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“Nice, exotic and relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)
Ranked #18 of 807 things to do in Hong Kong
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice, exotic and relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Loved this monastery, plenty to see, great views over the city, some monkeys providing entertainment. Exotic aromas from plants, trees and burners. Authentic experience.

Visited March 2013
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“The Big Buddah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Wow - we took a trip up to see the 'Big Buddah' could see him from a few miles away. Great trip, well worth the effort to get there.

Visited October 2012
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was a fun place to visit. It took a little time to get out there on the MTR, but I think it is worth it if you have a little time to spare. I enjoyed the walk/hike up the hill among all of the buddha statues, and it was pretty neat how many buddhas there are. I get it with the name and all, but it doesn't really register until you see them all, everywhere. Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, beware of fake monks at the bottom of the hill. For those of you that have been to Mont Martre and Sacre Coeur in Paris, it was very similar tactic. Give you a bracelet and such, and then not want to take it back, but want to be paid for it.

Visited April 2013
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“Quite a few Buddahs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

This temple was right by where we were staying so it was a no brainer for us to visit but I'd definitly recommend making the trip even if you're further away. Theres a bit of a climb up from Sha Tin to get to the temple, there are two routes but both are decently signposted and paved. The temple itself, as the name suggests has literally thousands of Buddah statues - lifesize ones lining the paths and grounds and mini ones lining the temple itself. All in all, very interesting and picturesque.

3 pieces of advice:
1. Watch out for the scary barking dogs on the route up to the temple that starts by heading through Pai Tau village out of Sha Tin station
2. Watch out monkeys pooing on people from the trees above the path on the main route down from the temple
3. Dont buy trinkets from the fake monks that stand just outside the temple grounds

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“love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

You need to travel to Sha Tin to get there, and then it's a 30 minute walk on uphill paths, but it's a really great experience if you can be bothered to make the effort. I've been twice and will revisit again sometime.

Visited April 2013
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