to the top of Mount Muk Yue where it is perched, and the view from atop is just divine. You sort of really feel closer to God from way up... More

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Uralla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Big Buddha is a wonderful structure made even more impressive when you consider its position.It commands wonderful views and is surrounded by lovely statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The cable cart can be great on the way up however it feels long and boring on the way back down. The actual Big Buddha area is great, nice, relaxing and scenic. Great activity to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I loved this excursion in Hong Kong, the Buddha is definitely worth seeing as is the monastery. amazing views from the top. Cable car is a great experience but make sure you buy tickets in advance.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You need at least 4 hours for this experience due to it's location, the waiting in line, the cable car transport up the mountain side, the walk to the Buddha and the climbing of the 252 stems up to the Buddha - then perhaps a meal or refreshments while you are up their prior to your return cable car trip... More

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