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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 March 7, 2013

It's hard to believe the detail and work involved but worth seeing.The gardens surrounding the temple are great and quite colorful.

1  Thank MajorCruiseFan
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This place is just wonderful. It's so amazing to have such HUGE Buddha statue all made out of brass!!! quite an experience actually.
To get there I recommend the Crystal Cabin of the funicular.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Went up to the Buddha on the Ngong Ping cable car. Was a great trip to the top and then a good experience once at the top. The Buddha s up a lot of steep steps but is worth the walk up. Not much to do up there but has good views. Think you can have lunch in the Buddha. Great on a nice sunny day!

Thank anafonitria
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I wasn't sure whether to bother going here becauseI'd just spent a month in Thailand and seen one too many temples. It was a lovely place and the cable car ride to Ngong Ping was lovely too.

Thank Gemma H
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

While you can hike to the big Buddha, the normal approach is via tram car (which leaves from near an MTR subway stop), then heads over water, makes a turn, heads up a mountain and partway down before going back up another part to the start of a walking path, then follow a walking path to the stairs below the statue, up the stairs and to the Buddha.

I note that TripAdvisor rates this as 1-2 hours. I don't think that's enough time for most people to take the tram up, walk to the base of the stairs, climb the stairs to the Buddha, and then reverse the whole thing. 2.5 -3.0 hours is more like it.

I found the tram ride to be one of the more interesting tram rides I've taken, both because there's so much variety, and because it's so long over such steep and varied terrain. And of course, if you do the hike instead, it's probably 6-8 miles and quite steep, with lots of elevation gain and loss (more than 1000 meters)?

There were 5 of us, and we all enjoyed it.

Thank T9-Orca
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