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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 97%Spiritual Seekers
- 85%Local Culture
- 77%Family Travelers
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
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- Big Buddha
My sister and I wanted to do as much touristy things before we head back to the motherland and since the big buddha is super close to the airport we had to check it ou! the stairs going up to see the big buddha is a hike on its own ! Seeing it so close up and personal is actually pretty amazing!Recommended for:
- Big BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
A nice day trip from Hong Kong. The buddha is nice but the real attraction to me is the views of the surrounding island. This is definitely a manufactured attraction -- the Buddha is new and the faux Chinese village / strip mall at the base really detracts from the experience. The Daibutsu in Kamakura may be smaller but is definitely more impressive.Recommended for:
- Big Buddha
I used to come to the Big Buddha as a child, and was constantly amazed by how big it was. Fast forward to 10 years later, and a more recent trip to the giant statue was just as impressive. Absolutely a must-see when visiting HK.Recommended for:
- Big BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
This is an great place to see magnificent sculptures and Chinese temples. The area is set up for tourists and have shops and restaurants to the way to Big Budda. To get there, you will ride a cable car from Tung Chung station on the MTR for about 10 min.Recommended for:
- Big BuddhaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
Very nice area ! Travel to the Big Buddha by cable car and return with bus via Tai-O (traditional fishing village). There is also a hiking trail under the cable car.Recommended for:
- Big Buddha
I am not Buddhist. However, this place is truly a sight to see. The Buddha is so large and can be seen from miles away. To truly grasp the size, one must visit the site. It is a marvel and the people there are proud of it.
The nearby village is just a tourist shopping area. There are a couple of restaurants there, but otherwise should be used as just a path from the cable cars to the Buddha. The products available here are available anywhere else in Hong Kong.
There is also a trail that you can hike to get you to the Buddha rather than taking the cable cars. It may take a little longer... A few hours longer, but for the nature lovers, can't beat it.
Definitely recommend visiting the Buddha.
- Big BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
It's magical up here on the mountain and climbing up to the Buddha is some nice light exercise that allows for great views. If you stand still and look at the clouds, you'll probably notice them floating rather quickly past the mountains as it's often quite windy. Pretty cool to see this "misty mountain" effect.
- Big Buddha
It's a bit of a trek to get there, but if you take the cable car there and back, it's a breeze. I have been to Hong Kong now several times, but only to Big Buddha once and it's not to miss. Lots of tourists, but the view is amazing and the Buddha itself is awe-inspiring. Don't miss it if you can spare the time. But bring some snacks and water (and a picnic if you are ambitious) and you can't go wrong!!
- Big BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureFoodies
I've been here once and did not regret it! I would only come though if you are not tight on time. If you are taking the cable cart, you will have to line up for a while. My suggestion is to pay a little more for the the express line. and when you leave the island, if you wait till closing time, the line will be at its very worst
- Big BuddhaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
The Big Buddha as the statue is also known was the world's biggest seated outdoor bronze buddha. Getting here is just as fun. Can be by hiking or by taking the glassbottom cable car! After visiting the big buddha, complete the experience by having a buddhist vegetarian meal at the Po Lin Monastery. A perfect half day spiritual excursion away from the fast paced city life.Recommended for:
- Big BuddhaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory Buffs
... aka The Big Buddha. There are generally only three reasons why any visitor would come to Lantau Island: 1) en route to Hong Kong International Airport; 2) Going to the Disney theme park; 3) to see this marvel. Despite appearances, the Buddha is a relatively new construction (it went up in 1993). Some claim it's the largest seated Buddha in the world, but I believe that title rests with the Leshan Buddha in Sichuan, western China. But, hey, peace and harmony who's going to split hairs over that? The nearby monastery, dating from the 1920s, is also worth a look.