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Big Buddha

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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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The first thing to know is that if you want to use the gondala to get there then make sure you book ahead otherwise you may be disappointed. We didnt know this so we went to Tung... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The first thing to know is that if you want to use the gondala to get there then make sure you book ahead otherwise you may be disappointed. We didnt know this so we went to Tung Chung station and caught bus #23. As it happened, the gondola had broken down that day so that may be another thing to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic views from cable car trip up and down from the mountain. Easy to get to by train from Hong Kong. Worth the half day trip. Buddha is impressive but as has been mentioned is of no real historical or religious significance- still good to see though! Food in village around buddha not great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The steps though they seem to be too many, can easily be acheived. Just have his name on your lips. The arena is extremely serene and is contagious. Just a few minutes here will make you feel rejuvenated because of the atmosphere and the chants, not to forget the background music from the shops below. Not to be missed.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I got up early and took a ferry trip to Lantau Island to visit the famous Big Buddha, supposed to be the largest sitting Buddha in Asia. It easy to get there just take a taxi ride to the outlaying Island ferry service and catch the ferry to Lantau Island once there just hope on a bus and make your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It was a nice 30 minute cable car ride - beautiful view of the mountains of hong kong. Very interesting Po Lin Monastery; good hike to the top of Big Buddha! - roughly 260+ steps. Enjoyable tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Liked to see it but doesn't really have any history and takes a while to get to so if time is tight I wouldn't reccomend visiting (unless it has some religious significance for you maybe)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is worth seeing for half a day. We took the cable car up and it was an amazing view, especially with the glass bottom. The Buddha is amazing and you have to climb some steps to get up there, so bear this in mind when visiting We managed to catch a Shaolin Monks group that is on tour which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A day trip to Lantau island to visit the big Buddha and the other temple there. We went my bus (no 23) from the station up, takes about 45 min and cost about 34 HKD return fare. Beautiful bus ride with some fantastic scenery. There is a vegetarian restaurant at the top...worth a try!!!

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Buddha is enormous and can be seen from miles away on a clear day. It really is beautiful especially in the sunlight. You can pay to go inside or just appreciate the outside for free, the climb up is intense but should be manageable for most people. There are many people selling drinks and icecream as well as souvenirs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Will definitely recommend a day trip to Lantau Island if you have more than 3 days in Hong Kong. The 1-day trip was a refreshing change in scenery from Hong Kong Island with its mountain view and cooler weather. The walk up the fleet of stairs to the Big Buddha should be manageable although a fair amount of climbing is... More 

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