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 .
Tours to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 3 days
Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $144
Duration: 8 hours
Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
Duration: 6 hours
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) Reviews
Great place to exercise and enjoy the view. The view us relaxing and the food in the monastery tastes great as well! more »
After a few days exploring Hong Kong Island it was a refreshing change to visit here. Access is via a 5 km long cable car/gondola ride that lasts some 23 minutes and provides a beautiful view of the r... more »
This place is unique and amazing. The temple offers a great choice of vegan food. Try their mango smoothie, it's to die for. The Town Tan Buddha is impressive. Great view from the top of the stairs. Highly recommended.
Beautiful experience. We took the crystal gondola for only about $7 more than a traditional one, it was like there was no glass beneath our feet. The Buddha statue between the mountains is incredible. We grabbed a bite to eat on the way back at one of the little shops. Wonderful all around.
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