Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha
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Yin Hing Monastery
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Hau Wong Temple
Facing Tung Chung Bay is this double-roofed temple, founded at the end of the Song dynasty. It contains a bell dating from 1765 that's...
Po Lin Vegetarian Restaurant
The famous Po Lin monastery has a reputation for inexpensive but substantial vegetarian food. The restaurant is located in the covered...
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Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha information
Po Lin is a huge Buddhist monastery and temple complex that was built in 1924. Today it seems more of a tourist honeypot than a religious retreat, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and still being expanded. Most of the buildings you'll see on arrival are new, with the older, simpler ones tucked away behind them. The big draw is the enormous seated bronze Buddha, a must-see on any Hong Kong trip.
Commonly known as the ‘Big Buddha’, the Tian Tan Buddha is a representation of Lord Gautama some 23m high (or 26.4m with the lotus), or just under 34m if you include the podium. It was unveiled in 1993, and today it still holds the honour as the tallest seated bronze Buddha statue in the world.