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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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Great experience, worth the trip

A long train journey followed by a mainly uphill bus ride brought us to Bid Buddha, but it was definitely worth it! Big Buddha was barely visible through the mist, but we climbed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A long train journey followed by a mainly uphill bus ride brought us to Bid Buddha, but it was definitely worth it! Big Buddha was barely visible through the mist, but we climbed the steep steps all the way up to this absolutely enormous statue. It was apparently erected in 1996 as a tourist attraction - and it works! Even... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in HongKong then this is one place not to be missed. The peaceful surroundings around the statue is amazing though at times you may experience more crowd which vary from season to season. The best way to visit this place is via cable car which can be taken from cable car station near citygate mall. Also opt... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely worth a visit. Seeing the Buddha tower above you as you climb the steps is a surreal experience! The security guard there gave us a good run down of the artefacts inside the museum, and we got an offering from the monastery too. 10/10 would recommend.

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London
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've visited before so am slightly disappointed by the commercialisation with the introduction of the village that leads up to it turning it into some sort of theme park. However .. Once you got away from the shops the tranquil of the area can start to be felt Once up the steps to the Buddha - don't run up it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was a nice day out, if your not having lunch, you can do the whole trip in 3 hours, including travel from HKG CBD to the Buddha. That was all we needed. Didn't have lunch, as I've lunched there before and my other half is allergic to the mention of the word vegetarianism. Nice food first time around though.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is must when you are visiting Lantau Island. Put on your tennis shoes. It is a pretty good hike up the stair to the top, but it is worth hike. Great view from the top.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Its one of the must visit place in Hong Kong. To reach here, you got to take a cable car ride. I would recommend to take "glass bottom" car, not just for good view, but also to avoid queue.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The cable car ride up to Ngong Ping where the big buddha sits on top of hill was just amazing. Above the clouds and you get the panoramic view of land and sea of Lantau island and the airport. Climbing the 268 steps to see the buddha was worth it. It wasn't hard, climb at your own pace. There's souvenir... More 

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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of the trip. Take the gondola! A bit on the expensive side, but a long long ride and views that you can't replace. Try to avoid the weekends and go early mornings or later afternoons. Also spectacular sights at night with all the lights on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Big Buddha as part of a ¾ day tour that incorporated lots of different things. The Buddha itself is quite impressive (we seen so many 'largest' Buddha's over the years) this was the largest 'outdoor seated' Buddha and we went inside it to look at various exhibits that were OK but nothing too special.

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