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Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha

Where the Tallest Outdoor Bronze Sitting-Buddha Statue in the World Lies

寶蓮禪寺 / 天壇大佛
Hong Kong
Where One of the Five Large Buddha Statues in China Lies
大嶼山昂坪寶蓮禪寺
(852) 2985 5248
Monday - Sunday -> (Po Lin Monastery) 08:00-18:00
Monday - Sunday -> (Big Buddha) 09:00-18:00
CNY Free
1-4 hours (Suggested)

The Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha, is a major Buddhist attraction in Hong Kong. Besides that it is the largest bronze outdoor sitting Buddha statue in the world,  it is also one of the five large Buddha statues in China.

The name of Tian Tan Buddha came from the Tian Tan Temple in Beijing. The design of Tian Tan Buddha is highly referencing Beijing Tian Tan Temple.

The Buddha statue faces north and sightly east, at the same time which is the direction towards Hong Kong and Beijing.


Opening Hours and Tickets of Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha

Entrance fees

AreaSeasonVisitorFee (CNY)
All AreaYear RoundAdultFree


Directions of Getting There

Air – HKG(Hong Kong)

Metro – Transfer to Tung Chung line, alight at Tung Chung Station Exit B. Then take Ngong Ping 360 Cable car (half an hour) or Route 23 (1 hour) at the bus stop to Ngong Ping Bus Terminal

Bus – New Lantao Bus 23, 2 

If you are going from Central, you could catch a ferry at Pier 6 to Mui Wo(half an hour – 1 hour), and take Bus 2 to Ngong Ping Village (40 minutes).

If it is your first time to Ngong Ping, you are recommended to take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable car. You could view the scenery of Tung Chung, Lantau Island on the cable car ride.


Reference Links

Official Link (Chinese)

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