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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

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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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  • The statue was unveiled in 1993. Its height is 34 meters and its weight is 250 tons. Interestingly, the Big Buddha statue faces north, which is unique as all large Buddha statues face south. It... 
    The statue was unveiled in 1993. Its height is 34 meters and its weight is 250 tons. Interestingly, the Big Buddha statue faces north, which is unique as all large Buddha statues face south. It...  more »
  • It is currently closed for construction work. . I went today (October 9th) and it was awesome to see, but, sadly , could not climb to enjoy the view. The nearby Temple and Philosophers Walk is still....  more
    It is currently closed for construction work. . I went today (October 9th) and it was awesome to see, but, sadly , could not climb to enjoy the view. The nearby Temple and Philosophers Walk is still....  more »
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  • Breathtaking! It's enormity can be seen from afar - wether you hike, drive, or take the gondola up. Sadly closed for maintenance when I went so I couldn't get closer. But it also meant hardly any other visitors.
  • I came here through the cable car and was blown away for the scale, beauty, and energy of this fantastic place. This place was one of my top place during my HK visit. You will see the magnificent buddha statue, a nice touristic town and temples. To come here, I took the cable car (long lines!) to the village and walk up to the buddha.

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