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The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)

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The Big Buddha
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Time Out says

Hong Kong’s singular most recognisable and iconic attraction, Tian Tan Buddha (more commonly referred to as just the Big Buddha) took 12 years to plan and construct. Sitting 34 metres high, visitors must climb over 200 steps to reach the giant bronze statue, so be ready for a little exercise. Next to the Buddha sits Po Lin Monastery, one of the world’s most important Buddist sanctums, rich with religious iconography and wafts of incense. If climbing all those steps makes you peckish, refuel at the neighbouring Ngong Ping Village.


Ngong Ping Road, Lantau Island
Hong Kong
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