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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 439 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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 restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

So every place you read about this place they make it very clear that there are about 12,800 Buddhas not 10,000. What wasn't so clearly documented is that there are about 12,800 steps to get to the very top of the area. I was here in November and the day was cooler & drier than usual (68 F with a... More

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Ranchi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This place is on the Shatin line of Hong Kong MTR away from the city. It is a small walk 10-15 min from the MTR station to the base of the monastery. Once there, you need to climb over 400 stairs to reach the top which has the monastery. The climb is not steep. On your way you will see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Even though it's a bit of a hike going up all those steps, once you get to the top you can sit and enjoy the panoramic view over Shatin and beyond. The main monastery is beautiful and has been restored to original condition and well maintained. Well worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Even in a confined timeframe we managed to visit the monastery and well worth the time. As the name suggests you could see many Buddha along the stroll that you take towards the main building. Each of them is simply impressive and creative. There is a bit of walk and climb involved but is well worth for an experience.

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Siam Reap
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a fascinating attraction that will give relief from the tedium of high fashion boutiques.and cityscapes. A bit of a climb into the hills to see some lurid and colourful gods in this temple with views over Sha Tin with the Lion rock in the distance. Gaudy but fascinating with a pagoda to climb and a little restaurant where... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are footpaths to this attraction. We went via the bee farm and bought some honey. Then went on up to the monastery. It is extremely interesting and as it is free it is well worth a visit. There are seats in case you need a rest going up or down. We had a drink in the cafe. Approximately 400... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited with my son. The entrance is close to Sha Tin MTR, tucked away behind a government building but once you are on the steep path up to the monastery you are surrounded by statues of Buddhas all the way to the top (not a trek for those not having a reasonable fitness level), where there are many magnificent statues... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

From the outside, the monastery looked amazing and that is all we can base a review on. I don't know if it was bad timing but were not allowed inside and they were finishing bits off prior to some official event. Plenty of vegetarian food on offer but little else to see.

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Lydd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Man Fat Sze, the Ten Thousand Buddha's Monastery is easily accessed from the Sha Tin MTR station and makes for an excellent half day trip out of the main city centre. Crowds get bigger in the afternoons so if you want to see it in peace, go early. Please also pay attention to areas within the temple where taking photos... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited here earlier in the year. After a healthy walk to the top to get there, there was plenty to see, and it was a humbling and moving experience. The architecture was magnificent and the atmosphere was so tranquil and calm, truly a place to go to get away from the rush and bustle of Hong Kong

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