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“One of a kind”

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Ranked #4 of 845 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed December 8, 2014

A must go to when visiting the Ngong Ping Village. A great view from both below and atop! The stair climb, I must say, is good exercise.

Thank Krisel Q
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Big Buddha is big! Really big! We were there on a day when there was a lot of low cloud and the effect of the Buddha drifting in and out of the mist was fantastic. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Rick61
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

The view from the cable car ride towards Ngong Ping is quite an experience in itself. However, to gaze at the Tian Tan Buddha from the steps below is just breathtaking!

Thank Che523
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Its incredible how silent it is there. Its outside the city and really touristy but really worth to go there. For those who are hunting for souvenirs, there are some shops (of cause). To go up there, you have to pay at least 165HK$, if you don't wanna walk the whole way.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Some people say this is too commercial, some people say this was great. My wife loved it. The visit to this part of Lantau island is worthwhile for a change of scenery.

The good things to see: take the walk up the stairs to see the Buddha. The view up there is fantastic. It's free to walk around the base on the outside. If you want to go inside the Buddha and a few stairs further up (the real inside, not the gift shop under the Buddha), you can have the option to buy a lunch offering at the base of the steps before you start the climb up. Keep the receipt and bring the food as an offering once you get inside. Go early so that you can take pictures of the Buddha with the sun shining at the face. If you go late, the sun will be pointing straight at your camera when you want to take a picture, which makes for poor photography.

If you like to hike around, see the fishing village and give yourself a few hours for the hike.

To get there, take the MTR Tung Chung line right to the end, at Tung CHun station. Most people line up and pay a lot to take the cable car for a scenic approach. If you are scared of heights or want to take the bus one of the ways back (or both ways), take the route 23 bus. It is a 45 minute ride.

If you have time, go to see the fishing village. That gives a real sense of historic Lantau.

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