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“An interesting excursion” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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Lantau Island And Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour With Hotel Pickup in Hong...
Ranked #5 of 807 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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“An interesting excursion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is my second visit here and there has been many improvements.For an interesting trip to the Big Buddha,take the ferry from the Hong Kong side Star Ferry to Lantau Island,approximately 20 minutes,from the Pier take the bus directly up to the Big Buddha,approximately 25 minutes.The route is very scenic,keep your cameras handy.At the Ngong Ping Village its a few hundred yards walk to the Buddha,albeit many steps to the viewing platform,but well worth it for the views.Also do not miss the Temple nearby.There are food stalls,cafe's and restaurants in Ngong Ping.We then took the Cable-car back from here to the Metro Station,it made for an interesting and relaxed day out,away from the bustle of Hong Kong.

Visited November 2012
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

loved it! big is and understatement! worth the 260 odd steps up to it and its absolutely impressive! just go see it.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth waiting in a queue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I got there by Ngong Ping 360 and was a bit tired by waiting in a queue. But once you get to the village you see why it is worth waiting. Nice views, pleasant place.

Visited November 2012
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Very ordinary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Once you arrive ngong ping 360, you will see a street of about 15 souvenir shops and about 5 cafe and restaurants. There are 2 shows; journey of Buddha and monkey show (animated cartoon). If would like to know more about Buddha, you can go for it but I personally feel that it is very ordinary.

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“Loved the cable car trip to the Big Buddha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Went to the Big Buddha Lantau Island. Caught a train from Central to Tung Chung Station, exit B. Train cost HK$24 each, one way. Walked to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable car station (2 min walk). Cable costs HK$125 each, for a round trip. Caution as a man was trying to sell cable car tickets for HK$100 each, just as you exit the train. His tix looked nothing like the tix we bought at the cable car station. So not sure if it was genuine or a scam.

Buying a tix for the cable car took a while as at each counter they were trying to convince people to buy a package deal. (Cable car, boat trip & fishing village).

We chose to go on a normal cable car (crystal cabin costs a bit more), but no thanks. Normal car was enough excitement for us.

Impressed as no clunk clunk as you go over the towers. So smooth.

Its a lovely scenic ride on the cable car. You can see the airport from above. Lots of natural bush land below you. Then you get your 1st site of the Big Buddha.

When you reach the end, you walk through a souvenir shop and they have made up the photo they took of you as you got onto the cable car. We opted for the photo of us on a keyring. Other options available. You don’t have to buy, if you don’t want, but they do hassle you a bit to buy.

Lots of souvenir shops line the path to the Big Buddha, and a few restaurants. They even had a subway food outlet there.

Opted not to walk the 200+ plus steps up to the Buddha. The view was great from the bottom. Walked around to the monestary. Back to the cable car for the trip back to Ngong Ping village.


Wanted to go to the City Gate brand outlets mall which is near the Cable Car Station. This place is shoppers heaven for brand named goods at cheap cheap prices.

Visited October 2012
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