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“ngong ping ,,,polin monastery”
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Lantau Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is also known as the big buddha with the height of abut 34 feet .I call it the statue of buddha with beautiful eyes.IT is said that it took nearly 12 years to complete this work ,,,to really reach at the base of it we nearly need to climb 268 steps...the goodest of the thing here is to get vegetarians food .
Transportation:- MTR tung chung station exit B, then take ngong ping cable car which takes around 25 minutes. then walk for around 10 min to the monastery.HERE u can also shop ,eat relax .I fell a crystal cabin cable car should be taken and if u book through internet u really save a lot of time.

Thank deepaghatge
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We caught the star ferry across which was easy. Then a bus to the monastery. Be aware that the bus does not give change so try and have a mixture of notes. The bus trip was very bumpy and made me feel very queazy. Make sure you eat at the monestary, very cheap and humble food. Overall i would recommend going, good half a day trip.

2  Thank jess m
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We took the cable car ride up to the Big Buddha and the ride was great. We did go into cloud for a few minutes, but on the whole the journey afforded great views - and I got to see some aircraft movements at HK airport (sad, but I love it!). DO NOT buy your tickets from the touts parading up and down the lines waiting for the cable car - the official tickets are sold at the head of the queue.........however convincing they appear and annoying they become! The proper tickets are not that dear anyway - in fact, the ride is damn good value.

Guys, this is a cable car, and it is bloody high - don't go if you don't enjoy heights.

The initial impression upon arriving at the "top" is good, but sadly there are a few grotty establishments that really spoil the walk to the temple and the Buddha. Plenty of places to eat and clean toilet facilities are available.

The Buddha is without doubt, very impressive and well worth the effort of going to see. The temple looked a bit sorry cloaked in scaffolding, but everything has to be maintained sometime.

Look out for the wandering cows too ;-)

2  Thank Annie25th
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The main issue I had with Lantau was the complete lack of taxis. It is a nice place, but don't expect resort style villages, and the line to the Big Buddha was massive. It would be a nice place for a hike though.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Get the ferry from pier 6, best advice is to take the fast ferry as it will take around 1 hour on the slow ferry. Fast ferry is 420HKD and the slow ferry is 210HKD
Buses to big budda are very easy to use and are right outside the ferry terminal

1  Thank NottinghamCrazylady
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