If you have the time to journey out into the New Territories, I’d highly suggest making a stop in Sha Tin to trek up to the 10,000 Buddha’s Monastery. Sitting at the top of a hill, reached by winding steps lined with gold-painted plaster Buddhas, the temple is one of Hong Kong’s most intriguing, especially for Western tourists. The complex also features a cheap vegetarian restaurant, which compliments the spiritual experience. The long-dead founder of the monastery is entombed in a glass box, gilt in gold for all to see, inside the main temple. And the 12,000-plus Buddha statues make for endless exploration. Even though the majority of them are only mere inches in height, believe it or not, no two are identical!