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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 434 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived using the MTR to the Sha Tin station. After exiting the MTR station, it's about a ten minute walk to the base of the hill. Take exit B, walk to Pai Tau Street. Take a left on Pai Tau Street. There will be a park on your left as you walk down Pai Tau Street. Turn right before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a steep climb up to the monastery but you are truly rewarded when you reach the top. The temple is against a brilliant backdrop for photos too. Try the cafe for cool drinks and vegetarian food. Do not disrespect the statues as we observed whilst visiting, you will be admonished by the custodians. This includes eating/ picnicking along... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

First, be prepared for a climb. Best to make sure you are hydrated. It is some rest points along the path. Your adventure starts with the 1st step, there is a different buddha each step, most of the time on each side. Each is different no carbon copy. At the top there is a restaurant there to relax and regroup.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The buildings you can currently see are very nice but they are doing a lot of building work at the moment, restricting access to some areas of the monastery

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First, let me start by saying if you have bad knees or are way out of shape this is not for you. We traveled on August 15th and the sun was relentless. There was no charge, but we paid in sweat! The climb was steep and seemed never ending. We felt insect bites everyother step ( felt like mosquitoes ).... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came up to see the Buddha, unfortunately the Monastery was under a lot of renovations. I bet it will look great when it is done though.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas is a very clean, tranquil, and peaceful place. Beware of "false monks" at the entrance who will approach you and claim to bless you and ask for money. Just politely say, 'No thank you" and walk away. There are LOTS of steps, so take plenty of water and get ready for a great calorie-burning... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Actually despite my title it is worthwhile going - although I found all the gold buddhas on the way up a little tedious after a while but the views and the temples at the top make up for it! Also there is a little tea shop which is great for a pot of tea and recovering!

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As we were staying in Kowloon we took the hotel shuttle to Sha Tin station and walked to the Temple. In the heat of August it was a taxing climb which was eased by the many Buddhas lining the route. They took all forms from bearded men to angelic women. At the top of the climb the temple was small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A very spiritual area, just to walk around. Also there is a vegetarian restaurant, and the food is FANTASTIC !! (I will admit, that as a westerner - the bathrooms were a bit concerning, but still managed).

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