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“best day trip attraction in Hong Kong”

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

went to the budda as a spare of the moment idea, while we were queuing up we were approached by a member of staff promoting a package of the 3 attractions they had the cable car, bus tour and a guided tour oh and to skip the Q which we would have been in for another hour so we all went for it and it turned out to be amazing from the cable car up and the views to a walk around the little village and seeing a kung fu show .We then boarded a bus with our tour guide Ivan who was fantastic for a trip around the island. we arrived in a little fishing village which definitely was an eye opener. Then we boarded a boat which took us around the fishermens houses and then out into the open water dolphin watching. to top off a fantastic tour we arrived back at the Budda to make the dreaded hike up the 200 and something steps to the top but every step was worth it and it defo was one of the best days of the holiday

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We visited this place last February and found it particularly fascinating because, in spite of the fact that in other Asian countries we saw many statues of Buddha of different materials and sizes, this one impressed us for its hugeness, and also for the spectacular scenery around it.
The day of our visit the sky was clouded, of course it would be much better in a sunny day, but the ride in the cable car was enjoyable all the same. Before arriving to the monument we watched a short show of dancing dragons in the small plaza celebrating the Chinese New Year. The ascent of the steps to the Big Buddha was pleasant also because we could observe the kind of vegetation that is neither tropical nor alpine, giving to the landscape a characteristic atmosphere. The only problem we had was the very long queue at the departure of the cable car, perhaps because of the holidays.In any case it would be better to buy the tickets on line.
A part of this the experience was absolutely recommendable.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you are a shopper there is an outlet centre at the MTR. Otherwise the big Buddha is a nice place to visit, even if the village at the bottome is touristy and tacky. Also the upsell on tickets which if taken enables you to jump the queue was annoying as well.

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The best part is the long and sky high ride on the cable cars flying over Lantau island. The views are breath taking and a little scary if you fear heights. The monastery and the Buddha itself are worth the trip via cable car.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We enjoy taking friends and family to here when they come to China. We might enjoy the cable car ride the most, when it's open (most times, it is)! Be prepared, the exercise of walking up the 150+ steps to big Buddha can be a lot for some! Besides the nice scenery and well documented history inside, you can indeed get a feeling of Buddhism as you walk around.

A nice morning activity in Hong Kong to get out the city. You can spend the 2nd half of your day at the shipping mall where the cable car starts/ends!

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