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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lots 358-359,IN D D 185, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
New Territories
+852 2691 1067
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ten thousand Buddhas are miniature individual paintings that cover the interior walls surrounding the central statue. No photographs are permitted so you'll have to visit yourself to appreciate the quiet beauty. The gigantic exterior is worth spending time to explore with its intricate carvings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NormG1
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am travelling to Hong Kong for over 30 years and never even heared of this monastery until recent. It is a nice walk up and the road is filled with Buddha statues. This is a really nice place and certainly worth the walk and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MvdK01
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting ten thousand stautes, but realised when we arrived that they were mostly photos. HOWEVER, it's still an impressive building, and the Buddha statues are very, very impressive. The whole complex is a really interesting thing to look around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBoagey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery is a bit hidden and very surprising - I loved going up (and down) the stairs surrounded by all the 'human' size buddhas. It is very pretty and unusual ! It is not far from the City Center and it is free. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

45-50 by MTR from city center, beautiful Buddha statues on both side when you climb up the hill, be prepared to burn some calories you have gained form amazing HK food, veg lunch at the monastery beautiful and peaceful,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rohit8585
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared for a long flight of steps up. Take your time to appreciate the Buddhas along the stairs and you might even spot monkeys. The temple up is grandiose. You can even climb a bit further up to see a mini waterfall and tortoise...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bokensha-kanji
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We struggled a bit to find this as there are no road signs showing you where to go and ended up finding the entrance behind a government building on a little alley way. It is really interesting and a really nice experience but be prepared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 688roxanned
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trek towards the monastery is an uphill climb depending on your level of fitness. As you walk uphill you are surrounded by golden statues of different images of Buddha. Each statue u as a different face and pose. An interesting interpretation, almost with artistic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZenFunTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful place; very peaceful. The long climb, with a guard of honour from golden statues, is well worth it for the incredible sights at the top. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigWoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Hong Kong for a few months and waiting for the weather to cool down, I made my way to the 10,000 Buddha's Monastery. There is definitely quite a bit of a climb to the top of the Monastery, but you get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from backpacker31 | Reviewed this property |
The path is paved, however, it is quite steep in places. Also, if you’re going now, it will be extraordinarily hot and humid. Personally, there are a lot of more suitable places to take your 10 month-old in HK.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Sky_beyond | Reviewed this property |
They have the slope next to stairs but i would not recommend it... also its not same as Big Buddha, no cable car.
June 14, 2018|
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Response from JKPImageFusion | Reviewed this property |
MTR then walk both are close to stations.