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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 406 attractions in Hong Kong
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Not a good start when we were ripped off for 500HKD and given back 200 Baht (noticed lBaht change ater) as entry fee when some so called monks asked for an entry fee. A little later on signs said free. Our tour guide initially said not all people dressed as monks are monks. She should have said that Monks don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This place is a little off the beaten path from the standard tourist attractions, but is worth it if you can make it there. The walk up to the temple is a little taxing, so may not be ideal if you cannot handle many steps. We got there a little before it closed, so it was pretty empty, which was... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Don't miss the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery if you are in Hong Kong. It's not that far from the city centre and it's well worth a visit. Walking up the steps through a sea of gold buddhas, each one unique in its own way and with different facial expressions, is a really great experience. It's really quiet and peaceful there... More

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

For one that loves to see Buddha statues of any sort... this place is a dream... A little difficult to find however and as I asked for directions no one was very good at telling us where to go... As you exit the subway station - head north toward the mountains. Stay on the path to the left of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very cultural but beware a lot of steps up to the top. Don't let it put you off though when you get there it was so authentic!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

For something different, check out the Sha Tin 10,000 Buddhas. The walk up is strenuous but worth the climb. The hall with all the Buddhas is cool. Note, there are 2 access paths. The main one, with the driveway & the carved golden monks is better. The other one is just steps, harder to find, and is quite a steep... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I loved this day trip, one of my favourite parts of Hong Kong. It is about 5 minute walk from Sha Tin station and quite easy to find by following the signs. You probably want to set aside at least 1-2 hours visiting time, not including travel. It is a pretty huge walk up the hill (430 steps) to many... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A must see - helps non-residents understand more about the Chinese culture. Locals are most happy to explain.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The ten thousand buddhas monastery is a great spot to visit, but located way off the beaten track up in the new territories. With free entry, panoramic views from the top, and open expanses of lush greenery, this spot makes for a fantastic day trip. Thete is a bit of a walk to get to the top, but the track... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is not one of the main tourist attractions you hear of when visiting Hong Kong. Located in Sha Tin in the New Territories, it's way off the main tourist map. However, it's well worth visiting and there really are 10,000 buddhas although a lot of them are very small and inside the main temple building. The climb to the... More

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