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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #12 of 417 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

How can you go to Hong Kong and not go to the Buddha. It was such a cool experience! To get to the Buddha, you ride a long cable car to the top of the mountain. That in itself was reason enough to go. There's a lot of little shops and good sold. Don't miss this if you travel to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Buddha Is very new and modern, but still very nice. worth the walk up the 272 (I think) steps. Lovely view from the top

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Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

i guess this is a famous attraction in Hong Kong, so while you are there quickly go to the big buddha, but beware, make sure you buy your ticket for the cable car in advance to avoid the huge waiting line (we waited for about 1.5 hours). the cable car ride is more interesting than the buddha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was such an experience to visit the Big Buddha and to know the history behind construction. The 15m structure is such a beautiful piece of art and alls you can do is just but admire...that if you do the over 220 stairs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One thing about this attraction is that it's far from town. Take the train to Tung Chung station and then from there you can decide to take the cable car ($150 HKD) both ways or the bus ($17-27 HKD) one way. Anyway when you're there, there are a lot of steps to climb but you can see the Buddha from... More

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Go see the big Budha, it's a wonderful sight. Try the bus instead of the cable car, you get the most stunning views of the peninsula. The Budha itself is really impressing, but be sure to have a whole day

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a view. We were so glad we went, even if the ride on the bus up there was a bit hairy ! You can go by cable car which only takes 25 mins, but if you don't like heights I would advise taking the bus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited last May. Went via Crystal cable car - very highly recommended - then through the tourist village of eateries and then finally to the Buddha. Appox 200 steps to the Bhudda. I think it is the largest outdoor bronze Buddha in the world. Great views on a clear sunny day. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My family took a half day to see this wonderful place. Took a taxi there from the hotel and saw many people, got in line and waited for our turn (40 minutes) to ride the cable car, my husband was fear of high so we did not get the tickets for the see through cable car from our feet. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great experience,but the overall feel is too manufactured and detracts away from what the supposed spirit of the place should be-there is a Starbucks and Subway here for god sake! Would like to see more authentic stalls and genuine commerce offered.

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