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Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre

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33 Tao Fong Shan Road, Hong Kong China
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Sha TinMass Transit Railway (MTR)5 min
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Leonhkny wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China6,331 contributions221 helpful votes
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Tao Fung Shan is one of the most overlooked attractions in Hong Kong. A short uphill walk from either Tai Wai or Shatin MTR stations, it is a complex of Westernized Chinese architecture built by a Danish master back in the 1930s. While the hybrid structre reflects East-West harmony, the view of Shatin and surrounding mountains from the viewing terrace is unbeatable.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Gladys Koh wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore276 contributions17 helpful votes
This place is very accessible from shatin station. Worth a short hike up there to get a view of the scenery and soak in the surroundings. Architecture was almost hundred year old with rich history.... For Christians, the huge cross on the hill and verses on the gate mean a lot to them
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Date of experience: October 2018
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LorinaBarbalas wrote a review Jun 2018
Littleton, Colorado192 contributions29 helpful votes
Up the mountain and far from the bustling crowds you will find this gem. It is a great place to come and get-away from it all. It's not 5 star living, but that's not the point of coming to a place like this - it is Christian, but very much contextualized to the Chinese world and so the buildings are all in Chinese style. Unique! They have some good gift items in their store, too. Food is basic - Cantonese family style where everyone eats from communal dishes (we went with a group), but it is not always offered. Please check in advance.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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r10623 wrote a review Mar 2018
Hong Kong, China56 contributions88 helpful votes
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Tao Fong Shan is located on a hill in Shatin, and is a place of calm and tranquillity, mainly for Christian retreat, so I was surprised to see it listed on TripAdvisor. Many had written about the Chinese-style architecture of the buildings, so I will not post photos nor describe them here. I visited with a Christian group, and we need to walk quietly around the grounds, preferably without talking, as some people were meditating. There is a dining hall (Pilgrim’s Hall) but not open to the public, but because we had a booking, we had lunch inside. They were self-service snack items plus a coffee machine (Hong Kong $20, about US$2.60, for a cup), and one puts into a cashbox on a trust basis. Despite high-usage, the restrooms (cum shower booths) were relatively clean and well-stocked. The “Lotus Crypt” is under the “Christ Temple”, where people go to confession, meditation and prayers. The highlight is taking a short (about 10 minutes) hike to the cross, where one could look down towards apartment buildings of Shatin Town and Shing Mun River, yet not feel the hustle and hectic pace of the city. Even if one weren’t a Christian, this place is well-worth a visit, to get away from fast-paced crowded city of Hong Kong, and have some peace, quiet and “me time“.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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J&S_Singapore wrote a review Feb 2018
Singapore, Singapore3,242 contributions403 helpful votes
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First I have say this is not a tourist place to begin with. It is more an area of prayer and meditation. Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre (道風山基督教叢林) is situated at Tao Fong Shan, founded in 1930s by the Norwegian missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt. The church was built in Chinese architecture style blending an interesting mix of East meet West. It is very close to Shatin station but easily ‘ignored’. We chanced upon this by reading a Traveler’s Blog, found it interesting and decided to make a trip here just recently. From the Pai Tau St 排頭街 we walked up a rather steep walkway, the journey takes alittle more than 20 mins. Then enter via a small gate (rem to close back) and soon will see a Labyrinth located next to the Lotus Pond, a place for prayer and focus. We took a short break here and then proceed to the chapel and ancillary buildings. The Chapel (known as The Christ Temple) is an interesting octagonal structure, but was closed when there’s no prayer session. At one corner we can see another side of the hill where the famous Thousand Buddhas Monastery萬佛寺 is!! From here we explored further; Ascension House a former hostel and also the large Cross which is a further 10 mins away, right at the edge of the Hill. We stayed for close to an hour here. NO epiphany moment but just quiet prayer. The place is really very calming for the mind and soul. One can take a good break from the din and crowds of the HK city here
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Date of experience: January 2018
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