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“A must visit during your stay in Hong Kong” 5 of 5 stars
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Big Buddha
Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #6 of 712 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A must visit during your stay in Hong Kong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

To reach the Big Buddha you need to take a cable car which is for about 25 minutes and it is well worth the experience from Tung Chung to reach Ngong Ping. One can easily spend half a day through this very picturesque part of Lantau Island as you go up to the Big Buddha from Tung Chung. En route, you get an amazing view of the island, of the ocean, the airport and as you ascend towards Ngong Ping, you can see the Big Buddha which is very iconic and worth a visit in this region. I would say if you have just a day in Lantau, a visit to Big Buddha is a must even if you were to skip Disneyland, it is well worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I am not into Buddhism or anything like that but I have never been anywhere where as I walked amongst thousands of tourists I felt total peace within myself and tranquil without a care in the world. The temples and the Buddha are wonderful to see but the feeling surrounding the whole place just knocked me for six. We didn't realise that there was a small village there with shops so we hadn't taken much money or credit cards with us (a big mistake) as there are some lovely unusual shops especially the chopstick shop. Do not go to Hong Kong without going to Lantau Island to visit the Big Buddha. It is a must.

Visited March 2013
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Pattaya, Thailand
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“Very respectful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you or your family are not able to climb over 100 steps to see the Buddha on the top, On the ground floor, There's a big circle platform in front of the buddha. Stand in the center of the circular platform and pray from here.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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“Biggest Buddha statue in the world!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I've reviewed the Big Buddha as part of my review of Lantau Island, but I'll post a brief reprise of it here.

The Big Buddha is the largest statue of Buddha in the world, it's massive and very impressive, it also sits atop a hill making it more so.

The statue is at Po Lin Monastery, itself very impressive, but undergoing substantial renovations while we were there.

Other than the footpath through the Hong Kong National Park whick snakes its way across Lantau Island up to Po Lin, we considered two ways of getting to and from the Big Buddha.

Skyrail, the Swiss-built, longest cable car in the world with the aptly named 'monster pylon' takes about 25 minutes from Tung Chung MRT right up to Po Lin. The views over the mountainous national park and out over stunning coastal scenery towards the South China Sea are worth every penny of the fare.

We queued for about 15 minutes for the cable car, but judging from the queuing areas, wait times at busy periods would get much, much longer.

The cars are extremely clean, each one being cleaned before passengers get in.

Those who are frightened by regulation cable cars may find this one even more so as it soars up over the waterway between the airport on Chek Lap Kok island and Lantau Island.

The other option we considered was bus from Po Lin down to the coast at Mui Wo and then by ferry back to Hong Kong, directly or via Cheung Chau Island. A possible route for anyone not able to take the cable car.

Visited April 2013
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Gurgaon, India
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“Out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The biggest bronze statue is a sight not to be missed. If you dont have much time to come over from the city, I suggest a short trip on your way to the Airport. You will not regret.

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