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Reviewed today

Carbo Load before going here and amke sure you wear comfy shoes XD
Expect a lot of tourists so selfies have no doubt lots of photobombers
I rode the bus it was pretty cheap compared to the Cable Car and no liiiines!!!!!!
Probably about 30 minute bus ride XD
Bring some water and stuff to nibble

Thank Nice N
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Reviewed today

We took the ferry and bus going to the Big Buddha, and the cable car back to the Citigate MTR stop. The ferry and bus were relaxing and peaceful rides; nice and less tourists. For the cable car back to the MTR station, quite fun, BUT be ready to wait in a long snaking queue for at least 30 minutes (it was a 45 minute queue for us on a Friday afternoon, 3pm).

The Citygate outlet shops were right at the end of the cable car ride, so shopping is a good thing to plan for when visiting this site.

Visitors should be very respectful of the fact that more than a tourist site, this is a place of worship. Tourists of other faiths should respect the solemnity of the place, and its religious impact on Buddha's followers.

Thank ahmlaw
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Reviewed yesterday

Get there early to avoid the crowds. Catching the local bus to the summit is quite the ride. Well worth a visit.

Thank anotsoyoung1
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my 3 friends Visited on 20th sept 2018.This is a very historical site in hong kong.we learnt alot there.

Thank BackPacker710384
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You won’t regret it! We waited in line for 2 hours to get tickets to the cable car and we ended up spending the extra money to get the cable car (thank god) because the wait on the way down from the top was just as long. A good experience all around though and very beautiful.

Thank felicityaviles
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Reviewed yesterday

Do it yourself and save. Its easy. MTR to western terminus then 200 metre walk to cable way through nearby bus station. Stunning 20 minute cable car up into the mountains to an ancient village. Dont bother with the more expensive gondalar with see through floor. Interesting souvenir and other shops and restaurants. Then a long walk up a couple of hundred stairs to see the Golden Buddha. Must see breathtaking Chinese temple on your way back to the village.

Thank howlaw
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took the Ngong Ping cable car to the Po Lin monastery to see the Big Buddah. The cable car ride itself was quite enjoyable and not super expensive. It's a 25 minute ride with a great view. As soon as you exit you are forced to walk through a gift shop, and when you exit you walk through a village looking area that is basically just a lot more gift shops selling candy and souvenirs. The Po Lin monastery is fairly small but very pretty and interesting. There are a few restaurants around if you get hungry. From the monastery you can then walk up stone steps to the Buddah (you can't miss it). The giant Buddah is pretty impressive and you have a nice view of everything from the top. Inside the area with the Buddah are a few more gift shops if you would like to buy some jewelry or other souvenirs. Tourist traps aside the real reason to go to Po Lin is for the wisdom path. Follow the signs and you will come to a more open area with a few paths to choose from. Go see the the wooden pillars and then take a nice hike up the mountain. The hike takes some time but the views are worth it. There were a few other paths that I didn't have time to check out, so there is definitely plenty to see if you're into nature trails.

Thank DDEiven
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The buddha is beautifull to watch! From the platform of the buddha you have a good view as well. It is not really worth it to go inside the buddha!
Take a look at the monastary aswell! It is the best off Hong Kong!

Tip: don't go for dinner in the village near the buddha. It is alot more expensive than in Tung Chung, from where the cable car starts!

Thank Nanette1992
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are an obscene amount of Instagram feeds of Tian Tan Buddha, and I admit that I am guilty of posting my own sightseeing story.

I was excited about my 3rd visit to Hong Kong. I was not going to miss the Big Buddha for anything this time around. Sometimes when one eagerly anticipates an event, there is a huge letdown. This was absolutely not the case. My friend and I faced a few obstacles prior to our arrival, but my intention to visit was unwavering.

We joined hordes of perspiring tourists climbing the steep 260 steps to the top in humid conditions. A drone was buzzing annoyingly around the shrine, and I hoped it would not be accidentally captured in my own pictures. Already, many strangers were inadvertently snapped on my camera; I can pretend they are all my travel buddies. Just like the oxymoron-ism of Hong Kong, there are parallels with Big Buddha. There is a frenzy with the large crowds, yet an opposing calmness at the top of the mountains surrounded by a Buddhist monastery and monuments.

Despite that, I felt in awe and peaceful when I stood underneath the majestic bronze Buddhist statue.

Thank brendabeachbum
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very easy tour to do on your own. You can buy cable car tickets ahead of time on the internet or at 7 eleven store. Take the MTR yellow line to the last stop and you are there! This will only cost you a couple of bucks.At the top of the cable car ride are shops, the Buddha and a pagoda. The buses leave from this area to go to other parts of the island. Bus 21 will take you to the fishing village and once you arrive at the village you can pay 4 dollars and go on a boat ride through the village. You can then take a bus back to the MTR station or if you wish go to the Ferry pier and take the Ferry back to central Hong Kong.It cost me less than 30$ for transportation and tickets and was very easy !!

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