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Big Buddha

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #12 of 413 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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A great cable car ride up over the mountains takes 30 minutes with splendid views. The Buddha is impressive sat on the mountain peak. Their are a lot of steps to climb which in the intense heat and humidity wasn't the most pleasant experience but as long as you took your time it was ok. The site has been commercialised... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

At least some things are not changing in Hong Kong, and this is one of them. I was sad to hear that the boat tours in the Harbour are going away, due to big money trumping culture and history. The journey to the Buddha is incredible, but the actual Big Buddha is sublime, and very spiritual, we look forward to... More

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Go there as early as you can. Goto central ferry pier "buy return ticket". Off the ferry you will see the bus stop only 1bus are go up to the buddha. Bring some water with u or snacks. Ready will need to walk up alot of steps! One of the beautiful sightseeing place in HK. Make sure the weather is... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was truly a spectacular sight especially as a thunderstorm rolled in and the mist cascaded up from the valley enveloping the Buddha. A wonderful sight to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our trip to the Big Buddha took us the better part of the day but it was worth it. The cable ride is nothing amazing but the Buddha is beautiful - as is the view from the top!

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Peachland, Canada
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

tram ride fun. skip the line and buy a package from one of the very pushy people selling at the bottom of the steps. You get to skip the line and get a tour guide. Buddha from China and is facing the wrong direction. Something different to do. Metro orange line has a direct stop

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The more than five kilometre cable car ride to the Big Buddha was fantastic. It was reasonably priced and the views of Lantau Island, the airport and surrounding hilly countryside was amazing. The Ngong Ping Village between the Cable Car exit and the Big Buddha was very commercial but it was a great day out. The Buddha was impressive and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Long que but amazing place! One of the best place in Hong Kong! If you are in this city you Have to see the big Buddha!!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You should bring an Umbrella, Cap, Shades and specially WATER!! Going up is a challenge even to a young adult like me. (maybe this is a sign that I should take an exercise) Take your time when going up. Look around and take pictures of the scenery, as you get higher and higher. Try the streetfood near the bottom, specially... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went the to enjoy the view but unfortunatelly we got a lot of fog, rain and wind, even the budha was difficult to see

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