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Big Buddha

Ngong Ping Plateau, Hong Kong
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    Big Buddha is so amazing and majestic. When you stood there, you feel calm and pray sincerely for peace and healthy.

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  • Big BuddhaPro 2014

    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!

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    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.

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    A gigantic Buddha near the top of a mountain. some nice walks up there as well. A popular stop for tourists coming to Hong Kong.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!!

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    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

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    The Big Budha was very underwhelming. I was hoping that it would feel more cultural and awe-inspiring, but it felt very new (it is pretty new) and really just like a tourist trap. Probably not worth your time.

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    Part of the Po Lin Monastery which was completed in 1903, you will need to climb 240 steps to reach it. Reaching the top is hard but the view is worth all the trouble. You might want to bring water with you during your ascend.

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    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.

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    ... 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.

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  • Big Buddha

    I understand that this is the largest metal Budda anywhere. And, see all of the steps, looks easy..??? But if you go, I suggest you take the high speed ferry.

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    amazing

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    Big Buddha is among the biggest Buddha's you will see in Lantau island..

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    A must see! Beautiful island with the biggest sitting Buddha in the world.

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A ride on the Tung Chung Line + Cable Car ride will get you to Ngong Ping, Home of the Big Buddah. Last check, it takes 269 steps from the bottom of the base to the top of the Buddah so wear comfortable shoes.

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