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Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
+86 903 509 4316
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Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic place. Enormous Buddha with a pedestal museum beneath it. Statues etc around it and in excess of 250 broad steps,to reach its hill top resting place. The museum had many artefacts and a colossal bell shaped gong. Apparently a small buddha body part was...More

Thank Notleyrag
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the monastery and got to watch the monks pray. The artistry of the buildings is beautiful and while I did not get to try it, I heard the cafe serves pretty good food.

Thank Miicha04
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited here a back in 2016, but I have visited the Po Lin every year after. There are 268 steps to reach the top. It is very breathtaking to see this awesome statue.

Thank r0th80
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow... what a walk! We really enjoyed this experience. We enjoyed the spirituaitly and historical offering of this experience. The climb is well worth it. Felt a tad disappointed that we could not get into the houses of worship. Again, vip passes are a must...More

Thank Andrea_Paterson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the cable car up to the monastery and hoped to see the big buddah statue. Unfortunately, we picked a freezing cold foggy day for our tour. We ate a very ordinary lunch at the monastery and saw the underwhelming buddah relic before travelling...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cable car travel to Lantau is amazing, we really liked the place. As it is located at hill top, it is very chilling and refreshing. Clean and well maintained. Must visit place,Food options are good.

Thank Sudheer S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We signed up with Klook,which includes a trip to Po Lin Monastery as well as Tai O. What I like about this Monastery: - 1 giant buddha -The quietness of the surrounding on weekdays - options to climb the stairs to the big buddha -...More

Thank WithKidsInMind
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place requires about am hour to explore. There is a giant stair case, so be prepared. The best part for us was getting there. We took the gondola to the area which had great views.

Thank emiko_992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed touristy, and whilst it was impressive it just didn't have a feel of a quiet spiritual place. Maybe without people it would, maybe with some monks visible it would? Certainly some people were obviously reflective as they lit incense sticks. (I have never...More

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited by taking the cable car as a tour which included the monastery, tea making demonstration and tio fishing village which includes a boat trip to visit the stilit houses, we really enjoyed this trip and found the monastery very spiritual, you can climb...More

Thank Churchmansgirl
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Jessica K
27 December 2017|
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Response from Normienorman | Reviewed this property |
When my wife and I went the cable car was closed for restoration. They have a bus stop for visitors to take to the top of the hill. That was back in April 2017. The bus trip was fine and drops you off at the front gate.
25 May 2017|
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Response from ScubaNut099 | Reviewed this property |
If you are strictly visiting the Buddha, monastery, and the Ngong Ping Village (the overpriced, nothing new here tourist trap as I call it), you could rush through it in less than an hour. Add an extra 30 minutes for... More
17 April 2017|
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Response from Joyce N | Reviewed this property |
Just go to Tun Chung Station get off the walk out to the bus Terminus right outside the station. Do not get confuse there are two bus terminus, the one that go to Lantau or Po Lin is that you have to walk further out and... More