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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #10 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I could see the Big Buddha far away from when I was in the cable car as it was about to arrive at Ngong Ping Village, and it looked majestic and breathtaking basking in the morning sunshine and reflection. When I climbed the 16 flights of 15 steps each to get to the top, I was panting rather heavily but... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Having never visited a Buddhist temple I had an fresh mind. We could not reach the location by cable car as the queues were far too long. Consequently we used the local bus to get there. You are dropped off at the car park and walk through a figured walkway. You walk up a long flight of steps to reach... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Bit of a walk up to see him, but a taxi driver told it was worth it, because you leave one of your troubles on each step.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awesome to seethe Giant Buddha and was surprised that there was a relic on display too. Vegetarian refreshments was tasty but was confused as it appeared that one must pay to go uphill to. View the Giant Buddha. Ticket actually included the refreshment and tour of premise. Would be better if cable car rides started at 9.30/9 instead of 10am.... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Take the ferry ride and have a day trip on the island. Prepare to hike up the stairs to see the Buddha up close. Have a nice lunch in the monastery and even get a little present from the monks. I highly recommend this day trip.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is certainly a must do for those that visit Hong Kong. But a word of warning. If you plan to take the cable car up to the Big Buddah, pre book/ pay for your tickets as the queue is a killer. I waited for two hours to finally get a ticket on the cable car. Not a good start... More 

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Adamstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing site, only seen things like this in the movies, felt like kung fu panda climbing the stairs but tge view was incredible and the Buddha up close a sight to behold. Total one off experience, loved it.

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Owego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Go early - lines can be long - cheaper souvenirs as you get to far edge of the shopping part. Be ready for a long climb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

OK this is a giant buddha. From what people say, you'd be forgiven if you thought this was some historical piece, and maybe it was constructed a long time ago. Well, 20 years, to be true. This is a modern creation, taking full advantage of technology etc. So do not come to look at this as if it were some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A great way to retreat from the frantic shopping, eating and drinking in Hong Kong, a must when visiting HK.

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