Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Families
Rank9 out of 741 attractions in Hong Kong
Reviews of Lantau Island • 4
PO Lin Monastery is the Buddhist kingdom in the South and this is the same Monastery Close to Giant Buddha. Monastery offers free vegetarian meal to all the worshipers and its somewhat tastes like Chinese Cuisine.Macau is not Pacau
Next day i had planned to visit The Big Buddha/Giant Buddha of Hongkong. I had booked the tour from Buffalo Tours as Lantau Island was out of Public Transport reach. This tour covered all the major sight seeing spots on the way like Cheung Sha beach, Tai O fishing Village, Po Lin Monastery, Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping Village, Ngong Ping Skyrail ride.As Hongkong has a humid weather it was quite draining with the percentage of humidity even in November, but a look at the Giant Buddha took all my worries away within a split second. Pictures speak for it.
A must visit. The 111 feet Tian Tan Buddha sits beautifully perched, overlooking mainland China. This is the world’s largest, outdoor, sitting, bronze Buddha (Hong Kong has quite a few of these, biggest, longest, largest things, with a lot of conditions before and after). The Po Lin monastery is very beautiful and peaceful and is within a few minutes’ walk from the Buddha. You can spend a whole day here at the Ngong Ping village, where the Buddha, the monastery and many other attractions are housed. Take the crystal cable car one way at least. The views are breath-taking and you can see the Buddha while you are climbing up. It is better to book the ticket in advance, so you don’t have to wait in the long queue, especially during peak season.
Againt statue of Lord buddha sitting atop a hill surrounded by beautiful land scape. * You can take a cable car ride to the island or, if you are the adventurous type, you can trek.