TIAN TAN BUDDHA & TEMPLE STREET: HONG KONG

Tian Tan Buddha

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:

TICKETS PRICE FROM EFFECTIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2018
Standard Cabin Crystal Cabin
Single Round Single Round
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
The Big Buddha
The Big Buddha
Lantau Island
Lantau Island

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.

po lin monastery
Po Lin Monastery

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.

Temple Street
Temple Street

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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT HONG-KONG

IMG_1670Hong Kong has a rainstorm affecting the subtropical atmosphere. It is gentle for the greater part of the year. There are gentle, generally dry winters, and sweltering, damp, and wet summers.

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December, when the climate is radiant, cool, and wonderful

Rain: The yearly percentage of rains goes from 1000 mm to 3000 mm.

The wettest month is August when rain falls around four days out of seven.

The driest month is January when the normal is six days in whole month.

Extreme Weather: From May to October, there are incidental tropical storms and rough rainstorms. At the point when storms approach, admonitions are communicated on TV and radio.

READ MORE: MUST PLACES TO VISIT IN HONG-KONG


SUMMER

Weather: Summer starts from May and it stays until September. It is exceptionally hot and moist, and there is a consistent risk of showers, tempests and tropical storms. The day temperature goes up to 31 C.

What to Wear: Umbrellas, summer garments and keep the sunscreen handy..


 SPRING

Weather: Spring starts from March and stays until May when the climate is lovely. There is high moisture in the air and days are a little warm.

READ MORE: ONE DAY TOUR TO MACAU


AUTUMN

Weather:  Autumn starts from October to early December. It is one of the best times to visit Hong Kong. Daylights are clear and bright. There are few day storms foretasted during that period.

Attire: Well, generally summer clothes are a good choice, just to keep one jacket for evening and early mornings.

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WINTER

Weather: Winter starts from mid-December and stays until February. This is known as the best time for shopping in Hong Kong. The Christmas season is always best for shopping.

Clothing: Sweaters and coats are a must needed for all days. A big fat jacket is required once the Sun sets. Do keep the warm caps for kids and for yourself.

It is also the time for Chinese New Year exercises. Many tourists go to Macau at this time.