"The Big Buddha" Lantau Island Tip by mamemo

Lantau Island, Hong Kong: 231 reviews and 596 photos

The signature of Lantau Island is the Big Buddha. You can trek up the 120 steps to come close and personal with the Big Buddha. It would be a rewarding trip for buddhists or non-buddhist to get to know the religion better, as there is a tour to the "inside" of the Buddha to see the scriptures and relics. We also spotted the altar of the famous Hong Kong Singer, Anita Mui.

After trekking, head down to the Po Lin Monastery at the foot of the hill for a simple yet delicious vegetarian meal. While you are there, visit the toilet to experience the no-frills toilet.

Address: Lantau Island
Directions: Take MTR to Tung Chung Station and take Bus number 23 to the foot of the hill.

If the Ngong Ping Cable Car is ready, take the Cable car from Tung Chung Station to reach the Big Buddha,

Phone: 85229848255
Website: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/touring/hkwalks/ta_walk_walk7.jhtml

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  • Written Jul 18, 2006
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