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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very impressive though perhaps a shade disappointing due to its commercial, revenue generating aspect which didn't sit easily with Buddism for me. Having said that, maybe it's no different from having to pay to enter an English cathedral so perhaps an unfair observation if you can rationalise religion with the need to generate income. Whatever your opinions, it's still well worth visiting.

Thank sunlovers1013
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

If you like Buddhas you cant go past one of the biggest in the world! Its truly a magnificent sight. I figured we would only be gone for a few hours but we were there nearly 6 hours. Yes there are a ton of gimmicky shops but just go for the Buddha and the vegetarian restuarant near the monastery. The cable cars are worth the money but be prepared to wait an hour plus if you dont have tickets. Overall a great day out!

Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We opted to do this on a half day gray line tour. Very interesting to see the Buddha and monastery. The exhibit was fascinating. The cable car definitely book the glass bottom car.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Very peaceful place and watching Big Buddha Statue even from far gives you some soothing feeling in your mind. Reaching to the statue is not so easy, one has to travel to Ngong Ping thru cable car and then climb many stairs to reach to the Buddha Statue. In the winter season, it’s become very cold on the top so don’t forget to carry some warm cloth or jacket. There is a temple also on the top (just below the lotus seat of Buddha) but it has timings and closes by evening 5PM so be there in time.

The monastery in front of Buddha statue is also good and first thing anyone notice there is giant incense sticks. One can purchase those giant sticks from the shops outside the monastery temple.

The shows available there (Buddha story etc) are normal animation. Howeber good but does not justify the cost they charge so one can give them a miss.

The mountains and trees around increases the beauty of this place. Recommended for the people who wants quick break from the city life.

Thank Mohit M
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

been to Big Buddha, on same day of HK arrival. purchased ticket's of group of 10 and got seperate normal cabin. dont want to waste crysatl cabin, as it had just transparent bottom. had seen construction of cable car on nat geo, ... good engineering marvel. took 30 min from queue n then other side. landed at big buddha about 3:30 and then headed straight to big statue, withtout wasting time in middle.
it was clear sky and can able to do nice photography with nearby nature. wind was chilly but after climbing steps, feels good. spend there some time at backside, which was amazingly quiet.
started coming back on 5pm and got cable car by 5:30pm. again able to catch sunset from cable car.
some near sites also good but didnt had plan to visit them. so skipped.

Thank A J
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