Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Monuments & 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
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John Doe
5 contributions
Immaculate
Jan 2021 • Business
Awesome place to visit if you are trying to show respect to god. I suggests this place for those seeking freedom
Written 3 November 2021
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,999 contributions
Under renovation
Aug 2021
Do not spend 1+ hours to come to Ngong Ping if you go for the Buddha. It is currently under renovation and scaffolding covers the whole statue except the head. On the positive side, it is pretty quiet these days and visitors can really enjoy the area without the crowd.
Written 25 August 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,965 contributions
Under Renovation - June 2021
Jun 2021
Normally one of Hong Kong’s most popular sights, the giant bronze Buddha is entirely hidden under scaffolding and there is absolutely nothing to see of it. If your main purpose in coming here is to see the Buddha, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You can still climb the 268 stairs to the Buddha’s base and visit the Merit Hall at the top of the podium, but frankly, this is a lot of effort for little reward.
First opened in 1989, the Buddha took 10 years to build at a cost of $60 million HKD but it is now due a facelift and has been closed for some months while they remove layers of grime and oxidation. Unfortunately, I couldn't see any information on when the renovation work will be completed but it looks as if it will be quite a while yet so I would definitely check the website before going.
Despite the Buddha being missing in action, it’s not a wasted trip. The Ngong Ping cable car ride up there is worth doing and the Po Lin monastery and surrounding arches and grounds are lovely. Most impressive of all though is the Wisdom Path, a simple but powerful series of monumental wooden pillars carved with the complete verses of the Heart Sutra. It was incredibly striking and is a pleasant, easy 15 minute walk from the Buddha.
Written 25 July 2021
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Breno Filipe S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions
Magical
Jul 2020
I visited the Tian Tan Buddha few times. sometimes with cable car and others hiking! once you get there it's magical !
Written 17 June 2021
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mmtraveler
Greater London, UK6 contributions
Great place to visit:-)
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great hiking and beautiful views on the sunny day! Have been there many times and always returning whenever I’m in 🇭🇰 HK😍
Written 7 May 2021
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Alan G
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
Buddha out of service
Jan 2021
Unfortunately no photo op since scaffolding all around the Buddha when we went. Otherwise, it is a good place to visit. Fresh air and you can hike up or down if you are fit. Queue for the cable car can be a bit long (30-45 minutes) on busy days. You can also get a bus from Tung Chung MTR. You can buy food and drink on top.
Written 30 March 2021
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Shasha A
Hong Kong, China196 contributions
Big Buddha
Feb 2021 • Solo
From Tung Chung you can take 23 or 11, I visited here after my lantau hike I took the bus 23 to go to Ngong Ping Village. Or you can take Bus no 11 as well. It is the last stop. Big buddha and Ngong Ping 360° adventure are both situated inside this small village. You can easily find your way around.

Good for a visit to relax your mind.
Area has lots of food stalls.

(These days the Big buddha is closed due to renovation and still it is going on)
Written 6 March 2021
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Max F
Argentina22 contributions
Big Buddha
Feb 2021 • Business
Gorgeous place,Hong Kong is my place in the world,I go every year an never get tired seeing the big Buddha!!
Written 19 February 2021
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TravelGuy
Italy18 contributions
Beautiful place, worth your time
Mar 2020
Getting to the Tian Tan Buddha wasn't super straight foreword, but it was worth it. I recommend going in the evening and staying until it closes. The best moment is when everyone leave and you are left alone with the sunset and the wind.

I also got the chance to spectate to a monk chorus (I honestly have no idea what it actually was) which was a really... weird and unique experience.

I've been there in November 2019 but only now remembered to actually write down a review.
Written 16 February 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
BB
Sep 2020
There may be bigger statues of Buddha, on higher mountain, with lot more stairs, in more remote places, with more gold paint, with more bells and whistles, more fancy etc etc etc but that doesn't make this one any less inferior.

The subway from the city, the coach/cable car ride to the mountain, the long way up to the Buddha, the views from the top of beautiful Lantau Island, the little temples below in fact the whole experience is very refreshing.

And the most important part is that it gives you much needed breathing break from that fast paced, super busy, ultra congested city life of Hong Kong.
Written 19 January 2021
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