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“A waste of time”

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze)
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US$98.17*
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Hong Kong 10,000...
Ranked #24 of 845 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A steep climb to reach, but efforts are rewarded with over 12,000 Buddhas both outside and inside the temple. There is no admission fee. A small restaurant at the top offers refreshments, but bring your own water for the trail.
Reviewed 3 April 2018

My visit to the Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery turned out to be a huge waste of time. Not only is it far from the central areas of Hong Kong, but getting there is really difficult. The monastery was very hard to find and I actually ended up in another monastery/temple on the same hill, climbed an endless flight of stairs for over an hour, only to realize I was in the wrong place. I was not the only one who was confused, a few other tourists I met on the way had the same problem.

The sign showing the way to the monastery was actually impossible to see from the street. When I eventually found it, I had to climb a ton of stairs again, only to be bitterly disappointed by the tasteless display of kitsch I met along the way and on top. This was the least interesting temple I've seen in Asia.

I definitely do not recommend this place, especially if you only have a couple of days to spend in the city. There are some much better places to see in half a day!

1  Thank HelCris
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

You might love this quirky temple especially if you haven't been to many Buddhist or Taoist temples before. I found it a little trashy and out of the way. On the plus we didn't see any monkey (mean or cute) or begging fake monks. The Buddhas are interesting but get a little repetitive and the place is not as well maintained as the other major temples. Given that it is a bit out of the way and a moderate climb to get to I'd pass on it.

1  Thank JKPImageFusion
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

In Shatin, and worth the visit. You climb a numbing number of stairs to see the various shrines and Buddhas. Not for anyone physically impaired.

Thank biglurk
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful. So many statues of the buddha each with different expressions. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Just be sure not to go into the cemetery as thats the first thing you see. There is an alleyway on the right hand side which takes you to the statues

Thank mark19890
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a nice activity for a few hours. The buddhas seem to have fallen into disrepair. Many buddhas are missing.

Thank ashleighlane2018
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