The name is a bit of misleading as there are actually 12,000 Buddhas statues at the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. Walk up the 431 steps, which are lined with life-sized, gold-painted, unique Buddha statues, before reaching the complex at the top known as Man Fat Sze. Inside, you’ll be dazzled by many more gilded statues, as well as gorgeous pavilions and a crimson pagoda – not to mention the Instagram-worthy panorama of Sha Tin and its mountainous surrounds.
Hong Kong has no shortage of temples and prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures. Whether it’s Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim or Sikh, there’s bound to be one in every neighbourhood you step into across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and even the outlying islands. Some temples have become popular tourist attractions like Man Mo Temple and Po Lin Monastery thanks to their fascinating history and intricate architectural design. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful and historically significant temples in Hong Kong that are worthy of a visit at least once in your lifetime.
RECOMMENDED: If you’re a history buff, make sure you make time for a trip to Hong Kong’s best museums, and Hong Kong’s oldest buildings and structures.