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Big Buddha

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Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Not only for people who trust in 佛

The 佛 is very big, we have to walk many steps to get there. It's good for our health and take photos

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
siushanb
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Hong Kong Region, China
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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The 佛 is very big, we have to walk many steps to get there. It's good for our health and take photos

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The tram trip and Big Buddha visit was one of the highlights of our stay in Hong Kong. It is an amazing view, and very beautiful and peaceful shrines. This is by far worth the time and money. Take the tram, and not the bus!!!!! Good restaurants on top as well.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went right after Chinese new year up to the big Buddha and I have to say it was a bit disappointing. We had to wait in line for over 1,5 hours to get the ticket. We shared a cabin with 9 Chinese people and they were super loud which kind of ruined the trip up there. When we where... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A site you don't want to miss. Incredibly large bronze Buddha. Impressive. Stairs not daunting at all -- so crowded we had to take them slowly. We went during Chinese New Year, so crowds were huge. Planned to take cable car up and back, but when we arrived there was a 2.5 hour wait to buy cable car ticket. Even... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If it only took 20 minutes or so to get it it I might feel differently, but the Big Buddha is not worth the close to 4 hour round trip plus expense (I'm factoring in time waiting to buy tickets for the cable car and then the wait for it). Here are my gripes: -The whole area around the Big... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wow! Worth a visit, but getting up all those steps was so difficult! Tip is to take your time and plenty of water. Great views and lots to see at the top

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went there a week after the Chinese New Year. There was a very very long queue (almost 3 hours) to buy ticket for the cable car. But it was worth it. The cable car ride was fun and the view was amazing. The village was very touristy. And the food was very expensive. However, the statue was amazing. Don't forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

it s my first time to an Asia country and Hong Kong is a very special place i would say. i heard that the Big Buddha is one one of the biggest outdoor bronze statue in the world and i really love the peaceful and calm atmosphere there. One thing i would suggest before going up to the Big Buddha... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had the idea of visiting this giant as my parents were here in August 2013 and did not see it because of typhoon. So when I was in HK for a week to see the city, visit my friends and do some sightseeing I decided to go see the Big Buddha. We were crazy to do that on Saturday... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

the giant buddha is a must visit attraction in the list of places to visit in Hong Kong. the ngong ping cable car take you up to the ngong ping village which is where the giant buddha is situated. whoever, goes to visit must take an effort to climb up the stairs to visit the top of the buddha. the... More 

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