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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

Lots 358-359,IN D D 185, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
852 2691 1067
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Ranked #15 of 436 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small... more » Owner description: A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail. « less
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Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place all the details so much to see. I was so taken in by all the carvings on stuff. They take time to make sure everything is perfect. A must see.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The signing is poor, hence I climbed extra 300 steps that led to nowhere. But once I reached the right track, it was worth the trouble. After climbing 480 steps, go to the right and climb some more and then come back and turn left. After you see the temple and the big Budha statues, exit through the gate at... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The location is a bit hard to get to. Catch a train to Sha Tin, head towards the Home Central mall then kind of walk around behind it and you see a lane way with a little sign for the Monastery. Walk down the lane way then you begin the ascent up the mountain past the 12,000+ buddha statues. I... More

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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Firstly get there early, due to the climb we were sweating and puffing even in the early morning around 9am. This site was easy to find with instructions from the net, plus a video off youtube. Once there at the start of the climb there are signs with instructions. The stairs up have a ramp which I found easier to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Definitely worth the walk to see this attraction. Free entry, the only think to watch out for is fake monks. I was stopped by a man in a monk outfit, he offered me a beaded bracelet and appeared to bless me. When I thanked him and went to walk away, he asked me for money. I gave the bracelet back... More

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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The climb was steep but enjoyable if you take your pace slowly. There's a small restaurant on top. We had the sagu with coconut oil and lemon grass juice,very refreshing and cheap. The view on top was awesome. So glad we went. Even our 3 year old enjoyed the climb.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The walk is a little bit strenuous but the Monastery is definitely worth it. Pay attention to hundreds of different faces of Buddhas. If you still can to to the top of pagoda.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The monastary is not too far from the train station. The walk to the monestary is lined with many Buddhas. Be sure to take some water with you for the climb, especially if the weather is warm. The various temples are worth seeing. We had a light lunch at the small restaurant at the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Decided to visit ten thousand Buddhas monastery instead of big Buddha as it seemed a bit less touristy. The walk up to the top is really interesting (and seriously not that challenging as long as you don't mind some steps). So great to explore all the Buddhas! Some with hands growing out their eyes, others with lots of heads, lots... More

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Found our way by bus and got off near the IKEA store of all places and walked along a narrow path and found the entrance. The climb up the steps made this so worthwhile. So many different life size Buddhas lined the steps are you ascend. We stopped many times to appreciate the work depicted in so many of them.... More

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