Quick Visit to Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

After completing my hike to Lantau Peak, I walked for about 15 minutes and reached the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha. I was so happy when I saw shops because finally, I will be able to drink water. The shops outside the Po Lin Monastery are selling refreshments and souvenir items. After finishing one bottle of water, I bought postcards that I sent my sister and myself when I got back to Tung Chung.

The shops outside the Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery founded in 1906. It is one of the most renowned and most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong.

Po Lin Monastery exterior

The Monastery Temple Gateway

Incense offerings

Opposite the Po Lin Monastery is the Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha. It is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. The statue is 34 meters tall, weighs over 250 metric tons, and was constructed from 202 bronze pieces. To get a closer look at the statue, one has to climb 268 steps.

Offering of the Six Devas

View of the Po Lin Monastery from the Tian Tan Buddha

How to get there:

  • By bus to Ngong Ping bus terminus: Take MTR to Tung Chung and Disneyland Resort Line and get off at the Tung Chung station (last station of the Tung Chung Line). Take the Exit B and take Bus No. 23 at the bus terminus beside the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal. Get off at Ngong Ping bus terminus (the journey takes about 50 minutes); or,
  • By cable car: Take MTR to Tung Chung and Disneyland Resort Line and get off at the Tung Chung station (last station of the Tung Chung Line). Take the Exit B and go to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. Take a 25-minute cable car ride to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal; or,
  • By hiking the Lantau Peak: Take MTR to Tung Chung and Disneyland Resort Line and get off at the Tung Chung station (last station of the Tung Chung Line). Take the Exit B and take Bus No. 23 at the bus terminus beside the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal and get off at Pak Kung Au Bus Stop. Before getting on the bus, tell the bus driver to drop you off at Pak Kung Au. There is no LCD or broadcast to show the bus stop inside the bus so tell the driver beforehand.
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