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"Ngong Ping Village" Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path Tip by mikey_e

Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path: 516 reviews and 710 photos

  Incense offerings at the entrance
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  • Incense offerings at the entrance - Hong Kong Island
      Incense offerings at the entrance
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  • The Bodhi Tree - Hong Kong Island
      The Bodhi Tree
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  • The street leading up to the Buddha - Hong Kong Island
      The street leading up to the Buddha
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  • The main square - Hong Kong Island
      The main square
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  • A view of the mist in Ngong Ping village - Hong Kong Island
      A view of the mist in Ngong Ping village
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Ngong Ping Village is the site of the Tian Tan Buddha and a monastery. Under normal circumstances, it is accessible by a cable car that goes from Lantau Subway station up the mountain. When I visited, however, the cable car was under repair and I had to take a taxi up from the station to the site. The village is picturesque in that it has a number of traditional houses and structures set up to make the Buddha seem more traditional (the Buddha dates only from 1993). There is a Bodhi tree and a shrine to offer incense at the entrance, closely followed by a monumental walk and large Chinese gate that clue the visitor in to just how spectacular this site is. I didn't see the Monastery, and I'm not sure that you can visit on your own.

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  • Written Dec 28, 2010
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