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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #12 of 406 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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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's larger than life. If you can pick your way past the overly touristy shops as you step off the cable car, then navigate your way up the stairs to the statue you are approaching Nirvana. You can optionally pay for things up here like the museum or a meal or such or you can go totally free - it's... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must go to visit when you are in HK. First, you have to go to Tung Chung by mtr and then take the cable car and enjoy the natural view of the mountains, then when you arrive to Ngong Ping Village you can take a walk around the village and then walk up toward the Buddha. Once... More

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Hong Kong.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the largest statues in this part of the world, set in serene surroundings, but sadly of late, rather commercialised with over-priced tourist trinkets, so beware. the best way to get there is by MTR to TUNG CHUNG STATION, the exit of which is a short stroll to the Cable Car Station. It is worth to pay slightly more... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Only go there on a fine day or else you won't be able to see the Buddha even you are at the foot of the Buddha. If you want the whole package, eat vegetarian food at the restaurant.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Buddha at Lantau is a must... if you have time... cause you need the day or you need to start early... cable car it up.... the views are spectacular...

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I was amazing to be there and walked around the parks and small statues of samurai. The best is the way to get there by the cable car even more if you choose a car with transparent floor cabin.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

aside from riding a Cable Car from Tung Chung Train Station, you may ride a Bus # 23 and use the Octopus Card for HKD15 only. From riding the bus it will take 30 minutes ride and you can see the beaches and the local community while uphill to the Buddah. It was foggy during that time and zero visibility... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went up in Feb on a freezing cold day (degrees) was well worth the trip! We just got a standard cable car up and was glad we didn't spend the extra money on crystal as we got to see plenty! Do be prepared for a long cable car ride as we under estimated how long 5.7km took! You must... More

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Orlando
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It might be because its like looking in a mirror or some other strange reason - but I love any statue of Buddha though I'm not of the faith. It was cloudy on the day we visited the statue so taking pictures was problematic at times.. but even more thrilling was riding the 360 tram through cloud banks... and when... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Quite a trip to get to it but now several ways to get there, by boat, train ,bus, cable car. Bit of a dander up the stairs to get to the Buddha but the pictures and the view make it more than worth while. Nice to get out of the city and see a bit of "green HK" as many... More

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