Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

4.5
Must see · Monument · Religious Site
Both a pilgrimage site and a popular tourist attraction, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ranks among the city's top must-sees. The massive 34 m (111 ft) bronze statue, formally known as Tian Tan Buddha, was erected in 1993, bringing the Po Lin Monastery to the world's attention. The Buddha sits at the top of 268 steps, facing north. Climb to the top for a closer look at the statue, and to savor the panoramic vista of mountains and sea below. Remember that this is an important Buddhist site, so be respectful of those here to see Buddha as more than a tourist attraction. After your visit, explore the Po Lin Monastery just opposite. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) by using our Hong Kong road trip site.
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  • Go early to avoid the crowds and queues. A half day to a full day out depending if you eat there in the commercial path up to the Buddha. At the Buddha there are many steps to get up close and go...  more »
  • I've been here many times, however, everytime I'm here that I feel happy and relax. It is really a big Buddha statue, and from the different angle, you can get the different pictures. If the weather....  more »
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  • Lovely site, impressively set atop a high mountain range with great views of the surrounding area. Getting to the statue itself requires a MAJOR climb up almost 300 steps, but some tours can deliver you to the base of the statue. The statue is so large that you will want a photo looking up the stairs. Getting a worthwhile photo of the Buddha from up close will be a challenge, especially if the Buddha is back-lit by the sun.
  • The giant Budha Statue on top of hills. You must going 260 stair step to reach the statue. This place always full of tourist, but it ambience still solitude. There are lot of photo spot to have a good picture. The statue itself is made from bronze, built in 1993 with 34m height. Surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as "Offerings of the Six Gods" with poses offering flowers, incense, lanterns, ointments, fruit and music to the Buddha.

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