Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Sini N
10 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you choose to take the Ngong Ping cable car to the Big Buddha, you miss out on a really nice hike up to the top. Actually the hike and FINALLY at some point getting the first glimpse of the statue from a distance was the best part: the village with all tourists and souvenir shops was disappointing and ruined the feeling of a pilgrimage that we reached during the 2,5h uphill walk. We walked all the way from Tung Chung MTR station, and needed some Google Maps guidance to find the right path. We encountered maybe 5 people during the 10km walk. I recommend this hiking experience, but not to anyone who is not in a rather decent physical condition. Going up non stop for 2,5 hours can get a bit straining. However, challenging yourself and finally getting the reward of seeing the Buddha make it worth the effort! You can take the cable car down, and enjoy the ride. Before to go, check the cable car schedules to get down or prepare to walk back down, maybe in darkness.
Written January 7, 2020
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10000hrs
14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you’re on a stopover or have 2-3 hours free, this is well worth the trip. The location is very easy to get to via mtr to Tung Chung station then you can either take the bus or cable car to the big Buddha. We took the cable car and the views were spectacular. Due to low season at the moment, the place was very peaceful, we paid for the tickets to see the relic at the big Buddha and also got a full vegetarian meal with dessert at the temple which was worth it. The place is very serene and a nice getaway - highly recommend it.
Written January 1, 2020
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TheTunaFiles
Perth, Australia27 contributions
Dec 2019
We caught the ferry from Central Pier to Mui Wo and then a bus to Tian Tan Buddha. The bus only runs every 1.5 hours so it worth checking ferry and bus times before you go. The Buddha is good and worth the trip. However we were a little disappointed as our expectations were quite high as we've seen lots of Buddhas in Sri Lanka and Japan. Don't forget to visit the Po Lin Monestary which is right beside the Buddha/ We caught the cable car back down which has great views over out over the Sea, the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge and the HK International Airport. Check the visibility before you go because if it is cloudy or hazy you won't be able to see anything.
Written January 2, 2020
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Daby
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
The cable car is the worse. Elderly or those walking with walking sticks were not given priority nor a waiting place for them.
The queues were cut by saying "we are together".

@ the big buddha, those people picnic behind the buddha and eating meats!

The taste foods that restaurant selling is not up to the value of the charges

I'm so disappointed with this trip to Lantau Island (Big buddha)
Written January 25, 2020
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,220 contributions
Jan 2020
It's my second time visiting Tian Tan Buddha in 15 years, extremely impressed with the cable car.
It's highly recommended to get there early about 9 am (about 15 mins getting the ticket) unless buying in advance. Otherwise, you might have to wait at least an hour if you're there after 11 am.
Also, highly suggested to board a crystal (glass-bottomed) cabin on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Ngong Ping village (25 mins ride). Walking up to the big Buddha and pray. We got a private cabin on the way back. Then, can do a (window) shopping at the Citygate Outlets
Written April 4, 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
Jun 2021
Normally one of Hong Kong’s most popular sights, the giant bronze Buddha is entirely hidden under scaffolding and there is absolutely nothing to see of it. If your main purpose in coming here is to see the Buddha, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You can still climb the 268 stairs to the Buddha’s base and visit the Merit Hall at the top of the podium, but frankly, this is a lot of effort for little reward.
First opened in 1989, the Buddha took 10 years to build at a cost of $60 million HKD but it is now due a facelift and has been closed for some months while they remove layers of grime and oxidation. Unfortunately, I couldn't see any information on when the renovation work will be completed but it looks as if it will be quite a while yet so I would definitely check the website before going.
Despite the Buddha being missing in action, it’s not a wasted trip. The Ngong Ping cable car ride up there is worth doing and the Po Lin monastery and surrounding arches and grounds are lovely. Most impressive of all though is the Wisdom Path, a simple but powerful series of monumental wooden pillars carved with the complete verses of the Heart Sutra. It was incredibly striking and is a pleasant, easy 15 minute walk from the Buddha.
Written July 25, 2021
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TravelGuy
Italy18 contributions
Mar 2020
Getting to the Tian Tan Buddha wasn't super straight foreword, but it was worth it. I recommend going in the evening and staying until it closes. The best moment is when everyone leave and you are left alone with the sunset and the wind.

I also got the chance to spectate to a monk chorus (I honestly have no idea what it actually was) which was a really... weird and unique experience.

I've been there in November 2019 but only now remembered to actually write down a review.
Written February 16, 2021
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Breeze
902 contributions
Nov 2019
I've been here many times, however, everytime I'm here that I feel happy and relax.
It is really a big Buddha statue, and from the different angle, you can get the different pictures. If the weather is good and clear, the picture will be amazing.

There are so many steps to climb up to see Buddha, and always be crowded in the steps. Once you are in the top of it you will see broadly and enjoy the air and scenery.

Highly recommend to visit here when you get the spare time in Hing Kong.
Written October 11, 2020
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AradhanaVerma
Mumbai, India149 contributions
Mar 2020
The Statue of the 112 feet tall Big Buddha, constructed from 202 bronze pieces and 34 metres tall is a must visit when you visit Ngong Ping. It is visited through the year by a large number of tourists. Very peaceful and worth spending some time.
The Buddha statue denotes the harmonious relationship between people and faith, set amidst the lap of nature. A total of 268 steps lead to Buddha. However, there is also a small road for vehicles etc. so that any one with a physical disability is also able to visit. Beneath the statue are three halls and there is a relic of Buddha inside which can be seen only by visitors who purchase an offering for the Buddha.
Worth a visit totally!
Written July 3, 2020
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,077 contributions
Feb 2020
Despite the cable cars were not in operation due to COVID-19, getting to Big Buddha is easy via the bus charter from Tung Chung Station.

The virus has had a huge impact on visitors. There is very little tourist and mostly locals that are visiting.

While the Buddha is big, photo opportunity especially near the bottom of the stairs. Photos are PROHIBITED inside the Buddha.

It is pretty boring but still a must see.
Written February 25, 2020
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