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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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As featured in Hong Kong for free
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I had a free day in Hong Kong and decided to go to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. At first we were a little frustrated because we got lost coming out of Sha Tin Station (and wound up on the wrong side of the divided highway). REAL WAY TO GET THERE: Find the exit that takes you... More

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

if you intend to go and see this take the train to sha tin its fun and not far to walk to the gate .if its hot take plenty of water for the walk up there is water and food at the top.its WORTH THE EFFORT .not a lot of tourist go there therefore its not crowded .

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had read about the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and it was on our must-see list when visiting Hong Kong. As you climb to the monastery - and it is a steep, steep climb, especially if it is hot and humid - the path is lined with gold buddhas in different poses. Some are serious, some whimsical, some playing instruments... More

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littlehampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A slow climb up 410 steps ( I know cause i counted them all) with smiling buddhas all the way up brings you to the monastery and out buildings with even more buddhas,all caked in gold even the founder is preserved in gold, be it paint or the real stuff.A further climb brings you to more buddhas and temples.By now... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First time, I went there by myself. This second time, I brought my family with me. It was a hot, humid day and to visit there in such weather is a very bad idea. Though often read from reviews and from the signage around the place, I haven't met a single monk around the place on both my visits. Do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First of all - beware of the fake monks trying to charge you at the entrance by "blessing you". This has been written about in the guide books and websites but still - good to know! They approached us quite aggressively but we jut kept walking! After that it is a steep climb with plenty of steps but the Buddhas... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As other reviewers have pointed out this is not for anyone who is not in good physical condition. The walkway to the top is lined with hundreds of gold painted Buddhas in all sorts of positions and activities. The temple is a long cab ride from Kowloon waterfront although you can get there by the subway if you know the... More

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never seen so many different kind of Buddha.. Once you make it up there, its nice, calming feeling. There are some every old restaurant nested around this community.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fascinating place to visit although tucked away. If you have health problems probably not the best place for you but culturally a treat.

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Windhoek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The cable car trip up to the monastery is in itself an experience not to be missed. The food at the restaurant is different but representative of the local cuisine. Although all the disses were vegetarian it was still very tasty and well presented. Service was excellent.

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