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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
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you've got a day spare and want to get away from the city and see something a bit different, taking the cable car and seeing the big Buddha is an excellent experience. The views are breathtaking, and although the village is a little touristy, its worth the relatively small sum to take the cable car and have a look... More

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I advise you take the cable car on a 1 way ride then return to HK central district by the fast ferry. This way you get more to see. Big Buddha is wonderful, but the place lacks spirituality...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This wondrous statue is the biggest seated outdoor bronze Buddha in Asia. You can go inside to see a museum about Buddhists and you get amazing views from the viewing platform just under where the Buddha is seated.

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Warsaw, Poland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Budda (and the whole area) is a really nice place in Hong Kong! You should absolutely go there! There are also great views from there as well as from the cable car you need to take to get there.

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Chiang Mai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip - free to view and walk up. No need to pay any money.......unless you want to visit the museum and have a meal at the restaurant. Nice views over the valley/island.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Big Buddha on Lantau Island is a definite must while visiting the city. So many people come to Hong Kong and rarely venture beyond the "concrete jungle". This will give you a completely different perspective on the city and the culture here in general. In recent years the area at the base has become much more commercialized and touristy... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of a schlepp to get there - taking public transport. Then it is expensive to take the cable car up, though I must say the views from the glass-enclosed cars of the mountains and bays - and the airport - are phenomenal! Then once there, it is very commercialised: rows and rows of all sorts of... More

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

Top tip: book your cable car tickets online! We booked online and managed to skip massive queues! (I have friends who have queued for 2 hours just for cable car tickets!) The cable car up to the Buddha offers incredible views over the whole of Hong Kong. If you are scared of heights, this may not be for you, but... More

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Astorp, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's an impressive monument but a bit of a tourist trap. Go early in the day and preferably off season. Take your time to really enjoy the view from the top of the stairs, it's among the best views in the world.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit for the cable car ride and views, but pick a day when there are likely to be less tourists as the queues are insane. Avoid peak times and bank holidays.

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