Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong also known as “The Big Buddha” Hong Kong. The Big Buddha is a bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. It is located at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. This statue completed in 1993 and it symbolises the harmonious relationship of Nature and Man, the statue is sited near to Po Lin Monastery. It is a symbol of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and it is one of the must seen tourist attractions.
HOW TO REACH TIAN TAN BUDDHA/ THE BIG BUDDHA
You need to search for the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to reach Lantau Island. It is not the only mode of transport to reach Lantau Island. You can trek to Lantau Island, it is not easy and time taking, and not all can trek. You can also ride a bus, but again that is time taking and not good for those who have bus/car sickness, but is cheap.
All of the above, the best way to reach The Big Buddha is by Ngong Ping 360 Cable car. There are two types of cabins- Standard cabin and Crystal Cabin. In Standard Cabin, you will be able to see mesmerizing views of Hong Kong island and Lantau island from the window, But in Crystal Cabin offers you a view beneath your feet though the 2 inch glass.
Tung Chung MTR station is Nearest to Ngong Ping 360 Cable car starting point, Take exit B. I will advise you to buy an online ticket, as usually the line is very long for those who do not buy online tickets.
|TICKETS PRICE FROM EFFECTIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2018|
|Standard Cabin||Crystal Cabin|
|Adult||160 HKD||235 HKD||215 HKD||315 HKD|
|Children (3-11)||75 HKD||110 HKD||135 HKD||190 HKD|
|Senior Citizen||105 HKD||155 HKD||160 HKD||235 HKD|
PO LIN MONASTERY
Po Lin Monastery is a highly visited Monastery in Hong Kong, It is located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantun Island, Hong Kong. Po Lin Monastery was founded in 1906 by three monks visiting Jiangsu from China and it was named “The Big Hut”. It was renamed to Po Lin Monastery in 1924.
You will not be allowed inside if prayer is performing and photography is also prohibited inside the Po Lin Monastery.
It is better to finish your activities by 5:00 PM and then go back to the cable car terminal. It functions till 7:00 PM and the line will go long again as the time increases.
TEMPLE STREET MARKET
We came back from Big Buddha at 5:30 pm and then we took the MTR to Jordan Station for ‘Temple Street Night Market, take Exit A. Walk on the Jordan Lane until you will see the temple street night market on your right. This Market is on the road with small tents and stalls. This is a good place to buy souvenirs. I would recommend not to buy at the very first place and go for bargaining. Check the price with other sellers as well. I bought small stuff from this market. You will face the Language issue here as-well, they write the price on their calculator to avoid any confusions with customers.
There are many restaurants at temple street, all kinds of food is available. You can choose as per your cravings and what you want to try out.
The overall experience Visiting Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong and Temple street was awesome. To visit both the places in one day is trying but we wanted to see as much as we can.