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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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Majestic experience watching the Big Buddha

Watching Big Buddha is an entire experience that also involves a host of other sites at Lantau Island, hence it is important to plan your trip accordingly. For going to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Watching Big Buddha is an entire experience that also involves a host of other sites at Lantau Island, hence it is important to plan your trip accordingly. For going to the top: Cable car is the best way to reach the top, I would strongly recommend the crystal cable car with glass floor while going up for fantastic views of... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lantau Island has been a dream place for me way back in highschool, visited the Big Buddha 3 years ago was a never to forget experience. I was able to embraced the coldness of the venue upon arrival at the main entrance. You can stroll around the park and enjoy the street foods. I have tried numerous of frozen strawberry... More 

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Dolores, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Best part is the cable car ride from City Gate Mall, views are great takes about 25 min. During the week is better fewer people short lines. Nice area at the top but lots of tourist shops. Stairs up to statue pretty steep but nice once you've made it and refreshments are available to buy on top. If you're staying... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing moments from the past as well as the present. Again, this is a place where the crowds don't interfere with your peace and the heart-stopping views of the Buddha and the scenery on the way up in the cable car.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a very large statue of Buddha. The trip there is scenic and it's a must see in Hong Kong. You can walk around the grounds and explore the temples and even catch a glimpse of the monks. Have ice cream if you visit on hot day, or grab a vegetarian lunch. There are lots of religious artifacts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Take the MTR to the last station of the orange line then buy tickets for the 360cable where you can get a hell of a ride and view! Whole experience for 10usd pax A must do!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I dislike this place. Tourists not coming here to walk the entire steps to reach buddha. I saw many tourist just take selfie on the ground and turn back (including me). Tourism board shall create sort of lift or escalator.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Imagine the local monks (and workers) lugging all the equipment and material up the mountain to build to the Buddha. This had to be a work of love and commitment. The buddha itself is mesmerising. You can't stop looking at her/him from different angles. The view down towards the monastery is definitely worth the walk up the stairs.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited this spot 4-5 times. Its a good weekend day trip coupled with spiritual feeling. One has to go to Tung Chung which is located on the orange (Tubg Chung) line. From there either a bus or cable car will take u to the big buddha aka Po Lim monastery. Quite a few steps to climb but the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Like Victoria Peak, you can access the Big Buddha via the transit. If you have a transit pass, you can take the train part way and the bus the rest of the way.

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Address: Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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