Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre

Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre, Hong Kong

Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre

Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre
4.5
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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mosto
Hong Kong, China2,843 contributions
Friends
Recommend to visit this place whether you are a local or tourist. It’s easy to get to. Take MTR to Sha Tin and from Exit B turn left and head towards the walkway ramp. Then turn left and retrace the ramp on street level and you will see some signs to To Fung Shan. You will see a narrow stairs sandwiched between 2 stairs. Climb the narrow stairs and then just walk up the slope for around 20 to 30 minutes following signs to To Fung Shan and you will find your destination. The Christian centre and it’s grounds comprising a church built with Chinese architecture, a labyrinth, a wooded area, an open air huge cross, etc were built about 100 years ago by a Norwegian evangelist. The place is quiet and unspoilt. You can easily spend 1 hour of your time there (not including the walk up). The architecture is really beautiful and you can see Shatin town and other attractions from the hill.
Written April 23, 2022
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,378 contributions
Couples
This place is easy to get to. If you come by public transport all u need to do is to take Mtr to Shatin, Exit B. At exit B turn left there should be a bridge / walk way to lead you to Pau Tau Village. Still with some old houses. At the corner there is a shop that sells sweets and snacks. From there, there is a faded sign to tell you to go to this place. It started with stairs but easy to get to.

The hike is easy and have beautiful flowers along the way. Upon arrival to the Christian center, you really feel very peaceful. Even in a misty and cloudy day, it does have its beauty. The architecture is Chinese and it is absolutely beautiful that they can still keep it. Worth a visit.

There is a labyrinth and a lotus flower pond and its worth walking to go and see.

The area is filled with birds chirping and wonderful flowers and trees.

After visiting this place you can continue the walk to head to Fo Tan. Along the way u will see a lot of trees , views and flowers.
Written March 7, 2021
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LorinaBarbalas
Littleton, CO194 contributions
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.
Written June 7, 2018
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,588 contributions
Couples
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
Written February 14, 2018
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CazzK12
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Family
Great place to come and visit. Took my 5 year old and he can explore around looking at the Christ temple and big white cross. He was able to walk back down the steps from up the hill to Shatin station. Walking is essential, an introduction to hiking. You may want to take a taxi up if you do have children. It is a retreat area so children would really need to keep quiet during the visit.
Written January 18, 2018
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Thomas
Seoul, South Korea58 contributions
Solo
This is an excellent place to take a break from the noise and crowds of the city. It is nice for a peaceful walk and meditation.

I particularly like the gift shop, too. Although the gift shop has a lot of religious materials, it also sells very beautiful hand-painted porcelain and Chinese ink paintings. Even if you are not very religious, the porcelain is beautiful and makes a great gift.
Written December 30, 2016
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theodorema
Hong Kong, China45 contributions
Family
This is a beautiful place in the middle of Hong Kong. It's definitely an amazing place to visit in your New Territories excursions. (Personally, I think this is much better than the Ten Thousand Buddhas which is more like a tourist amusement park).

Remember to check out their website first to learn about their Labyrinth and the history of the place.
Written February 10, 2016
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Gladys Koh
Singapore, Singapore268 contributions
Friends
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
Written October 22, 2018
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r10623
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
Business
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“.
Written March 23, 2018
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arachmichel
Toronto, Canada243 contributions
Couples
It is very close to Shatin station but not noticed by most people. It takes around 30 minutes to hike up, not too bad if you are used to hiking, you would reach this special place. It is nothing like any other Christian places. It has the style of Taoism, even the praying place - the church!

There is also a big cross with two Chinese words on it. The cross can be viewed from Shatin downtown if you look towards the hill, even at night, it is lit.

The place is very calming. I went on a cold rainy day, which may make it even more quiet than usual.
Written March 10, 2016
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