Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsReligious SitesMonuments & Statues
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
About
This place is temporarily closed.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
See what travellers are saying
  • Christy
    London, United Kingdom278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sublime
    After taking the cable car up to Tian Tan, we wandered through a delightful village filled with quaint souvenir shops & eateries, before ascending the many steps up towards the Buddha. The steps are shielded for the sea, which makes the climb tough as the air quality is so stifling; just make sure you take your time, carry a fan and a bottle of water! Once at the top, the views are unrivaled; just simply stunning and you truly can't gauge the size of the buddha until you're up close! It's well worth visiting the Po Lin Monastery upon your descent, to feel peace & discover the history of the buddha. I'd highly recommend a visit here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Medeeha Khan
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!!
    Since we were nearing closing time by the time we arrived, we quickly made our way to the staircase (268 steps) to see the bronze Tian Tan Buddha, standing 112 feet high! We saw many people offering prayers here while we walked around taking in the views. Once we climbed back down the stairs, we visited Po Lin Monastery, which is right next door. Because things shut down at 5:30pm, we were unable to see everything, but were awe-struck by the intricate carvings of dragons, phoenixes, and other animals. This is definitely a must see in Hong Kong. If you are able to catch the cable car up, I highly recommend it for the views. Complete review with pics and videos available on my Instagram linked to my profile.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • coconutugly
    Marbella, Spain1,999 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shame to miss it
    This wasn’t on my list of things to see in HK but was glad when we did get across to Lantua Island to see it. We took an Uber to the start, paid for the cable car and spent a few hours here. What i like was the little tourist village before you start the walk to the Buddha. Loads of Lovely little curio shops for suckers like me who buy all things touristy. Nice photo ops. From here it is a short walk to the base of the stairs up to the statue. The stairs themselves aren’t that many, anybody can get up, except we were in about 40degree heat. Once up the usual beautiful views. No stress at all, lots of freedom , no guards stressing either. From the base you can scoot over the monastery, another short walk. On the whole a very easy and enjoyable visit. Btw the cablecar is right next door to a huge outlet mall, some great shopping at discounted prices. We never had time to wander through it, but there of loads of shoppers and action.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • hcd-1921
    Zurich, Switzerland63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for first-time visitors!
    Go see the Buddha, you won't regret it! The journey best starts with a cablecar ride up to Ngong Ping village. Of course, you can also take the bus if you prefer. However, the ride up is an experience in itself. If you aren't afraid of hights, you can even book one with a glas floor. Oftentimes, those statues are built into mountains what makes to view of this free standing statue atop a peak even more spectacular. In our opinion, this view was even more impressive than seeing the Buddha up close. Don't be afraid of the many steps up to the statue, they are part of the experience. The platform on top of the stairs is perfect for enjoying the view or taking artsy insta-pictures. On semi-clear days you can see all the way to mainland China and the city of Shenzen. There is also a little museum inside the base of the statue, which is worth visiting. If you have time, visit Po Lin Monastery (separate review) and Ngong Ping town, which is pretty to look at, or take one of the hikes. Visiting the Buddha, the museum, the monastery, and town is free, they just put up a donation box, whereas the tram ride requires a ticket.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Teen Traveler
    Sai Kung, China40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    I went here with my family through a tour group and it was absolutely amazing. The landing pad before the Buddha had the different Chinese Zodaics and it was so beautiful to see from below. Then all the steps representing the disciples was amazing and climbing up them to see the statue up close was so worth it! It was beautiful and I loved seeing the statues of the six priestesses below with gifts. Additionally, the museum inside had beautiful art and great history. The temple behind it was very cool and the artistry was so impressive. We also went when monks were singing so it was very cool. This is one of the places were monks can sleep and get feed for free and it was all vegetarian too. However, visitors of course need to pay, but I would recommend all the food it was delicious, and I think sharing is a good idea as the portions are very big! I think this is a must see and the town next to it is beautiful as well!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • csabadapp
    Brasov, Romania195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Saw this before and came back, now that the kids are grown. Pretty nice place, Buddha statue is amazing, not sure I will be coming back a third time though. I just learned that you can go up there by bus too, and a lot cheaper than the cable car. the view is not the same though probably :)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Giselle S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour in Hong Kong!
    Make sure to allow enough time to explore the area. There are several shops and restaurants up at the mountain. The souvenirs were the best and not too expensive, inside the Buddha all profits help to keep the place. We bought a package and had lunch at the Sheraton and it was incredible, the food was delicious and they had an amazing variety. They have also have a free shuttle to the cable car station.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 November 2023
  • S K
    United States81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do it if you are in Hong Kong
    Great site, very picturesque. It was a long line to get to the cable car, so we took a taxi on the way up. The hike to the Buddha is moderate, and the statue and the surrounding views totally worth it. There was no line to get to the cable car on the way down, took just a minute to get a ticket. Really great ride - get the "crystal" car ticket, it's more expensive, but the floor is glass which makes the whole experience more fun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Buddha Statue
    The statue is probably the main tourist attraction on the island. It is located near the Po Lin Monastery which built it and now attracts visitors from worldwide. We baulked at climbing the 268 steps to the statue, satisfying ourselves with views from the cable car and the village.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,909 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Buddha
    This large bronze statue nestled on the peak of Mount Muk Yue has visitors climbing 268 steps to the summit. Surrounding the Buddha are six smaller bronze statues know as "The offering of six devas". Reaching the top you are handsomely rewarded with magnificent views of the beautiful mountains, lush greenery of Lantau Island and the coastal scenery of the south China sea. Access for the upwards adventure is free. There are many options to get to the Great Buddha which option you select get there early morning to avoid the massive crowds
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles14,853 reviews
Excellent
8,856
Very good
4,624
Average
1,127
Poor
176
Terrible
72

deltanne
Jakarta, Indonesia344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
With 268 steps, the climb can be exhausting, but the view from the top is worth it, though taking the cable car is convenient, beware of the multitude of food stalls, and don't forget sunscreen for the hot weather.
Written 13 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gcrefs
Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A day at the Big Buddha
Great day to explore.
Wear some good shoes - take plenty of water.
There is plenty of walking to see this place.
It is a wonderful place - great history and tradition
You get here using the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars.
The views on the way up are awesome

The food up the top is good. Some of it can be a little expensive.
The traditional food stores are better on price.
Other wise pack some food or eat prior to getting on the cable car.
There are plenty of food outlets at the cable car base station.
There is a large outlet shopping center here as well
Written 11 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a beautifull big Buddha. And The nature around The buddha is beautifull also. And visit The monastry. And enjoy the vieuw.
Written 20 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

polopony111
Chorley, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a ‘must see’ when visiting Hong Kong. A mere 268 steps to climb, but so worth it. The views from the top are spectacular. We visited on a beautiful day in March, but do beware of misty days, as the man himself might be hidden from view.
Written 20 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cassandra V
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A wonderful experience and a cool place to visit. You want to get to there early otherwise you'll be in line for a while for the cable cars. I would recommend trying the food at the temple as they have a lot of little snacks to try, worth a try.
Written 20 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Big Budha is one of the must-see attractions in HK. Located on Lantau Island, easily accessible from the center. By metro to Tung Chung station. Then there is the cable car to the tourist village of Ngong Ping. When we went, it was closed for maintenance so we went by bus (pleasant trip) Big Budha and Po Lin Monastery are close to the village.
It is interesting to climb the 276 steps to the base of the Buddha. The climb is not very difficult. Once at the top, the view is interesting but not fabulous. The mysticism of the place is undeniable
Written 16 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RoverP
Inverness, UK742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
You need a reasonable level of fitness to get up all the steps, but it is well worth it. It is good to get up close both to the Buddha and the other statues surrounding him. We had to imagine the view from the top as it was foggy when we were there. But the Buddha can be seen from miles away so the views must be great. I'll find out next time I'm in Hong Kong!
Written 8 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Arleen O
Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Tian Tan Buddha is an amazing structure with its 5KM of welds situated on a raised plinth that you can climb up.

We got the local bus to Ngong Ping village, as the Cable Car was closed for maintenance, and the Buddha is only a short walk away. Although there are alot of steps they are not too steep and quite manageable. At the top there is a small museum which is quite interesting. The view from the top is beautiful and worth the steps.

If you are visiting the Buddha it is also worth visiting the Po Lin Monastery across the road and stopping in the tourist village for refreshments
Written 4 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rahul
Thrissur District, India36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This place was really calm and quiet when I reached there. If you reach there before 9AM, it will be less crowded as the cable car starts at 10AM. I really recommend this place.

If possible take a local bus trip for early arrival which is really exciting as it goes through mountains. When returning you can select the cable car. If you are leaving before 11 AM then mostly you will be alone in the cable car because it's the arrival time of all tourists. You won't end up in the crowd.

Also, there are a couple of shops outside the monastery where they will only accept cash. Keep in mind that. If you prefer to eat with your card you might have to spend a lot of money.

Inside the temple you cannot take pictures / video.
Written 1 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Combined with the Ngong Ping Cable Car and Village, this was a real highlight for our trip. The cable car is expensive, but the CrystalPlus (all glass) tram is something to remember. Lots of great souvenirs in the village. Topped off with Tian Tan Buddha, which is incredible to see as you walk through the village, from the base of the steps and up close too. So glad I got to experience this with my family.
Written 31 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 10,791
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

TIAN TAN BUDDHA (BIG BUDDHA): All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)




Attractions near Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha): View all attractions near Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) on Tripadvisor

All Hong Kong HotelsHong Kong Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Hong Kong
All things to do in Hong Kong
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire