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“Touristy, but great morning out” 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 808 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Touristy, but great morning out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

The big buddha is at the far end of a very touristy village containing traditional cantonese shops such as 7/11, Starbucks and the like but some of the shops have local handicrafts, the village is beautifully constructed in what I assume is a traditional looking manner and it is impeccibly clean. The Buddha is an impressive icon overlooking the village and the cable car ride to the village is worth the visit on its own. Look out for the people below the cable car making the 7.5km trek up and down 3 mountains (1500 feet according to my iPhone) to the Big Buddha and marvel at their commitment.

Visited April 2013
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Bundaberg, QLD, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Visit to the Big Buddha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Didn't seem like something I'd be interested in but had been told the view was breathtaking. It was. Worth the climb!!!

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Big !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

After cable car journey this was something a bit spiritual and well worth the climb from the base. Have plenty of water with you and try & pick a clearer day for best views and appreciation

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is the center of attraction of Lantau island and you cannot miss it. This Buddha is around 110feet high and you need to take 260 steps to reach the top but the effort is worth it. The view at the top is amazing, you can also see it while on way from cable car. We went there in the morning and it was a lot foggy and it was like the cable cars were going into oblivion

Visited May 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Good but becoming too touristy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Go early morning, expect long ques in the afternoon for the cable car.
Avoid the very touristy village before the Big Buddha.

Visited May 2013
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